Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier is a funny looking little dog, almost lamb-like. These dogs are sweet-natured and high in spirits that love to have a little play.

The Bedlington is cautious of strangers and do need to be socialised well to feel comfortable with them.  Apart from that they are confident little dogs.

Bedlington Terrier Facts

Bedlington Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             3 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         zero star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 38 – 43 cm (15 -17 in)

Weight: 8 – 10 kg (18 – 22 lb)

Coat: Thick and linty

Colour: Blue, liver or sandy with or without tan

Lifespan: 14 – 15 years

Special Characteristics

The Bedlington Terrier is easily provoked and can be quite feisty. I would say they are spirited little dogs.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs love to get outside and run about, will be restful at home. Their exercise requirements are considered to be high.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Compliant with their owners and very affectionate at times.

Children: Can be good around children if raised with them or socialised with them on a regular basis.

Other Pets: As with most terriers these are no different, they have a high prey drive. The Bedlington loves to chase and will harm small pets including cats. However, they can be good around cats if raised with them.

Strangers: Reserved and cautious around strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are normally good around other dog breeds, even more so if they have been well socialised from an early age. Make this part of your training schedule.

What to Watch Out For

Not much to mention here other than they can and most probably will chase and harm other small pets in the house. Regular grooming and clipping is needed to keep their coat in tip top condition. I would say that they are a fairly high maintenance breed of dog.

Health Risks

Pleased to say that there is not a lot to mention here. The main things being; cataracts and patellar luxation.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner needs to be calm and collective and most of all active. You need to have the time for lots of play and walks to give them the stimulation they require.

More Photos

Bedlington Terrier stood up straight in the garden Puppy Bedlington Terrier lying down in the garden

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