- Other names:
- Rothbury Terrier
- Rodbery Terrier
- Rothrburys Lamb
The Bedlington Terrier is a small dog breed that originated in England around the late 1700s. The breed was originally bred as a ratting dog, so you expect Bedlington Terriers to possess a strong instinct to rid the property of any vermin. The breed is very intelligent and will quickly adapt to any role they feel the family needs.
Bedlington Terriers are not afraid to assert themselves when around other dogs. The breed can become jealous and will challenge other dogs they dislike and despite their soft appearance the Bedlington's bite is worse than their bark. Bedlington's do well with children and tolerate other pets in the family, but is is recommended to socialize the breed at a young age.