The crisp, curly coat is low shedding but fast growing; regular clipping required.
The Bedlington has a mild and gentle temperament and is neither fussy nor mischievous. The breed is an energetic playmate for children but not overly rambunctious. Regular playtime and walks will keep the Bedlington fit and in high spirits. The coat requires trimming by an experienced groomer to keep it in proper form.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds. The Bedlington Terrier is a medium breed and has a lifespan of 11 to 16 years.
What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
This is a non-shedding, single-coated breed which needs to be maintained with regular scissoring or clipping. If you are up to the challenge, some Bedlington owners have learned what it takes to groom this uniquely styled breed. But for regular grooming a greyhound comb, gentle slicker brush and a pair of scissors will keep them neat. Their nails should be trimmed regularly to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
We can forgive Bedlington fans for bragging on their breed—as the old saying goes, if you can back it up it ain’t bragging. And Bedlingtons back up their owners’ boasting by being entertaining housemates, shrewd watchdogs, versatile and trainable athletes, and irresistibly cuddly TV-time companions. Bedlingtons want most to be their family’s center of attention and are known to be protective of loved ones. For an active family looking for a low-shedding, lively, and loyal companion, the search might end here.
Bedlington Terrier &HEALTH
Some health issues include Copper Toxicosis. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Bedlington Terriers are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Bedlington Terrier can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.