This small to medium sized terrier might look like a baby lamb, all cuddly and calm, but this does not reflect their temperament. Bedlington Terriers are, in fact, one of the most active dog breeds in the entire doggy universe!
Living with one is like living with an Olympic athlete who just wants to run and run. If you are thinking of keeping this breed in an apartment, four walks a day are required at a minimum, and a walk doesn’t just mean taking them around the block. For this breed, a walk needs to be a long walk including some off lead-time for play. They love to play and can do so for hours, especially if they find a playmate at the park!
Being originally bred for hunting, they are agile, brave and very dynamic. With their hunting genes, letting them off the leash where there may potentially be wildlife is not a good idea. Their bodies are bursting with energy, but once it is released, they are calm and affectionate dogs.
At the moment this is still a rare breed and not that easy to come across. If you don’t have much time on your hands and don’t like being active, then this breed is not for you. They are great companions and family dogs but can be quite stubborn and will thrive with good, consistent training from the start.
Their coat is thick and requires lots of grooming and brushing. Brushing them twice daily is recommended.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||low|