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Breed: Bedlington Terrier
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Hunting of rats and small game in lairs or on open ground
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Looks like a sheep
Color: Blue, liver or sandy
Coat Type: Curly
Grooming: Requires specialized clipping every six weeks
Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 18-23 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Loving
Home Environment: Apartment ok if exercised
Best Owner: Playful
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: A serious inherited liver problem known as Copper Storage Disease. They are also prone to hereditary kidney disease, PRA, thyroid problems and eye problems, such as cataracts and retinal disease.