Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

This dog is quiet and likes to run and chase small animals. They should not live outside.

Breed Overview

This smaller sheep look-alike originated in the late 1700s in England. This agile game-hunting terrier was bred to hunt rats, badgers, otters and other vermin. Its protective instincts make him cautious around strangers. Toward the family, they are companionable, loyal, and quiet. Bedlingtons are also playful and athletic so they do best with active and outdoorsy people or families with older children. Bedlington Terriers require a good long walk or vigorous play daily. These dogs shed very little and grooming is easy. Their coats should be combed about 1-2 times per week and trimmed every other month.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 16.5"; Female: 15.5"
Weight: 17-23 lb
Lifespan: 12-14 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Loyal, Soft,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Bedlington Terrier:
Less Common Concerns for Bedlington Terrier:
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