Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 17-23 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Terriers
The Bedlington is a loyal companion and gets along with children and other
animals if socialized with them at an early age, but it may be cautious
Some are high-strung and can be snappish when irritable. To avoid behavioral
problems, such as excessive barking and house destruction, proper obedience
training, regular exercise, and play are necessary.
The Bedlington terrier looks like a lamb. Its coat is a mixture of coarse
and soft hair that stands well out from the skin and is crisp to the touch.
It comes in blue, sandy, liver, blue and tan, sandy and tan, or liver and
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Bedlington terriers don't shed but need weekly combing and a professional
grooming every two months to keep their coats, which tend to curl, in good
This high-energy dog needs several vigorous walks and aerobic play sessions
The Bedlington was developed in England in the late 18th to early 19th centuries
to hunt fox and badger, to work as a ratter in coal mines, and to be a dogfighter.
This dog is not suitable for inexperienced dog owners.
Breed-related health concerns: copper toxicosis (a hereditary disease
in which copper accumulates in the liver and can lead to liver failure),
retinal dysplasia (conditions resulting from improper retina development
that in rare cases cause blindness), congenital kidney problems.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club