Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 16-17½ in (40.5-44cm) Bitch: 15-16½ in (37.5-41 cm)
Weight: 18-22 lb (8-10.5kg)
Coat: Thick and linty
Color: Blue, liver, or sandy, with or without tan; darker pigment to be encouraged; blues, and blue and tans, must have black noses; livers and sandies must have brown noses
|The Bedlington Terrier looks like a shorn lamb with
its distinctive thick, linty coat standing well out from
the skin. This breed was once a favorite with poachers
and is still known by some as the Gypsy Dog. It is
believed that the Greyhound or Whippet played a
part in its ancestry and possibly also the Dandie
Dinmont Terrier. The Bedlington probably originated
in Northumberland, in the north of England.
The Bedlington is a true terrier: lovable, full of
fun, and a terror when its temper is provoked. It is,
however, easy to train and usually adores children.
It does not need a great deal of space, enjoys average
exercise, and while its coat needs regular trimming,
a good grooming every day using a stiff brush will
normally keep it tidy.