Bedlington Terrier adult black and white

Bedlington Terrier

These intelligent companions have solid hunting instincts

About the Bedlington Terrier

Despite that calm, watchful exterior, Bedlington Terriers are able to gallop at high speed. Bedlingtons are graceful, muscular dogs without any sign of weakness or coarseness.

Due to their undemanding character, they are easy to breed and educate and are popular with families for their calm and devoted nature.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
14–16 years

Assertive / Alert / Friendly / Gentle / Independent / Intelligent / Loyal / Obedient / Even-tempered / Reserved / Resilient

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Makes a great family dog
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