7 facts about the Bedlington Terrier


The Bedlington Terrier originated in the town of Bedlington in Northumberland, England, in the 18th century.


The breed was originally developed to hunt vermin, such as rats and rabbits, in mines and other underground environments.


Bedlington Terriers have a distinctive lamb-like appearance, with a curly or wavy coat that is typically blue, liver, or sandy in color.


Despite their small size, Bedlington Terriers are known for their feisty and energetic personalities, and they make excellent companion dogs for active families.


Bedlington Terriers are highly intelligent and trainable, and they excel in a variety of dog sports, including agility, obedience, and rally.


Although they are typically friendly and outgoing with people, Bedlington Terriers have a strong prey drive and may not get along well with small pets, such as cats or rodents.


Bedlington Terriers are prone to certain health issues, including copper toxicosis, which is a liver disease, and retinal dysplasia, which can cause vision problems.