Thinking about purchasing an Bedlington Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Bedlington Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Bedlington Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Bedlington Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Bedlington Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Bedlington Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Bedlington Terrier Breed Profile
In full show trim the Bedlington Terrier looks more like a shorn lamb than a dog. They are rather quiet dog suitable for family life, easy to train and usually adores children. Bedlington Terriers will make a loyal companion who is affectionate and able to adapt to every mood of their owner. They come in blue and liver colors, with blue becoming the more popular of the two. Bedlingtons have thick fur that sticks out from its body, a nice tuck up and a prominent topknot of hair on the top of its head. Ears also wield tassels of fur on the ends. The Bedlington Terrier's tail is whip like in appearance. Bedlington Terriers have the longest traceable ancestry of all the terriers. Being true to the terrier group, they are lovable and full of fun, but are fierce when provoked.
Other Names: Rothbury Terrier, Gypsy Dog, Northumberland Fox Terrier, Rodbury
Males: 16 - 17.5 inches; Females: 15-16.5 inches.
blue and tan, liver, liver and tan, sandy, sandy and tan. Can be any of those
colors with or without tan.
are generally mild, but can be alert, and when alert they are full of energy.
Also affectionate, friendly, can recognize moods, independent and mostly quiet
house dogs. Can be belligerent when provoked by other dogs.
Watch-dog: High, a good
Bedlington Terrier Care and Training:
Regular trimming every four to six weeks by a professional groomer is required
to maintain their peculiar lamblike appearance. They are a non-shedding breed.
Brush the Bedlington Terrier's coat regularly and clean and pluck the insides
of their ears. Bedlington Terriers need plenty of exercise. Keep them on a leash
as they are fast runners and will give chase to a cat if given the opportunity.
Stubborn at times, they are relatively easy to train.
Bedlington Terrier Health Issues: Liver problems, hereditary kidney diseases and eye problems such as retinal dysplasia. Possible health concerns include copper toxicosis, juvenile cataracts and renal hypoplasia.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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