The Bedlington Terrier, also called the Rodbury, the Rothbury, and the Northumberland Fox Terrier, is a British breed that was developed as a fox and weasel hunter. This breed descends from a crossing of the Whippet and the Bedlington Terrier. This breed is known for its speed, hunting skills, agility and intelligence.
This is a standard sized dog that grows to be between 15 and 17 inches tall. Its weigh generally stays between about 17 and 23 pounds. Their coat is thick and linty. The colors that this breed comes in include liver, sandy, tan, and blue.
This is a very affectionate dog breed that loves to be around children. They also work well in multi-pet homes. Their terrier nature makes them a natural watch dog that will alert you when strangers approach your home.
This breed requires frequent grooming. They will need their hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks to maintain their lambish appearance. They don’t shed so you may have to pluck their coat periodically to remove dead hair and prevent matting. This is an active breed that needs a lot of exercise. However, their speed and curiosity makes it necessary for you to keep them on a leash or in a fenced in area.