Bedlington Terrier

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Bedlington Terrier

Breed Fact

Other names: Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier, Rothbury's Lamb
Country of Origin: England
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: Female: 38–42 cm, Male: 41–44 cm
Weight: Female: 7.7–10 kg, Male: 7.7–10 kg
Color: Blue & Tan, Liver & Tan, Sandy, Blue, Sandy & Tan, Liver
Life Expectancy: 10 – 14 years
Temperament: Spirited, Good-tempered, Intelligent, Affectionate
Litter Size: 2 - 7 puppies
Health Problems: Bedlington Terriers may have a serious inherited liver problem known as Copper Storage Disease. They are also prone to hereditary kidney disease, PRA, thyroid problems and eye problems, such as cataracts and retinal disease.

This breed will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

The Bedlington Terrier has the appearance of a little lamb. The pear-shaped head is narrow, but deep and rounded. The muzzle is strong with no stop.

The almond-shaped eyes are small and deep-set. The jaw meets in a level or scissors bite. The low set ears are triangular with rounded tips.

The chest is deep and the back is arched. The back legs are longer than the straight, front legs. The tail is low set, thick at the root and tapers to a point. Dewclaws are usually removed.

The Bedlington has a thick double coat of a mixture of hard and soft hair standing out from the skin. Colors come in blue, sandy, liver, blue and tan, sandy and tan, and liver and tan. Tan markings may appear over the eyes, on the chest, legs and rear.