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Bedlington Terrier

Variety:
Bedlington Terrier

Country of origin:
Great Britain

Destination:
Domestic dog

Colours:
Blue-grey, yellowish brown, reddish brown, beige

Character
Intelligent, cheerful, agile, affectionate, affectionate, brave, determined

Height:
37-43 cm

Weight:
8-10 kg

Longevity
13-15 years

Other names:
Bedlington Terrier

Hypoallergenic:
Yes, it doesn’t bark (There are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs), but a hypoallergenic breed may have milder allergy symptoms, or no allergy at all. Read more about allergies in dogs here)

Litter size:
3-6

Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier was bred to hunt a wide variety of game – otters, foxes, rats, etc. Although the hunting instinct of this breed of dog is still present today, they are now more often kept as domestic companions. The Bedlington Terrier’s sympathetic appearance has won the affection of many people – these dogs look a bit like lambs. However, appearances are deceiving – Bedlington Terriers are very fast and physically demanding dogs that are only suitable for active people with plenty of free time. They are very affectionate pets that find it difficult to bear loneliness, but are really easy to adjust to when travelling.

History of the breed

Bedlington Terriers originate from the north of England, in Northumberland. The original purpose of the breed was small game hunting – Bedlington Terriers hunted rats, foxes and otters. The ancestors of this dog breed are thought to be the Rottbert Terriers, which were shorter-legged and larger. At the end of the 18th – beginning of the 19th century, Rottweilers were crossed with Whippets, Dendi-Dinmonts. The breed introduced was characterised by courage, endurance and incredible speed. Over the years, the breed was further developed and over the years the Bedlington became an ornamental breed. The first dog standard for the breed was described in 1877 – by that time Bedlington Terriers were already taking part in dog shows. The American Kennel Club recognised the breed in 1886. The breed is not very popular in Lithuania, but Bedlington Terrier kennels can be found.

Bedlington Terrier: appearance

The Bedlington Terrier has a height at the withers of approximately 41 cm and a weight of 8 to 10 kg. The body of this breed is muscular and flexible, with a body length slightly greater than the height at the withers. The legs are long, with the back legs slightly longer than the front legs. The head is pear-shaped, slightly resembling a lamb’s head, and covered with a silky coat which should be almost white in colour. The ears are low, elongated and fall on the cheeks. The tail is rather long, thick at the base, tapering towards the back. The eyes are small, triangular in shape, the colour depending on the colour of the coat: blue-furred dogs have brown eyes, red-brown or beige-furred dogs have hazel eyes. The Bedlington Terrier’s body is covered with thick, fluffy hair that resembles down. The hair on the head and muzzle tends to curl. Permissible coat colours: blue, red-brown, beige. The coat of Bedlington Terriers is considered to be hypoallergenic because it does not shed.

Bedlington Terrier: character

The Bedlington Terrier is a very agile dog that requires a lot of physical activity, and loves to run around off the lead and play with a ball. If enough time is spent outdoors, Bedlington Terriers tend to be calm at home. This breed is a great friend to children, but the Bedlington Terrier does not always get along with animals. If you want to avoid problems with other pets, early socialisation is essential for this breed. Bedlington Terriers are relatively easy to train and will follow their owner’s commands willingly.

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