Colour: Blue, liver, or sandy with or without tan
Lifespan: 14 to 15 years
spirited • calm • confident • affectionate • dignified • courageous
Graceful and lamb-like, Bedlington Terriers are calm and sweet-natured with owners, and spirited and playful when given the chance. They are reserved with strangers and need plenty of socialization to help them feel at ease.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats and badgers.
This feisty and tenacious terrier is easily aroused.
High. Enjoys exercise outside, but calm at home.
owners affectionate, biddable
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
unfamiliar dogs good if well socialized
Active, calm owner who can provide plenty of stimulation through exercise and play for this dog 'in sheep's clothing'.
Regular grooming and clipping are needed to keep the coat in good order.
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