The Bedlington Terrier is one of many breeds of terrier and is named after the mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England. It is often described as looking like a lamb on a leash. Born blue, sandy, or liver, all as solid colors or with tan markings, these colors become paler when the dog becomes an adult. It has an unusual body shape for a terrier, being somewhat like a Greyhound or Whippet in construction, which enables it to gallop at great speed. Although this dog looks timid from appearance, they can become very argumentative when enticed.
Bedlington Terriers are playful, friendly, loyal and headstrong. They are great with children and fairly friendly to strangers. This breed needs to learn to like cats at an early age. Despite their gentle appearance, this breed can be fighters if challenged by another dog. This dog loves to chase, bark and has the ability to run very fast.