Routine Care: Bedlington Terriers need energetic play for an hour a day. This dog is well suited for performance events like agility, flyball or earthdog.
Grooming: Considered hypoallergenic, but still needs coat brushed at least weekly, with groomer visits every 4-8 weeks.
Dental: Bedlington Terriers generally have good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!
Ear Care: Clean their ears weekly, even as a puppy. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!
Bedlington Terriers are energetic and affectionate playmates for the kids, and are the center of attention. They run the household with spirit.
Whether you are considering adding a new Bedlington Terrier to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Bedlington Terrier will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds.
By exploring the health concerns specific to the Bedlington you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. They are counting on you to be their health expert.
Some health issues a Bedlington Terrier could encounter:
Don't let the sheepish appearance fool you; this dog is all terrier. Their lineage makes them fearless enough to take on a badger and fast enough to run a hare to ground and start digging! If you want a sporting dog, the Bedlington is known as one of the most reliable terriers. They are also prized as family dogs for their characteristic mild manners and loyalty. They will do fine in an apartment and adore children, but make sure you keep their mind and body occupied. You don't want to find out how imaginatively destructive a bored terrier can be. Plan around an hour a day of high energy aerobic play to keep them content.
Consult with a veterinarian if your Bedlington Terrier shows signs of the following: