Bedlington Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bedlington Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited Kingdom flagUnited Kingdom
Other Names
What other names does the Bedlington Terrier have?
Rodbery TerrierRothbury Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Bedlington Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Bedlington Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Bedlington Terrier?
$1800-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Bedlington Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bedlington Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bedlington Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Bedlington Terrier? How many Bedlington Terrier are there in the world?
Frequent: The Bedlington Terrier is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Bedlington Terrier Size

Size
Is a Bedlington Terrier small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bedlington Terrier get?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Bedlington Terrier weigh? How much should the Bedlington Terrier breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Bedlington Terrier?
Male: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg), Female: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bedlington Terrier?
Male: 20.5 pounds (9 kg), Female: 20.5 pounds (9 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bedlington Terrier? Bedlington Terrier height:
Male: 16-17 inches (41-43 cm), Female: 15-16 inches (38-41 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bedlington Terrier?
Male: 16.5 inches (42 cm), Female: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Bedlington Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bedlington Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Curly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Bedlington Terrier's coat?
Blue LiverSandyTan
Grooming
How to groom the Bedlington Terrier and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Bedlington Terrier requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Bedlington Terrier is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Bedlington Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Rodbery Terrier?
Bedlington Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Bedlington Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bedlington Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Bedlington Terrier every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Bedlington Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bedlington Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateEnergeticPlayfulIntelligentDevotedLoyalReliable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bedlington Terrier? Is the Bedlington Terrier breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Bedlington Terrier ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Bedlington Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bedlington Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Bedlington Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bedlington Terrier sensitivity:
Bedlington Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bedlington Terrier a good family dog?
High: Bedlington Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Rodbery Terrier need? Bedlington Terrier social needs:
Bedlington Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Bedlington Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Rodbery Terrier bark?
Low to Average: The Bedlington Terrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Bedlington Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bedlington Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bedlington Terrier dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bedlington Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Bedlington Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Bedlington Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Bedlington Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Rodbery Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bedlington Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bedlington Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Bedlington Terrier has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bedlington Terrier? How much bite force does a Bedlington Terrier have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bedlington Terrier bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Bedlington Terrier, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bedlington Terrier do?
Bedlington Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bedlington Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bedlington Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bedlington Terrier roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Bedlington Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bedlington Terrier have high prey drive?
Bedlington Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Bedlington Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Bedlington Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Bedlington Terrier breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bedlington Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bedlington Terrier be left alone?
Bedlington Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Bedlington Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bedlington Terrier temperament with other people:
Bedlington Terriers are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bedlington Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Bedlington Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bedlington Terriers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Bedlington Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bedlington Terrier temperament with children:
Bedlington Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bedlington Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bedlington Terrier breed live with a cat?
Bedlington Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Bedlington Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bedlington Terrier dogs get along with other dogs?
Bedlington Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bedlington Terrier can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bedlington Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bedlington Terrier breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Bedlington Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bedlington Terriers good office dogs? Do Bedlington Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Bedlington Terriers be office dogs?
No
Bedlington Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bedlington Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Rodbery Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Bedlington Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Bedlington Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Bedlington Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bedlington Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Bedlington Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bedlington Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bedlington Terrier see the vet?
Average
The Bedlington Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bedlington Terrier dogs live? How old can a Bedlington Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Bedlington Terrier? How many years can the oldest Bedlington Terrier live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bedlington Terrier?

14-16 years
The average lifespan of Bedlington Terrier: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bedlington Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Bedlington Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Bedlington Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Bedlington Terrier?
Bedlington Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bedlington Terrier need? How much exercise do Bedlington Terrier dogs require per day?
Bedlington Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Bedlington Terrier breed need?
Bedlington Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bedlington Terrier need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bedlington Terrier breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bedlington Terrier? How much food should I feed my Bedlington Terrier?
Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bedlington Terrier risk for obesity:
Average: The Bedlington Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bedlington Terrier's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bedlington Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Bedlington Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Bedlington Terrier drool?
The Bedlington Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bedlington Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Bedlington Terrier.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bedlington Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bedlington Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Bedlington Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bedlington Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bedlington Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bedlington Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bedlington Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Bedlington Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bedlington Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Bedlington Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bedlington Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Bedlington Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bedlington Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Bedlington Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bedlington Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bedlington Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bedlington Terrier pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bedlington Terrier breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bedlington Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bedlington Terrier have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bedlington Terrier breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bedlington Terrier have? How many puppies can a Bedlington Terrier give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Bedlington Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bedlington Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Bedlington Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.

Bedlington Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Bedlington Terriers are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bedlington Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Bedlington Terrier breed.
  • Shedding Level: Bedlington Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Bedlington Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Bedlington Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Bedlington Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bedlington Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bedlington Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bedlington Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Mouthiness: Bedlington Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Bedlington Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Bedlington Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Bedlington Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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  • Tom

    Jan 3, 2020, 12:26:54 AM:

    Great cute loving doggie