Original Name : Bedlington Terrier
Type : Lupoid
Male size : 16 inches or slightly higher
Male weight : 18-23 lbs
Female size : 16 inches or slightly higher
Female weight : 18-23 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Lively, full of go and brimming with confidence, these intelligent companions have solid hunting instincts. Good tempered, affectionate and dignified, neither fearful nor nervous, they are mild when relaxed, but courageous in action.
Covered with a profuse silky top-knot, which should be almost white. Sometimes described as a lamb’s head.
Muscular and clearly flexible. Slightly longer than the height at the withers.
Blue, liver or sandy with or without tan.
Moderate size, oblong, set low and falling flat against the cheeks.
Moderate length, thick at the base, tapering to a point and curving gracefully.
Thick and linty, standing well out from the skin, but not wiry. Distinct tendency to curl, especially on head and face.
Bedlingtons are graceful, supple, muscular dogs without any sign of weakness or coarseness. The head is shaped like a pear or a wedge; the expression is mild at rest.Bedlingtons are the result of a cross between a Whippet and a Dandie Dinmont Terrier with a history stretching back to the end of the 18th century, when they were still known as Rothbury or Rodbury Terriers. While they may look like lambs, they are actually speedy terriers with all the qualities that implies. Due to their undemanding character, they are easy to breed and educate. They are calm and devoted to their family.
Despite that calm, watchful exterior, Bedlingtons are able to gallop at high speed, with a very distinctive rather mincing gait, light and springy in slow paces with a slight roll in full stride.