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Bedlington Terrier

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    Lightbulb Bedlington Terrier

    The Bedlington Terrier was developed around 1825 by English miners who wanted a dog to exterminate the rats in the mines. The name is taken from a small town in England. The breed is obtained by the crossings among the Dandie Dinmont, the Otterhound and the Whippet.



    They are described as the dog with the heart of a lion, and the appearance of a lamb. The coat is dense and cottony, and must be trimmed. Colors can be blue, reddish-blue, sand or liver.

    By nature, the Bedlington is a good ratter, and can be snarly and aggressive. Breeding has softened its personality, and today it is considered affectionate, devoted and intelligent. They also make good watchdogs. Photos courtesy of akc.org.


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    I've only seen one of these at the dog park, one time. It was a beautiful dog, very unusual appearance...never was close enough to pet it.

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    Lamb was definitely the first thing to cross my mind, especially from the front of the face. What a strange looking dog!

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    They are a different but cute dog.

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    They look like sheep!

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    look like sheep, and really cute

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