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Breed origin: Bedlington, in the County of Northumberland, England.
Original purpose: Drawing badgers and ratting.
AKC recognized: 1886
AKC group: Terrier
Weight: 17 to 23 lbs
Size: Height: males 16 to 17½ inches;
females 15 to 16½ inches
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Blue, sandy, liver, blue and tan, sandy and tan, liver and tan.
11 to 16 years.
Bedlington Terriers are graceful, alert, courageous, mild and gentle, inquisitive, clownish, affectionate, and capable of great speed and endurance. They are very quiet until aroused - then the terrier spirit predominates. Typically easy to house train, adaptable, and versatile, Bedlington Terriers make excellent companions.
Good with children?
Usually considered good for allergy sufferers.
Suitable canine sports/activities:
agility, earthdog, rally
Brush and comb at least once a week. Trim every two months. Virtually shed-free.
Known health problems:
Copper toxicosis, heart murmur, eye problems.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Bedlington Terrier Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Bedlington Terrier Club of America Rescue