Originally a hunting dog, the Bedlington Terriers were previously known as the Rothbury Terriers. This breed of dog originated in the 19th century and its bloodline can be traced to the crossbreed between a Rothbury and a Bedlington dog with some contributions from Otterhound as well. Careful breeding has ensured that the Bedlington Terriers developed into a more sociable and loving dog.
Exhibiting a unique bouncy gait, an adult Bedlington Terrier can generally grow up to height of 15–17 inches, and weigh around 17-23 pounds. The Bedlington Terrier features a somewhat pointed tail. The front legs of this breed are straight. The dog has a thick and double layered coat, and it comes in comes in blue, liver or sandy colors, with or without tan markings over the eyes and on the legs, chest and back.
Liver, Blue, Blue/Tan, Liver/Tan, Sandy/Tan. Bedlington puppies often appear white, which is not a show-recognized color for this breed.
The Bedlington Terrier is very active and lighthearted breed. They are normally good towards children and love their companionship. This breed of dogs is not that good with outsiders and strangers. Socializing is very necessary as they may show aggression towards other animals or family pets.
The Bedlington Terriers are prone to a hereditary liver problem, known as Copper Storage Disease. Other hereditary kidney diseases, PRA, and thyroid problems, and eye problems like cataracts and retinal disease can also be a cause of concern for this breed.
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