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Bedlington Terrier Puppies
Description: 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. Bedlington Terriers 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
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.
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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