The Bedlington Terrier is a small, but robust breed that was originally bred to hunt vermin in the mines and mills of northeast England. Known for its distinctive lamb-like appearance, this breed has become increasingly popular as a family pet due to its friendly nature and affectionate personality.
This breed stands at about 16 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 17-23 pounds. The Bedlington’s coat is thick, woolly and tightly curled with blue, liver or sandy coloring. They have almond-shaped eyes which are dark brown, with pinkish-red eye rims adding to their unique look.
Bedlingtons are known for their lively personalities; they thrive on interaction with humans and enjoy playtime outside. They’re intelligent dogs that love learning new things through training sessions.
Bedlington Terriers can be susceptible to several inherited conditions such as copper toxicosis which affects the liver function leading to cirrhosis if not treated properly early on in life along with knee problems (patellar luxation). Regular veterinary care can help detect potential health issues before they become serious concerns so owners should make sure visits are scheduled regularly throughout their lifetime.
A regular exercise routine helps keep these active dogs healthy both mentally & physically by providing them an outlet for energy release; walks may suffice, however some may need additional runs around your backyard or nearby dog park.
Special Grooming Needs:
Their coats need grooming once a week usually using clippers cut short towards the ears giving them signature lamb-like appearance while ensuring cleanliness especially after outdoor activities because grass stains can discolor white hair making it dirty-looking over time
They require basic obedience training alongside socialization from an early age along positive reinforcement techniques being used when correcting behaviors
Compatibility with children/pets:
It makes a fantastic family companion getting very attached quickly including all ages of children if raised correctly becoming fiercely loyal. Other pets will be fine if introduced properly and socialized regularly.
They are known to be mischievous but remain devoted loyal friends once they’ve acclimated into their new surroundings
The breed has been featured in several movies, such as “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (2006) and “Marley & Me” (2008). One of the most well-known owners was Josephine Bonaparte, who had a pack of Bedlingtons when she lived in France during the early 19th century.