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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
Other Names
What other names does the Bedlington Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
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.
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? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Bedlington Terrier price:
$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.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Bedlington Terrier size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Bedlington Terrier weigh? Bedlington Terrier weight:
Male: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg), Female: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Bedlington Terrier? Bedlington Terrier average weight:
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)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Bedlington Terrier average height:
Male: 16.5 inches (42 cm), Female: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Bedlington Terrier have? What does this canine coat 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 Rothbury Terrier? Bedlington Terrier shedding level:
Bedlington Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Bedlington Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bedlington Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateEnergeticPlayfulIntelligentDevotedLoyalReliable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bedlington Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: Bedlington Terrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
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?
Bedlington Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as 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 for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
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 considered as a 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 Rothbury 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? 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?
Bedlington Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Bedlington Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Bedlington Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their 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 Rothbury 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.)
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?
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?
Bedlington Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
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
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Bedlington Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Bedlington Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Bedlington Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bedlington Terrier and 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?
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? What is this canine temperament 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.
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 Rothbury Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Bedlington Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Bedlington Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bedlington Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Bedlington Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bedlington Terrier be a service dog?
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?
Not really
This breed 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 to 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
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
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Bedlington Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Bedlington Terrier dogs have health problems?
The Bedlington Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bedlington Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Bedlington Terrier be?
14-16 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?
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.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog 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 this fido need?
Bedlington Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Bedlington Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & 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 for 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 minimal 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.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Bedlington Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Bedlington Terrier pregnancy time period:
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Bedlington Terrier have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Bedlington Terrier

Pros
  • Trainability: Bedlington Terriers are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bedlington Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Bedlington Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Bedlington Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Bedlington Terrier is a perfect example for 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: 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