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Rothbury Terrier, Rodbery Terrier, Rothbury’s Lamb
Males 41-44 cm
Females 38-42 cm
Short, thick, soft
Blue, reddish-blue, sandy, reddish-brown
Dogs for kids, guard dogs, dogs for apartments
Features of the breed
History of Origin
There is no exact information about the origin of the Bedlington Terrier. It is believed that they are descended from Rothber Terriers.
Back in the 13th century, distant relatives of these dogs lived in Great Britain, in Bedlington. In honor of which, the terriers got their name.
For a long time, dogs were used as pets. They were also taken with them on hunting trips, where Bedlington would catch foxes and birds. The pets could easily catch mice at home.
In England, these dogs were launched into city mines, where they caught rats. In 1897, the breed standard was first registered. Now the Bedlington Terrier is very popular worldwide and takes part in exhibitions, where it conquers the audience with its beauty.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The appearance of the terrier is very unusual. This dog looks like a sheep. The peculiar shape of the head looks like a pear; the jaws are elongated. The coat of the dog resembles the coat of a lamb; it is soft and fluffy.
The height range is usually from 38 to 44 cm, bitches are a bit shorter. Weight ranges from 8 to 11 kg. A puffy white cap forms the top of the head.
The color of the nasal lobe differs depending on the color of the coat. It can be black or brown.
A dog’s eyes have a peculiarity – they must necessarily be with an angular cut of the eyelids, which gives the impression that the eyes are triangular. The color of the iris depends on the color of the coat. The ears are small, almost invisible, low down.
The body has a unique distinction – the area of the loin back has a domed curve. The coat is short, slightly silky, can be blue, papal-blue, sandy, reddish-brown.
The Bedlington Terrier is a cheerful, loyal owner and active dog. Despite its cute appearance, its character is far from angelic. The pet has a strong temperament, self-confidence, and a desire to dominate always and everywhere.
Dogs love to play a lot, especially with children. They are indifferent to other animals and can share territory with cats and dogs. But if the owner will give them more attention, jealousy may wake up.
Bedlingtons are not afraid of noise and large companies; on the contrary, they don’t like to be alone at all. Don’t forget to praise and pet your pet – Bedlingtons love it.
The dog can easily live in an apartment, but you need to walk him for at least an hour every day. They are very energetic, so it is essential to always have toys on hand. In the absence of them, the terrier may start playing with things of everyday life.
They do not tolerate being away from people, so they are not suitable for those who spend a lot of time at work. The Bedlington Terrier has a beautiful coat that needs to be brushed regularly.
About twice a year, you can go to the groomer for a haircut because they do not molt independently. The hair in the ears should also be gently removed. Nails should be trimmed and bathed once a month.
It is essential to accustom your pet to other people and animals from an early age, to walk a lot outside where there is active movement. Allow other people and children to pet the dog, give him something tasty. This way, the terrier will understand that people are kind and will not be afraid of them or show anger.
He’s a bit stubborn, so you’ll need to have patience and treats to reward him for good behavior. In the first year, the dog is very active and can play, chew and bite a lot. During this period you need to hide expensive things from her and buy a lot of toys.
If you monitor your pet’s health regularly, you shouldn’t have any problems. They are prone to problems with their eyes, liver, and joints. But if you visit the doctor from time to time and do checks, the dog can live up to 15 years without problems. It is also important to remember about temporary vaccinations and coat treatment for parasites.
There are two ways to feed: natural food or food. If fed with food, the diet must include meat, fish fillets, fruits, vegetables, rice, dairy products. Do not feed by-products (liver, kidneys), greens, sweets, smoked foods, legumes, cabbage.