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Bedlington Terrier – Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Bedlington Terrier - Fun Facts and Crate Size

Bedlington Terrier

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1886
  • Lifespan: 11-16 years
  • Size: Medium
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 30” dog crate*

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The Bedlington Terrier is a medium-sized breed that originates from Bedlington, located in the north of England. This dog is about 16 inches high and up to 22 pounds in weight. At first glance, this dog looks similar to a sheep because it has a white wool-like coat. The Bedlington Terrier is a medium energy dog. It has a charming look about it. This dog is fairly active, has a fun personality, and will quickly become a loyal member of the family.


The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Bedlington Terrier in 1886. These medium energy dogs are known as slender, graceful, and well-balanced. This breed is good with children but the owner should still supervise them. Bedlington Terriers are also good with other dogs but again, supervision and appropriate training is recommended. They do not like to bark too much, only when necessary.


The Bedlington Terrier has no sign of weakness or coarseness. This dog's expressions are gentle, which extends to its soft eyes. When this breed is seen from a distance, people may think that it is a sheep or lamb thanks to its coat being curly and looking like wool. Its face looks like an arrowhead with a small, black nose. Its ears are long and dropped.


It is recommended to provide feed formulated to medium-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a health, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.


The owner needs to do regular trimming of the dog’s coat (see video below). Sometimes, properly grooming a Bedlington Terrier may seem really challenging but the owner can take the time to learn how to create a truly stylish coat. 

The Bedlington's nails need regular trimming to avoid cracking and overgrowth. In addition, owners also need to do regular teeth brushing and remember to check its ears just in case there are some debris and wax that may lead to infection.


It is similar to other medium-sized dogs. The Bedlington Terrier can be trained easily and it can be a good companion at home.  The owner can train this breed both outdoors and indoors. This breed is willing to be the center of attention of its family. It can also be very protective. Thus, Bedlington Terrier will be a good companion for those who are looking for a loyal and friendly dog.

Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends 30” dog crates* for most adult Bedlington Terriers.

* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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