Is a Bedlington Terrier the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Bedlington Terrier

Choosing a Bedlington Terrier as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Bedlingtons bear a striking resemblance to lambs, they are calm, confident, good-tempered and graceful dogs with plenty of courage. A good family dog that will happily attach itself to all members of the household.

Suitable Owners

Active and calm owner however this dog will easily adapt to most people and their home situations, although it does likeplenty of space to roam in the garden and enough time for regular walks and runs.


Originally bred to kill rats and Badgers. Bedlingtons originate from a village of the same name in Northumberland UK
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

Terrier group

Thick and curly.

Regular clipping and grooming keeps their coat in order
Average Height:

 38-43 cms. 15-17 ins.
Average Weight:

 8-10 kgs. 18-23 lbs.

Blue, liver or sandy.

As with many terriers can be fiesty and tenacious. When socialised they become sweet natured and affectionate family members. Generally good with other dogs and pets but sometimes reserved with strangers.


Likes lots of exercise particularly in places where they be off the lead, this usually means they are quieter at home.
Average Lifespan: 

12-14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

May possibly chase and even kill small pets unless sosialised with them.

Potential Health Concerns

Can suffer from cataracts
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