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Bedlington Terrier

Origin United Kingdom
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Other Names
What other names does the Bedlington Terrier have? The breed also known as...
Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Bedlington Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$1800-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Bedlington Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bedlington Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Bedlington Terrier's size? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Bedlington Terrier weigh?
Male: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg), Female: 18-23 pounds (8-10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 20.5 pounds (9 kg), Female: 20.5 pounds (9 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bedlington Terrier?
Male: 16-17 inches (41-43 cm), Female: 15-16 inches (38-41 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 16.5 inches (42 cm), Female: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Bedlington Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Curly
Colors
What color is the Bedlington Terrier's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Blue LiverSandyTan
Grooming
How to groom the Bedlington Terrier and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Bedlington Terrier requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Bedlington Terrier is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Bedlington Terriers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Bedlington Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Bedlington Terriers could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bedlington Terrier have?
AffectionateEnergeticPlayfulIntelligentDevotedLoyalReliable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bedlington Terrier?
Average: Bedlington Terrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Bedlington Terriers easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bedlington Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Bedlington Terriers, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Bedlington Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Bedlington Terriers are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Bedlington Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Bedlington Terriers bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Bedlington Terrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Bedlington Terriers good watchdogs?
Bedlington Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Bedlington Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Bedlington Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Bedlington Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Bedlington Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bedlington Terrier do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Bedlington Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bedlington Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bedlington Terrier to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Bedlington Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Bedlington Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Bedlington Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Bedlington Terriers good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Bedlington Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Bedlington Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Bedlington Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Bedlington Terriers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Bedlington Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bedlington Terriers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Bedlington Terriers are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Bedlington Terriers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Bedlington Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bedlington Terrier can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Bedlington Terriers have health problems?
Bedlington Terriers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bedlington Terriers live? What is this dog average life span?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bedlington Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Bedlington Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Bedlington Terrier have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Bedlington Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Bedlington Terriers require per day?
Bedlington Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Bedlington Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Bedlington Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Bedlington Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bedlington Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bedlington Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Bedlington Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Bedlington Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bedlington Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Bedlington Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Bedlington Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Bedlington Terrier have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bedlington Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Advantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Bedlington Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Bedlington Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Bedlington Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Bedlington Terrier rarely barks.
  • Trainability: Bedlington Terriers are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Bedlington Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Bedlington Terriers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Territorial: Bedlington Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Mouthiness: Bedlington Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.

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