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Bedlington Terrier


The intrepid Bedlington Terrier is intelligent, high spirited and quick. They have a tendency to be scrappy and aggressive towards other animals, but they are also cheerful and very good companions when properly socialized. They have become more easygoing and well-mannered over the years because many have been bred to be show dogs. While they can be a lot to handle, they are also a whole lot of fun, and can make spunky, enjoyable family dogs.  

Adult Size

  • Medium
  • Small

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Nearly Not at All

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Terrier Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Curly Coat


  • Blue
  • Liver
  • Tan
  • White


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Occasional Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 14-16″

Full Grown Weight

  • 16-20lbs
  • 21-25lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Does Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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