Bedlington Terrier Puppies

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The Mild-Mannered Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier is a small terrier breed that was named after the town of Bedlington in England. These dogs were originally bred to hunt, but they are quite versatile and excel and swimming and are known for their high endurance.

Bedlington Terrier At a Glance

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Bedlington Terrier At a Glance

  • Size: 15"-18", 17-23 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Soft, curly, and harsh
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Terrier
  • Common Nicknames: Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier, Rothbury's Lamb

Bedlington Terrier Breed Guide

Learn More About Bedlington Terriers

  • Temperament

    Bedlington Terriers are mild-mannered dogs that are known for their intelligence and loyalty. Generally speaking, these dogs are playful and cheerful, and they love being the center of attention. They're typically friendly with strangers, but they have a strong intuition and can sense when something is "off" with someone they meet.

  • Health

    Bedlington Terriers are healthy, and responsible breeders should check for things like von Willebrand's disease, eye issues, and elbow/hip dysplasia.

  • Activity Level

    The Bedlington Terrier has a moderate energy level and can be satisfied by a brisk walk or vigorous play session. These dogs are capable of running at high speeds, so it's important to keep them in a securely fenced-in area when outside.

  • Grooming

    Despite being low shedding, the Bedlington Terrier's coat requires regular maintenance to look its best. Their coat grows quickly, and requires clipping every few months. They should be brushed 1-2 times per week to maintain a healthy coat.

  • Shedding

    The Bedlington Terrier's hypoallergenic coat is incredibly low shedding, so much so that you will rarely find hairs around your house

  • Appearance

    The Bedlington Terrier is a small breed that is often described as resembling a lamb in appearance. Bedlingtons have a combination of harsh and soft fur that comes in several colors and combinations. They are considered a hypoallergenic breed because they do not shed much.

  • History

    Most people think of Bedlington Terriers as prim and proper, but they were originally used as rodent hunters and pit fighters. The first dog recognized as a Bedlington Terrier was born in 1825, and breed perception has changed a lot since then. Today they are recognized as loving companions, and their days fighting are well behind them.