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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Terrier group.

Weight:

17-23 pounds (7.5-10.5 kilograms).

Height:

15-17 inches at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Standard colors include blue, sandy, and liver with tan markings.

Coat:

These dogs have a woolly, somewhat curly coat that blends soft and hard hairs.


Overview

Character:

Bedlington Terriers are gentle dogs that will do almost anything that is asked of them. These terriers make great companions, especially for children.

Country of Origin:

England.

History:

The exact origin of this breed remains unknown; however, these dogs became popular in Northumberland, England during the nineteenth century when they were used by miners to clear rats out of tunnels.

Name:

Named for the town of Bedlington, Northumberland, England. Additional names include Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier, Gypsy Dog.

Temperament:

These terriers are intelligent but can also be stubborn. However, this breed is generally quite obedient and more gentle than other terriers.


Care

Training:

Bedlington Terriers are intelligent dogs and are willing to perform almost any task asked of them.

Activity:

These dogs are very active and like to run. They require daily vigorous exercise and play sessions.

Ownership:

While these dogs don't shed and are non-allergenic, they do require regular brushing and professional grooming three or four times a year. They also require a high level of exercise and activity. Bedlington Terriers are great with children and make good watchdogs but poor guard dogs.


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