Fun Bedlington Terrier Facts For Kids

Divya Raghav
Nov 14, 2022 By Divya Raghav
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
Edited by Natalie Rayworth
Fact-checked by Chandan Shukla
One of the cutest Bedlington Terrier facts is that the breed is absolutely adorable.
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 11.4 Min

If dogs make you happy, then welcome to our side of the club. This section talks about the Bedlington Terrier Club of dogs. Bedlington Terriers are quite a famous dog breed worldwide for their past breeding history. The Bedlington Terrier dog breed (like a lot of terrier breeds) were initially bred for hunting purposes (to chase small creatures or small animals away). However, as time passed by, though the qualities still remain the same, the drive has changed.

Today, they are also used as excellent companions in a show ring. If we go on to talk about their adorable appearance, it will most certainly make you want to adopt them. These Bedlington Terrier puppies have adorable almond-shaped eyes which would definitely lure you into doing anything they want you to. These dogs also love to dig, dig, dig! They also tend to chase other smaller animals away due to their hunting instincts.

Their beautiful eyes are embedded in an adorable pear-shaped head. Although the head is actually round, it looks like it is pear-shaped, which obviously makes them all the more adorable. The infamous curly coat on Bedlington Terrier puppies' arched back is filled with hard and soft hair. This hard and soft hair combination makes the puppies and the adults way too charming. This bundle of joy is an exemplar of beauty.

If you liked reading about this dog, we recommend that you check our other articles on American Cocker Spaniels or border terriers.

Bedlington Terrier Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Bedlington Terriers?

Bedlington Terriers are a breed of dog. Terrier breeds were initially bred to hunt but then eventually, as time passed, they started to be used for racing, dog games, or in ring shows as companion dogs. Their cute face tends to be the center of attention in every possible situation. On the other hand, this dog breed tends to have a protective instinct, which makes them quite suitable for rescue groups of dogs.

What class of animal does a Bedlington Terrier belong to?

The dog breed of Bedlington Terriers belong to the mammal class of Animalia. Their average litter size ranges from five to ten puppies.

How many Bedlington Terriers are there in the world?

Although there are no particular specified statistics as to the number of Bedlington Terriers present in this world, it can clearly be stated that spotting a Bedlington Terrier is quite a thing of luck as these dogs are known to belong to the rarer side of dog species. Therefore, it is pretty hard to spot them easily. However, they can always be found in England, since they are known to belong to this particular country. After all, these dogs were initially bred in England itself, and they are known to have quite a vast history of evolution over time.

Where does a Bedlington Terrier live?

Most of the Bedlingtons prefer living in areas with warm temperatures. However, if we talk about a pet Bedlington, they can be kept anywhere as long as their temperature requirements are not overlooked, and this can effect their overall health. Bedlington Terriers are quite tough to spot as well. If you get to spot a Bedlington dog, then congratulations! You just witnessed quite a rare species of dog. Petting a Bedlington, on the other hand, is quite a different scenario. These dogs are known to be quite friendly, adaptable, and lovable. However, their aggression levels, as well as the hunting instincts, remain the same; therefore constant and high level of training is a must.

What is a Bedlington Terrier's habitat?

Bedlington Terriers prefer living with people in their homes. All they need is a well-protected area and enough space to run around.

Who do Bedlington Terriers live with?

The terriers, as stated above, are known for their aggression levels as well as hunting skills. However, it is a well-known fact that this particular breed of dog has evolved to be quite friendly and adaptable. They are known to exhibit a sense of belonging towards their owners. These dogs can adapt to their surroundings quite well, making them all the more capable as a family dog. They tend to gel well with the children, too, and hence, are known to exhibit a protective nature. Their joyful, as well as playful nature, makes them all the more adorable. They are also known for their loyalty. In short, they adjust well with their human families and enjoy their time with them.

How long does a Bedlington Terrier live?

The average lifespan of a Bedlington is known to be approximately ten years. However, the fact that the breed might suffer an untimely death do to unnoticed health issues cannot be overlooked. A few of the most common health conditions that Bedlingtons suffer from are total retinal dysplasia, copper toxicosis, ear, and eye infections. The only possible positive reinforcement in order to avoid these health conditions is to get your dog to exercise. The Bedlington breed loves challenging as well as mind-fiddling games or exercise. Get them to do that and keep them fit, strong and healthy in the long run.

How do they reproduce?

Female Bedlington Terriers, like other female dogs of the species, will have their first reproductive (or heat) cycle when they reach puberty, and each cycle consists of a few stages. The stage that is called estrus refers to the stage when the female of the breed can reproduce and become pregnant. Delivery of pups follow about 63 days later.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the Bedlington Terrier breed is not evaluated yet. However, it can clearly be stated that spotting a Bedlington Terrier is quite a thing of luck as these dogs are known to be quite rare, and therefore it is quite hard to spot them easily. However, they can always be found in England as they belong to this region.

Bedlington Terrier Fun Facts

What do Bedlington Terriers look like?

If we go on to talk about the adorable appearance of Bedlingtons, then it will be quite difficult to resist buying them. Bedlingtons have adorable almond-shaped eyes, which would definitely lure you into doing anything they want you to. These beautiful eyes are embedded in an adorable pear-like shaped head. Although the head is actually round, it looks like it is of pear shape, which makes them all the more adorable. The Bedlingtons' curly coat has various shades like a tan sandy coat, blue and tan coat, sandy and tan coat, and the blue sandy liver coat.

Bedlington Terrier Dog on Grass

How cute are they?

Bedlington puppies have the most adorable almond-shaped puppy-dog eyes which are to die for. They look super innocent, it will be hard to believe that they could ever be cheeky dogs. Their adorable pear-shaped head is also very distinguishable from other dogs. The soft body fur and those adorable paws act as a bonus point. And how could anyone overlook their furry wagging tail, these beautiful bundles of joy deserve all the love in the world.

How do they communicate?

When communicating with Bedlingtons, these dogs are known to be very particular about their territories. They tend to mark their territories, and when required, they will protect their territories very aggressively. With humans, these dogs are much more social and highly confident. They can be a one-person dog with high levels of loyalty, or they can even be social and loyal to several people. It all boils down to how they are trained and brought up.

One thing that must be paid attention to is the fact that this particular breed of dog doesn't like being left alone. Generally, it is advised that dogs must not be left alone for long hours. However, for this particular breed, four hours is considered a long time, so take into account your work schedule before bringing home one of these puppies.

They usually communicate with high levels of energy, loud barking, a lot of tail wagging, and whining.

How big is a Bedlington Terrier?

Bedlington Terrier weight ranges from  15-22 lb (7-10 kg) while the height ranges from  15-20 in (38-50 cm). Males tend to be taller, as well as heavier, when compared to the female breed. The average female weighs 17-19 lb (8-9 kg). These dogs are four times shorter than an average human male.

How fast can a Bedlington Terrier run?

The Bedlington Terrier breed of dogs is known all around for their high aggression and agility stats. This dog breed was initially bred for hunting purposes. Therefore, it goes without saying that they are quite fast and capable of hunting, even now. The average speed of a Bedlington Terrier is approximately is 35 mph (56 kmph). It is because of their agility and high energy levels that even today, they are used in dog races and other competitions.

How much does a Bedlington Terrier weigh?

A Bedlington Terrier weight ranges from 15-22 lb (7-10 kg), while the height ranges from 15-20 in (38-50 cm). The males tend to be taller, as well as heavier, when compared to the female breed.

What are the male and female names of the species?

Terrier dog breeds don't really have specified names for males or females, but they certainly do have different names to tag them with. Generally, the male is called a dog, and the female is called a bitch. Bedlington Terrier dogs can also be called ainsley's piper, Rothbury Terrier, dandie dinmont terrier, and Rothbury's lamb.

What would you call a baby Bedlington Terrier?

Terrier dog breeds don't actually have specified names for the newborn infant. The babies of this breed are called puppies or Bedlington Terriers.

What do they eat?

Bedlingtons have high energy levels and most of their time is spent running, making their bodies require more protein. Thus, for the Bedlington dog to be fit and fine, they must be fed with the appropriate amount of dog food (which must be rich in proteins). In the past, these dogs use to prey on foxes and rabbits too.

Are they slobbery?

Bedlingtons are known to have the lowest drooling tendency. These adorable puppies usually don't drool at all. So, if you are looking for a dog breed that doesn't drool, then Bedlington Terriers are the one for you. However, if you already own a Bedlington Terrier and their tendency towards drooling has significantly increased over time, then you must see a vet as soon as possible. This is because it might be a sign of a health condition.

Would they make a good pet?

The terriers are known for their aggression levels as well as hunting skills. It is a well-known fact that with time, this particular breed of dog has evolved to be quite friendly and adaptable. They are known to exhibit a sense of belonging towards their owners. These dogs can adapt to their surroundings, making them all the more capable of being great family dogs. They tend to gel well with children too, and are known to exhibit a protective nature. Their joyful, as well as playful, nature makes them all the more adorable. They are also known for their loyalty. In short, they adjust well with their human families and enjoy their time with them, which would make them a lovely pet to have.

Did you know...

The Bedlington Terrier dog breed is also called Rothbury's lamb named after Lord Rothbury.

Bedlington Terrier dogs have various coat colors varying from its birth to its adulthood. The multiple colors or shades can be named tan sandy, blue and tan, sandy and tan, and blue sandy liver.

One of the common health problems the terrier (Bedlington) breed is known to suffer from is called copper toxicosis. This leads to the development of copper in the liver causing chronic hepatitis, making the dog suffer quite a lot. Regular exercise is a primary need to maintain Bedlingtons health.

Bedlington Terriers do not hesitate to swim, be it for catching their prey or just for fun. They actually really enjoy swimming.

Bedlington Terrier dogs don't shed a lot of hair. However, their coat requires a lot of grooming and taking care of. You will also need to use multiple products to wash their coat and ensure that their skin's ideal pH levels are maintained.

Characteristics and health issues

When it comes to the health and characteristics of this dog, the first thing that a possible owner must know is that terriers are among the most joyous and playful dog breeds. They are blessed with a very high energy level therefore, they keep running around. The mental activity of a Bedlington is known to be quite high as well; hence they love playing games that would challenge them. At the same time, a Bedlington is known to get bored quite quickly; therefore, their training sessions are based on reward theory in order to avoid any health problems. Bedlington puppies are known to be a very active, alert, aggressive, curious, and loving breed. They absolutely love to be the center of attraction and enjoy all the love and care. They are also known to be the most fearless dog breed.

Their common health issues include copper toxicosis, which is an unhealthy build up of copper in the liver, blindness due to Retinal Dysplasia, several eye-related conditions, frequent ear infections and inflammations, patellar luxation, where the kneecap gets displaced, kidney failure, and more. You really ought to take excellent care of your puppy to minimize the risk of these conditions.

Getting your own Bedlington Terrier

If you are thinking of buying a Bedlington Terrier puppy, then it will cost you an approximate amount  of 1,500 USD and an extra amount of 3,000 USD for the general healthcare of the puppy. Instead of buying a Bedlington Terrier puppy from a dog shop or breeder, you could always adopt one. In order to groom your Bedlington puppy, you must give them a regular bath, regular nail trimming, regular haircuts, ideal diets and consistent exercising along with regular ear cleaning.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals, including pitbull chihuahua mix, or cairn terrier.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one of our Bedlington Terrier coloring pages.

Bedlington Terrier Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Rabbits, foxes, and other tiny creatures

What Type of Animal were they?

Omnivores

Average Litter Size?

4-6 pups

How Much Did They Weigh?

15-22 lb (7-10 kg)

What habitat Do they Live In?

warm and well-protected environments

Where Do They Live?

they belong to north-east england

How Long Were They?

15-16 in (38-40 cm)

How Tall Were They?

15-20 in (38-50 cm)

Class

Mammal

Genus

Canis

Family

Canidae

Scientific Name

Canis Lupus

What Do They Look Like?

Predominantly white, but also available in shades of sand, brown, light blue, and tan.

Skin Type

Crisp and curly coat made of fur

What Are Their Main Threats?

viral and bacterial infections

What is their Conservation Status?

Not Evaluated
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Written by Divya Raghav

Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

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Divya RaghavBachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

With a diverse range of experience in finance, administration, and operations, Divya is a diligent worker known for her attention to detail. Born and raised in Bangalore, she completed her Bachelor's in Commerce from Christ University and is now pursuing an MBA at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore. Along with her professional pursuits, Divya has a passion for baking, dancing, and writing content. She is also an avid animal lover who dedicates her time to volunteering for animal welfare causes.

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