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Bedlington Terrier

Everything you need to know about Bedlington Terriers.

Size
Small
Life Expectancy
typically 11+ years
Shedding
Medium length with low shedding

How to pronounce Bedlington Terrier: bed·luhng·tuhn teh·ree·uh 

Bedlington Terriers are small, moderately active dogs originating from England. Often compared to lambs in appearance, Bedlington Terriers’ fleecy coat can be any colour, but is often white or grey.  

From digging and chasing, to playing and snoozing. Natural dog behaviours aren’t breed-specific. But with each pooch comes their own loveable quirks, as well as some important things to consider.  

If you’re thinking about giving a Bedlington Terrier a forever home, here are some key facts that might help your decision. 

Caring for Bedlington Terriers 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Bedlington Terrier. 

Health issues

Before giving a Bedlington Terrier a forever home, consider any possible health issues. Not every dog experiences them, but it’s important to be prepared.

For more advice on potential health issues for Bedlingto...

How much food does a Bedlington Terrier need?

There is no set amount for how much food your Bedlington Terrier need. This depends on their: 

  • age 
  • size 
  • activity levels 
  • fitness 
  • weight. 
An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Bedlington Terrier need?

Bedlington Terriers are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explor...

How much grooming does a Bedlington Terrier need?

Bedlington Terriers shed very little but still need grooming. To put your dog at ease and help their confidence, introduce handling and grooming step by step. This will make grooming more enjoyable for everyone and en...

What crate size do you need for a Bedlington Terrier?

In their crate, your dog should be able to comfortably:

  • sit and stand at their full height
  • turn around without touching the edges
  • lie down at full stretch
  • comfortably wag their tail....

Bedlington Terrier behaviour and training

Even if you think you know about Bedlington Terriers, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality. 

What's the temperament of a Bedlington Terrier?

Like people, each dog is different with their own individual personality and experience. So, the temperaments of different Bedlington Terriers vary.

Dogs learn all about the world as they grow from puppies to ad...

Are Bedlington Terriers easy to train?

Any dog can be taught new tricks, whatever their breed. It’s all about positive learning. Find out what motivates your dog, whether that’s treats, toys or praise. You can use this as a reward throughout training to ma...

Are Bedlington Terriers good with children?

Each dog’s personality is shaped by their experiences of the world and they respond differently to certain situations.  

But there are some universal ways to treat any dog, including Bedlington Terriers, re...

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