Blue Bedlington Terrier – lamb on a leash

Blue Bedlington TerrierThe Blue Bedlington Terrier is named after the mining town ‘Bedlington’ in the Northeast of England. They went by different names a ‘The Rothbury Terrier’ and due to its assistance with poaching ‘The Gypsy Dog’. They have a pear-shaped head, an arched back with a curly coat. They also have quite a reputation thgroughout history, when they were known to take on badgers in the field and to fight to the death in dog fighting. Through selective breeding, it developed into a much more social race.

They are often described as a “lamb on a leash”, because of their non-shedding fur and their woolly texture. The Bedlington Terrier moves with unique, light movement and sometimes seems to “float” above the ground.

Photo of the Blue Bedlington Terrier by Deanna 

One Response to “Blue Bedlington Terrier – lamb on a leash”

  1. The Bedlington Terrier is NOT a hybrid. Not sure why it is listed on this page…. It is a BREED of dog just like a Beagle or Golden Retriever.

    As a side note, “breeders” that insist that a mixed breed dog such as a Labrador Retriever/Poodle (Labradoodle) is a hybrid are completely incorrect. It is not a hybird. A hybrid is a mixing of two SPECIES. Not two breeds.

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