Bedlington Terrier

Other names : Rothbury Terrier, Linty-haired Terrier, Rothbury's Lamb

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Life expectancy

The Bedlington Terrier has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 13 and 17 in
Male Between 14 and 18 in

Adult weight

Female Between 18 and 22 lb
Male Between 18 and 22 lb
Coat colour
Brown Blue Sand
Type of coat
Hard Wavy
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Bedlington Terrier costs between £410 and £650

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More details about the Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier: Origins and history

The Bedlington Terrier was originally bred in the countryside surrounding the small northern English town of Bedlington. Its role in the human world has included rat catcher, racer, fighter and show dog. It is these days more of a companion dog but it retains the resilience and fighting prowess of yesteryear.

FCI classification of the Bedlington Terrier

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 1 : Large and medium sized Terriers

Training a Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington’s do not appreciate being told what to do so training should be forceful yet not overly harsh. Be confident and consistent when training your dog and keep lessons varied. A Bedlington’s intelligence can itself be a challenge to control and to manage.

Bedlington Terrier: Purchase price

The price for a Bedlington Terrier varies according to their gender, age and origins. If this dog is registered at the Kennel Club, the price can approximately be £650.

The average monthly budget to care for a Bedlington Terrier varies between £100 to £140.

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