Another curiosity of the race is that it is the only terrier race, which has a body with curved lines.
The coat of the Bedlington Terrier is characterized by being longer on the legs, and a little shorter on the body. Typically the canine hairdresser shaves his neck in the shape of a "u", tail, upper ears and jaws. In addition, it requires quite thorough work on the part of the canine hairdresser!
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Let's start... What basic data do you need to know?
- Height at withers: in males is usually between 16 to 17.5 inches and in females between 15 to 16.5 inches
- Its weight is usually between 17 - 23 pounds
- Coat: blue, or sand
- It is considered to be a medium breed
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History of the Bedlington Terrier Dog Breed
The Bedlington Terrier breed, is one of the oldest in Britain, this breed arose from the mixture of:
- Dandie Dinmont Terrier
The Bedlington Terrier, were very appreciated by the miners of the north of England, since they used it to hunt the rats of the mining galleries. There was also a time that they used them to chase hares, foxes and badgers!
Bedlington Terrier TemperamentAs most of the Terrier dogs, the Bedlington Terrier, are quite intrepid, also characterized by having great agility.
Do you like to do sport? Then the Bedlington Terrier is perfect for you!
If you live in a flat, do not worry! The Bedlington Terrer are perfectly suited to living in apartments, but ... It is highly recommended to take him for long walks!
Other characteristics of the character of the Bedlington Terrier, is that it is a playful dog, obedient, affectionate, although we will not deceive you, is also a little stubborn! If you give him an order he doesn't want to do, he may disobey you.
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What does a Bedlington Terrier look like?The Bedlington Terriers are flexible, vigorous and elegant dogs. Their legs are long and muscular. The head is narrow and rounded, covered by their characteristic toupee, the ears are oval, and fall on both sides of the cheeks. The tail is thick, and narrows to the tip.
This breed has a coarse and cuddly coat, with a tendency to curl. It can be blue, brown or sand.
What care do we recommend for a Bedlington Terrier?
One of the basic care that the Bedlington Terrier need, is the brushing of their hair, is also a race that needs the care of a canine hairdresser, as the maintenance and cutting of their hair is quite complex, meticulous and also requires technique with scissors.
As for the feeding of the Bedlington Terrier, it is necessary to discard completely:
- Certain fish
Why should these foods be discarded? Because they are foods rich in copper, an element that this race does not assimilate very well.
What health problems are frequent in the Bedlington Terrier dog breed?
The Bedlington Terrier breed is characterized by particularly resistant dogs. However some are very sensitive to copper, suffering from a disease similar to the disease of "Wilson" in humans.
Nor can we forget other possible pathologies such as:
- Hepatotoxicosis by copper
- Kidney problems
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Eye Diseases
- Thyroid diseases
Read also: How To Strengthen a Dog's Immune System
Do you want to share your life with a Bedlington Terrier?