Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier, Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier


Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 2
  • Training: 5
  • Size: 2
  • Mind: 5
  • Security: 6
  • Relations with children: 10
  • Dexterity: 6
  • Shedding: 1


This dog is the result of a cross between a dandy dinmont Terrier, Bull Terrier and Whippet. She was bred in the city Bedlington (hence the name). It was the miners’ favorite dog from this area, especially for helping hunt rats, badgers, foxes and otter

Today, the Benglintons succeed as companions and in boxing ring. Although they still have excellent hunting instincts, acute sense of smell and the will to go to the ground, they are rarely used in the field.


Bedlington Terrier has a special look – similar to a lamb. Dog medium in size, with a muscular, flexible body and slightly curved from behind. The head is narrow, round, pear-shaped. Eyes are small triangular and dark. Ears are medium sized, drooping. Tail long, conical, located at a low level and slightly curved. The fur characteristic of this breed is a mixture of soft wool fluff and thick, stiff, wavy hair, shaped like curls. Color can be: blue, tan, sand, russet. Puppies are born black or brown.

  • Bedlington can be stubborn in learning
  • Early socialization with other pets is prerequisite to prevent problems
  • Bedlington terriers need training and mental stimulation or they will miss, which will lead to trouble
  • Dogs may be fierce fighters if challenged another dog.
  • Bedlingtons are very smart and moderately easy to train. They do not respond to harsh teaching methods.
  • Bedlington Terriers love to dig.
  • They need a fenced yard, as they will chase other animals, and they run very fast.



It is a well-balanced breed, soft and tender, not nervous. They have tremendous energy, courage and endurance. The Bedlington Terrier is full of confidence and quite muscular. They are have strong athletic instincts, as well as beautiful and gracious companion.


Bedlington Terriers have an affectionate personality. They are cheerful playful and loyal. This breed is deeply dedicated to its family, and very loving and attentive with children. They will get along with cats and other pets but will not tolerate dominant or threatening behavior. Despite their gentle appearance, it’s important remember that bedlington is a terrier breed. If they throw challenge they are fierce and scary fighters. They are pretty friendly with strangers. They are great watchdogs – they will be violent protect your family and warn them of danger and visitors.


This dog is very easy to train because it is smart dog. He learns very quickly and he is sensitive to the tone of his voice. Training must be solid and consistent. Although he has an average activity level, he likes to do daily physical exercise, run, jump.

A haircut

A breed that requires a professional specialized a haircut every six weeks. They must be combed with a brush. daily. Bathing should be done only in case of emergency necessary. Excessive swimming can lead to disappearance. curls.

This dog does not molt.


This dog can adapt to life in nature and to life in apartment if she gets enough daily physical exercises (walking, running, games).

If children play with a dog, you must teach them not to play too rough with this breed, as this dog can bite, when rudeness goes too far.

Common diseases

One of the most common problems in the breed is copper. toxicosis, a hereditary disease in which the liver cannot expel dietary copper, which leads to accumulation in the body, which lead to illness and death.

Other problems include renal cortical hypoplasia, dysplasia retina, dislocation of the patella and distichiasis.


If in the past the breed was used for hunting rodents and small wildlife, this dog is currently being used more like a companion dog.

Breed Information

A country England
Life span 12-14 years old
Height Males: 41-44 cm Bitches: 38-42 cm
Weight Males: 8-11 kg Bitches: 8-11 kg
Long wool Short
Colour cyan, tan, sand, russet
Group for children, hunting
Price 1000 – 2300 $

Breed photo

Bedlington Bedlington Terrier in winter Bedlington Terrier for a walk Bedlington Terrier Photo Bedlington Terrier is resting Training Bedlington Terrier Bedlington Puppies Bedlington Terrier

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