KC Group: Terrier
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: Low
Jogging partner: Yes
A curious looking dog, somewhat resembling a lamb. The breed was developed in the 13th Century to hunt vermin and as such are incredibly agile and fast. They make excellent companions and watch dogs, always keeping themselves involved in the family.
Bedlington Terriers are described as good-tempered and affectionate in the Breed Standard. Their Terrier instincts remain strong and as such care should be taken when letting them off the lead, although careful socialization can blunt this instinct. They are known to be gentle and affectionate with their owners and children and make excellent pets.
The Bedlington should measure around 41cm at the withers although the Breed Standard allows for slight variation either side. Weight should be between 8-10kg
Few congenital health concerns although they are prone to a condition called Copper Toxosis which is a serious liver disorder and should be tested for. Average lifespan is 12-16 years
They require a consistent, positive training regime to bring out the best elements of their characters as they possess a strong personality and any negative traits will be reinforced by poor socialization. Socialization must include contact with other animals and a variety of people from an early age.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.
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