Breed Profile

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
When you see a Bedlington Terrier for the first time you could be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at a dainty lamb-like animal. Their unique and stunning appearance is quite unlike any of the other terriers in the terrier group, and they were named after a village in Northumberland (England) where they were first bred. Despite their appearance, they were swift and efficient hunters of otters and badgers that their farmer owners used them for hundreds of years ago.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

This breed of dog usually lives up to 12 years of age but can live to 14 years with the proper care and diet.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Bedlington Terrier is a good-tempered and graceful dog with plenty of courage. It is thought that Whippets were bred with the dog's ancestors and to help develop its shape and the ability to run. The Bedlington is a good family dog that will happily attach itself to all members of the household.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

These agreeable dogs get along with most other animals in the home, particularly when raised together. However, it is important to remember these animals were bred as hunters so supervision of any small animals in the home should be exercised.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Trim the coat occasionally to keep it spotless and looking smart. Training these intelligent dogs is relatively easy – particularly if a firm and consistent routine is established at an early age. Their Whippet heritage means they love to run to regular exercise is a must with the occasional bit of ‘off leash’ time so they can really flex those muscles.

IDEAL OWNERS

This dog easily adapts to most people and their situations but is most suited to those with plenty of space to roam in the backyard and enough time for regular walks and runs.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Bedlington Terrier is the dog for you and you are aware that it is an exuberant animal that needs plenty of exercise and attention, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Michelle Bennett Seanmya NSW Contact
Robyn Bates Piperdene TAS Contact
Chris Van Chismene QLD Contact
Pam Calvert-Maher Ausbed WA Contact
Yvonne Hunt Natjoyne WA Contact
John Bradley Beclarr TAS Contact
Robyn Bates Piperdene TAS Contact
Robyn Bates Piperdene TAS Contact
Michele Bennett Seanmya Kennels TAS Contact
Eileen Clarke Fiorealainn NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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