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Bedlington Terrier

Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier


This graceful, lithe dog has a distinctive silhouette. Its arched loin and racy outline give it great speed and agility. A wolf in lamb's clothing, the Bedlington is unrivaled in its ability to chase and fight agile but tough quarry. Its gait is light and springy. Its coat is a mixture of hard and soft hair standing off the skin, affording good protection as well as outstanding appearance.

The Bedlington is among the softer terriers, not only in looks and feel but in temperament. It is companionable, demonstrative and loyal. It enjoys its creature comforts and is a fairly quiet house dog. Even though it will seldom initiate a fight, it will not allow itself to be intimidated by other dogs and can be a scrappy fighter when pushed. It will give chase to small animals outdoors, but it can usually coexist with them indoors.

Size Medium
Height Male: 16-17 inches (41-43 cm)Female: 15-16 inches (38-41 cm)
Weight Male: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)Female: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Colors Blue Blue & Tan Liver Liver & Tan Sandy Sandy & Tan
Origin United Kingdom
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

This breed will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

These active dogs need plenty of exercise and, like other terriers, will be bored and mischievous without it. They need to be taken for a long daily walk.


Moderately Easy Training: The Bedlington Terrier can be a bit stubborn at times. While it does learn quickly, it is sometimes necessary for its trainer to be a bit stern.



Grooming Requirements

High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.


Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.



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