Bedlington Terrier

Breed Information

Breed Group: Terrier
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Overview
Originating in England during the 18th century, this breed was used by gypsies as a vermin hunter and small game retriever. They are often affectionately referred to as the "gypsy dog". The Bedlington Terrier is often described as a dog with the heart of a lion and the head of a lamb due to their unique appearance and assertive demeanor.
Character
This well-balanced breed is mild and gentle, never shy or nervous. They have immense energy, courage, and endurance. The Bedlington Terrier is full of confidence, is spirited, and quite muscular. They have strong sporting instincts and also make an intelligent and amiable companion.
Temperament
Bedlington Terriers have an affectionate personality. They are cheerful, playful, lively, and loyal. This breed is deeply devoted to their family, and loving with considerate and well-behaved children. They will get along with cats and other animals they have been raised with, but will not tolerate dominating or threatening behavior. Despite their gentle appearance it is important to remember that the Bedlington Terrier is a terrier breed. If they are challenged they are ferocious and terrifying fighters. They are fairly friendly with strangers. They make excellent watchdogs as they are extremely protective of their family and will alert them to danger and visitors.
Care
This is a high maintenance breed. They require professional specialized clipping every six weeks. They must be brushed and combed on a daily basis. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. The Bedlington Terrier is prone to a serious inherited liver problem known as Copper Storage Disease. They also have a tendency for such health issues as thyroid problems, cataracts, and kidney disease.
Coat
The Bedlington Terrier is a very distinctive breed. The coat is an interesting and unusual mixture of both soft and hard hair. The body coat is curly, crisp, and lint-like in texture. There is a fringe of silky hair on the tips of the ears. This thick double coat breed comes in blue, sandy, or liver. They are non-shedding.
Training
The Bedlington Terrier can be independent, skittish, and quite difficult to train. They benefit from early socialization, particularly with cats and other pets. Intensive obedience training is crucial as this breed has a tendency to be destructive and bark excessively. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training. The Bedlington Terrier thrives on human companionship and is trained best with firm, loving and consistent guidance. They excel in agility, obedience, and flyball.
Activity
Bedlington Terriers are an exceedingly active breed that requires a great deal of exercise and stimulation. They are fairly active indoors and benefit from family play sessions. They are excellent walking companions provided they are securely leashed. They enjoy outdoor play provided the yard is securely fenced and they are supervised. This breed is highly prone to digging. The Bedlington Terrier will do okay in an apartment if they are given sufficient exercise.
Weight
17-23 lbs
Height
Male 16.5; Female: 15.5 inches
Color(s)
blue, sandy, and liver, each with or without tan points. Bedlington pups are born dark, and lighten to adult color by about one year of age.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Bedlington Terrier puppies.

How much do Bedlington Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Bedlington Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Bedlington Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Bedlington Terriers sold is $1,875.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Bedlington Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,900 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Bedlington Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Bedlington Terriers sold is $1,500.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,875.00
Average Price: $1,500.00
Top Quality: $2,900.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 70 Bedlington Terrier puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Bedlington Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Bedlington Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Bedlington Terrier Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 70 Bedlington Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Autumn
  • 2. Cetus
  • 3. Jasper
  • 4. Elf
  • 5. Kayla
  • 6. Magic
  • 7. Micky
  • 8. Mia
  • 9. Little Girl
  • 10. Little Bit
  • 11. Levi
  • 12. Leo
  • 13. Spot
  • 14. Spencer
  • 15. Smoky
  • 16. Sapphire
  • 17. Ruby
  • 18. Roxxy
  • 19. Romeo
  • 20. Rocket

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Anonymous asked:
Are there Bedlington Terrier Breeders that will sell puppies at pet price vs show quality?

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A breeder will choose the amount they sell their puppies based off of the quality of the puppy and the puppy's pedigree. You want a breeder to want the best for their pups, you want them to have healthy genes, and conformation shows are one of the ways to make sure that their lines are strong and go with the standard of the breed. It does not hurt to ask a breeder if they will drop the price a little for a puppy that is just going to be a pet, but remember, it costs a lot to raise a healthy, well-bred litter of puppies.

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Do Bedlington Terrier's have the right kind of temperament for young children?

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Anonymous

Bedlington Terrier's love children.

Anonymous

Bedlington terrier's have an excellent temperament and mix well with people and other well-behaved dogs, a placid breed.

Anonymous

My Bedlington loves all children and other dogs as well. She goes with me everywhere I go and has never not fit into any situation.

Anonymous

Bedlington Terrier's are the best for kids, very sweet and loving!!

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Updated: 10/19/2017