Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier was developed in England in the early 19th century. The dogs were used to take care of vermin in the Bedlington Mining Shire, and they get their name from the area. The Bedlington Terrier is small, usually between 18 and 23 pounds, and does well with a Medium PlexiDor dog door.

This breed generally do very well with children and they are known to be mild and gentle with their family. It is important to teach them good recall; they run extremely fast, and it is not a good idea to let them off leash unless in a securely enclosed area.

Bedlington Terriers can get along fine with other household animals, but they were bred to be hunters and it’s a good idea to get them accustomed to living with other pets at a young age. Despite their small size they have been used to hunt both badgers and foxes, and the strong hunting instinct remains.

When it comes to care and grooming, the Bedlington sheds little to no hair, but needs trimming every six weeks. Despite some hereditary diseases such as a liver problem, their average life expectancy is still around 17 years.

The PlexiDor Medium is the right size dog door for Bedlington Terriers.

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