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The Bedlington Terrier takes his name from the mining sire of that name
in the County of Northumberland, England. They were bred to hunt badgers,
foxes, otters and other vermin. The bedlington usually does not seek out
fights with other dogs, but once engaged, will fight to the death.
Male: 16 inches
Female: 15 1/2 inches
Weight: 17 to 23 lbs.
Blue, sandy, liver, blue and tan, sandy and tan, liver and tan.
A mixture of hard and soft hair standing well out from the skin.
Crisp to the touch, but not wiry, having a tendency to curl.
This coat requires daily combing and monthly clipping.
Maintainence can be quite costly. When properly groomed, will not shed.
Mild and Gentle.
Are not usually trustworthy off lead.
Can be destructive if not properly trained.
Usually very vocal.
Usually good as guard dogs.
Can be trusted with small children that they are raised with.
Usually not difficult to housebreak.
Usually not good with other animals.
Reception to Training:
Fair candidate in the hands of a skilled trainer.
Epilepsy, PRA, cataracts,
The bedlington terrier is not a recommended pet for the novice.
The maintainence is very high, and these little dogs can be a danger to
If looking for a Conformation Show dog, this is a good choice.
If looking for a Pet/Companion Dog, a fair choice.
If looking for an Obedience Dog, a fair choice.