Bedlington Terrier

A.K.A. : Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier, Rothbury's Lamb
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Overview: The Bedlington Terrier has a curly, woolly coat. His appearance is often compared to a lamb, though he was bred to hunt and kill small mammals.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 17-23
Height (in): male 16.5, female: 15.5
Colors: Blue, sandy, and liver, each with or without tan points. Bedlington pups are born dark, and lighten to adult color by about one year of age.
Coat: Mixture of hard and soft hair standing out from the skin. Crisp but not wiry, tend to curl.
Character: Bedlington Terriers are very playful, love children, and show a high level of intelligence. They do not bark very often.
Temperament: This breed gets along fine with children. If socialization occurs at an early age with other household pets, there should be no problems at all. Males can be fierce fighters, if challenged.
Care: The Bedlington Terrier requires regular grooming with brush and comb. You may also want to schedule a yearly visit to the groomer.Scissoring to shape the coat-every other month.
Training: This breed is willful, so it may require a somewhat stern trainer.
Activity: The Bedlington Terrier loves to run fast and jump high, so requires a lot of outdoor exercise.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed may have a serious inherited liver problem (copper storage disease). Also they may be prone to kidney disease, progressive retinal atrophy, thyroid problems, and eyes problems such as cataracts and retinal disease.
Life Expectancy: 10-12
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