Comprehensive Owners Guide: Bedlington Terrier
Masquerading in lamb’s clothing, the Bedlington Terrier is a hard-as-nails, plucky terrier’s terrier, whose charming appearance has attracted and surprised many dog lovers. Hailing from the Border Counties of England, the Bedlington Terrier makes a first-class active companion for the right home and family. Although the breed’s popularity has never matched that of many other terriers, the Bedlington possesses many astounding virtues that recommend him to dog lovers. When given proper training and rearing, the breed can excel at any dog sport, from conformation exhibition and obedience to agility, flyball and earthdog trials. For a family seeking a watchdog, children’s companion and weekend sports dog, the Bedlington Terrier has a lion’s share of talent, courage and devotion to offer.
This Special Limited Edition, written by terrier authority Muriel P. Lee, provides an insightful chapter on the breed’s ancestry in England and its development in the United States, illustrated by early breed representatives and famous dogs from decades ago. The author also discusses the breed standard, breed characteristics and owner requirements. Chapters on selecting a breeder and puppy, rearing and training the puppy, grooming, feeding and healthcare provide the owner with a complete, comprehensive guide to this rewarding and challenging terrier.