The Bedlington Terrier
THE BEDLINGTON TERRIER BREED STANDARD
Welcome to the website of the Bedlington Terrier Association.
The BTA was formed in 1924 and already looks forward to celebrating it’s centenary in 2024. The Bedlington Terrier Association’s aim is to promote the welfare, well being and responsible breeding of the Bedlington, whether they be pet, show or working dog. Our members are all lovers of this unique breed and we offer a warm welcome to new members, from both the UK and abroad. A membership form may be downloaded from this site.
The BTA holds 2 shows per year, an Open show in Spring and a Championship show in Autumn. We organise a Bedlington Fun Day every second year, and also hold occasional grooming and breed seminars. Full details of future events may be found on our Events page.
If you own a Bedlington Terrier, are considering the purchase of one, or simply have an interest in the breed, then you will receive a warm welcome at any of our events. There is always someone available to give advice regarding grooming, the purchase of a puppy from a reputable breeder, the search for a rescue dog, training tips etc.
General Appearance -
not shy or nervous. Mild in repose but full of courage when roused.
Head and Skull -
profuse silk top-
There must be no “stop”, the line from occiput to nose end straight and unbroken. Well filled up beneath eye. Close fitting lips, without flews. Nostrils large and well-
to the jaws.
Shoulders flat and sloping.
Hind Quarters -
Hind legs have appearance of being longer than forelegs. Hocks strong and well let down, turning neither in nor out.
distinctive rather mincing, light and springy in slower paces and slight roll when in full stride.
have black noses, livers and sandies must have brown noses.
in the case of a dog. Weight between 18 and 23 pounds.
fault should be regarded should be in direct proportion to the degree.
covered with short fine hair with fringe of whitish silk hair on tip.
to elbow. Back has natural arch over the loin, creating a definite tuck-
length than height.
Blues, a dark eye, blue and tans have a light eye with amber lights, livers and sandies,
a light hazel eye.
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