Origin: United Kingdom (England)
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 14-16 years
Weight: 17-23 pounds
Height: 15-17.5 inches
Origin of Name: The Bedlington Terrier is a breed of small dog named after the mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England.
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They look like lambs in the show ring, and they are gentle like lambs around the house. Therefore, it is discovered that Bedlington spent most of the 1800s doing dirty and sometimes fatal work. Built at Northumberland Mining Shire, which gave the breed its name, Bedlington was a working dog that was expected to be used as a coal mine, vermint killer and pit fighters. The breed acquired the nickname "Gypsy Dog" because it was used by the Romans as stealth hunting companions. An observer of the breed's early years wrote that Bedlington was "the smartest and quickest of our terriers.
The first dog was identified as a Bedlington terrier named Piper, bred in 1825. It was said that Piper was such a game that he was sending crooks even at the age of 14, and was almost blind and toothless. Nail makers from Bedlington took a fancy to the breed and became known for their luxurious terrains. Shire miners and Nailors raised their salaries on epic dogfights, dropping their terriers against each other. One breed historian said, "Bedlington was never a mischief-maker, but once he started a fight, it was to death.
We are happy that Bedlington turned out to be a better lover than the fighters. Thanks to its substantial charm, Bedlington eventually moved from the coal and nail factories to the manor house. The British aristocracy found that Bedlington found attractive, as well as attractive jewelry for its style-conscious lifestyle.
Refinement and continuation of the breed began in 1877 with the formation of the National Bedlington Terrier Club in England. Nine years later, AKC registered its first Bedlington. The citizens of Bedlington, England, still pride themselves on their most famous exports. The Northern League soccer team of Bedlington is called the Terriers, and the city has recently installed park benches like its fleet Kajal breed.