The Bedlington Terrier
The Bedlington Terrier, also known as the Rothbury Terrier, originated in Great Britain in the 1800's, tracing its ancestry to crosses of wire-coated terriers, the Whippet, and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Its original work was multi-purposed, to swim down an otter, to course a rabbit, and to fight in the pit as well. Needless to say, despite its sweet lamb-like appearance, this was a rough and tough dog that displayed all the typical feistiness of the terriers. It has been changed to a more personable dog with the interest that serious fanciers took in it, and is now a great companion that requires only moderate exercise.
Height: 15 - 17" (38.1 - 43.2cm)
Weight: 17 - 23 lbs (7.6 - 10.3 kg)
Coat Type: The coat is non-shedding, but requires regular scissoring and grooming to keep its soft lamb-like appearance.
Temperament: The Bedlington Terrier is alert, and affectionate with its owners.
Special Interest: The Bedlington Terrier is a good choice for folks with allergies because of its non-shedding coat.
AKC: Group 4 - Terriers
CKC: Group 4 - Terriers
KC: Sporting - Terrier Group
FCI: Group 3
ANKC: Group 2 - Terriers