Dog Breed Profiles

Bedlington Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
15 - 17 Years 
Color
Blue, liver or sandy, with or without tan. 
Coat
Thick and linty. 
Exercise Needs
Needs plenty of exercise. Keep him on a leash as he is a fast runner and will give chase to a cat if given the opportunity. 
Temperament
He is a rather quiet dog suitable for family life and easy to train. He makes a loyal companion who is affectionate and able to  
Good with Children
Good with children. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Regular trimming every six weeks by a professional groomer is required to maintain his peculiar lamblike appearance. He is non-s 
Average Size - Male (in)
16.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
15.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
17 - 23 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
17 - 23 
Health Issues
Liver problems, hereditary kidney diseases and eye problems.v
Living Conditions
A home with a big fenced yard. 

Breed Description

In full show trim the Bedlington Terrier looks more like a shorn lamb than a dog. A true terrier he is lovable, full of fun, and a terror when its temper is provoked. Formerly known as the Rodbury, Rothbury or Northumberland Fox Terrier. His roots evolved from Northumberland, England where he was used to hunt foxes and weasels. He was crossed with Whippet blood to produce his speed, agility and graceful movement. A popular dog with poachers he earned the nickname of Gypsy Dog.

Breed Infobits

Although the Bedlington Terrier is only a relatively small dog, it does benefit from regular exercise.
The Bedlington Terrier is a gentle dog making a perfect companion for single people and families alike.

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