Bedlington Terrier vs Schipperke

Compare the Bedlington Terrier to the Schipperke. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bedlington Terriers and Schipperkes.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Bedlington Terrier and Schipperke are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Bedlington Terrier and Schipperke are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Schipperke is very easy to groom. The Bedlington Terrier has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both breeds will bark frequently, but the Schipperke has the highest tendency to bark between the two.
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Bedlington Terrier vs Schipperke
Adult Schipperke
Breed NameBedlington TerrierSchipperke
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan15-17 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height15-17 in.10-13 in.
Weight18-23 lb11-18 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomBelgium
Origin Year1782 AD1880 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F40°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsOftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed24 mph16 mph
StrengthMediumHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighLow-Medium
SheddingNone-LowLow-Medium
DanderNone-LowLow
Drool AmountLowNone-Low

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierSchipperke
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsHighVery Low
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageHigh
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionAverageAverage
Remove VerminHighBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierSchipperke
Lifespan
Lifespan15-17 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
Eye ProblemsYesNo
Kidney IssuesYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Thyroid ProblemsYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierSchipperke
Coat
HairYesYes
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Curly CoatYesNo
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
WavyYesNo
WoolyNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
BlueYesYes
LiverYesNo
TanYesNo
WhiteYesYes
BrownNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
CreamNoYes
GoldNoYes
IvoryNoYes
RedNoYes
WheatenNoYes