Bedlington Terrier

These cuddly pooches are almost lamb like in appearance. With a narrow head and long, fuzzy legs this breed is swift on its feet.

Other Names
The Rothbury Terrier, The Gypsy Dog
Country of Origin
Britain
Colour
These fuzzy friends are normally born dark and lighten over time to colours such as blue, tan, fawn and brown.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
These dogs normally measure between 38 - 43cms and weigh 8 - 10kgs.
Health
This breed is at risk of Copper Toxicosis (CT) which is unfortunately a hereditary health problem. DNA testing is now available to screen for any signs of this. Bedlington Terriers also suffer from eye, nose and liver disorders.
Life Span
11-16 years
Intelligence
It is essential for good social skills to be introduced at an early age in order to avoid aggressive behaviour. The Bedlington Terrier is generally a fun-loving, loyal and intelligent companion. This breed can be stubborn at times and requires persistent and gentle coercion when training. If the dog is eager to do what you are training it to do it is normally a pleasure to be around.
Exercise
High
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

A normal dog diet of dry or tinned food once or twice a day is enough for this breed.

 

 

Feeding Cost
$5-$10 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
A few daily walks and outdoor games are an essential part of a Bedlington Terrier's life. Regular mental stimulation is essential to preventing aggressive or stubborn behaviour.
Ailments
This breed is at risk of Copper Toxicosis (CT) which is unfortunately a hereditary health problem. DNA testing is now available to screen for any signs of this. Bedlington Terriers also suffer from eye, nose and liver disorders.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

Bedlington Terrier’s require consistent grooming. A daily brush and weekly comb are essential and a trim every two months is recommended. Alternatively, the owner has the option to learn to trim their Bedlington themselves. Show grooming is a little more demanding and is best left to a professional groomer.

Grooming Frequency
A daily brush and weekly comb are recommended.
Trimming
Occassional
With a mix of Whippet and Terrier genes, this breed is as fast as it is furry. Originally from Britain and developed sometime in the eighteenth century, this breed was used for its hunting skills and excellent speed. In 1886 the Bedlington Terrier was recognised by the American Kennel Club.


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