Bedlington Terrier

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Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier is a small breed of dog developed to hunt vermin and hunter’s companion, they were named after the mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England.

Affectionate, friendly, and playful, the Bedlington is a good family pet companion in the house, it enjoys being the center of attention and may prefer to be the sole pet in the household. They are a very versatile yet contradictory dog, being both good with children and “fit to kill any other dog of his weight” It is closely related to the Dandie Dinmont TerrierWhippet, and Otterhound, and has been compared to a miniature version of the Scottish Deerhound

Bedlington Terrier Dog Breed Pictures

  • Bedlington Terrier laying down on the grass
  • Two Bedlington Terrier looking at each other
  • A two black with tan Otterhound puppies
  • Bedlington Terrier wearing a necklace
  • Two Bedlington Terrier

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs


15 to 17 Inches


17 to 22 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 14 Years

Bedlington Terrier Appearance

Bedlington Terrier’s head must be rounded in shape with no stop, their eyes are small and almond-shaped. Their coat is a combination of harsh and soft fur. It feels crisp but not wiry and has a tendency to curl, especially on the head and face. They come in several colors and combinations such as blue, sandy, liver, blue and tan, sandy and tan, and liver and tan. Bedlingtons carry what is known as the greying gene, a dominant trait carried on the G locus. This gene causes puppies born with black or dark brown fur to lighten to grey or liver with age. They do not shed a lot but like other breeds of dog, it is better to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.

It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is an indication of Ear Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.


Bedlington weighs around 7.7–10 kg, their height range from 38-42 cm for female and 41-44 cm for male. You can expect that females are slightly smaller than males.

Bedlington Terrier Personality

Most of the fur parents of Bedlington Terrier describe them as an alert, energetic, lovely, and playful dog. They have powerful swimming skills and are noted for being very quick and having high endurance, they are also excellent companion and watchdog.

Bedlington enjoys being the center of attention and likes to please its owner Having a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, like other dogs they need a daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy. A simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized. They can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.

Bedlington Terrier Health

Bedlington Terrier has an average life span of 12 to 14 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

DistichiasisIt is a common condition in dogs where eyelashes develop in an abnormal location, emerging from the eyelid margin rather than the eyelid skin. 
Bladder Stones in DogsThe most common signs that a dog has bladder stones are hematuria (blood in the urine) and dysuria (straining to urinate). Hematuria occurs because the stones rub against the bladder wall, irritating and damaging the tissue and causing bleeding. 
Skin Fold DermatitisThis condition occurs when skin folds are deep, causing abnormal rubbing and retaining moisture in an area that’s both warm and not well-aerated.
Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.
Canine Eye InflammationCanine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or events but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.
Periodontal Disease It is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

How much is Bedlington Terrier?

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1,500 – $3,700 to Bedlington Terrier puppy.

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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