The first copies of Bedlington correspond to the year 1862, there is some controversy regarding its origin, some authors claim that it comes from a cross between the dandie dinmont terrier , the otterhound and whippet , others argue that it derives from the dog of rabbits , widespread in England and Scotland in the 18th century, although some features of these animals makes us think in the first scenario due to the Anatomy of the foottypical “foot of Hare” as opposed to the common foot of all terriers, also the structure of the rear train resembles the dog race by its textile and muscles;
Until 1825 the race was known as the Rotbury terrier and fox terrier of the counties of the North ( Northumberland mining regions). A bricklayer of the Bedlington town north of Newcastle , Joseph Ainsley gave the name of their village to this race which then was recognized with this name by the Kennel Club British .
He was a faithful companion of miners from Newcastle and Blaydon and distinguished himself by long burrow dog qualities. It was exposed for the first time in 1871 causing the curiosity of the public, then the selection is directed more toward the aesthetic that their potential for dog’s Burrow, then breeders as established in a luxury dog and in 1875 founded the first Bedlington Terrier Club.
This dog who was excellent as Hunter prey’s Burrow, has now lost this feature at the insistence of fashion become a companion dog, but has retained its qualities of Terrier temperament, active, agile, strength, strength and fighting spirit.]
It is also intelligent, cheerful and its expression in rest is kind and sweet, although not shy, when it is raised his eyes ignited and assume an expression of vivacity and courage, is little barking. It looks like a lamb and his career is similar to a Greyhound’s flexible and lightweight gallop.
Height and weight
Height: Should be about 40.5 cm, allows a variation in minor females and more males.
Weight : Between 8 and 10.5 Kg.
Close, it seems very convex for its fur. Skull narrow but deep and rounded high in the bone, occipital and crowned by a lock of hair silky and abundant. Stop almost non-existent. Sand wide nose well square with black end on the copies with blue or blue mantle and fire, light brown in color copies. Lips together. Jaws long, pointed, and muscular in form of clip or scissor. Small and well engaged, dark and light brown eyes.
Medium-sized ears forward, well provided with hairs short and thin and flat along the cheeks. Provided at the tips of a strip of whitish and silky hair.
Long insertion that thins towards the nape of the neck, deep at the base and frankly leaves shoulders allowing the head take it erect. There should no Chin.
Muscular but very flexible. Flat and deep ribs to the sternum. Chest deep and well arched. Angled back and sharply arched loins.
Medium-long and low implementation; thick at the base, it thins towards the tip and it is carried gracefully curved. Never on the back.
Previousis : right, more distant in the chest to toes. The metacarpals are long, slightly sloping, without observing weakness. Flat and sloping shoulders.
Rear : Musculosas and medium-long, of galopeador, but at the same time fine and funny. The hind limbs due to the angled back and arched backs, seem longer than the previousis. Sturdy Hock. Flexible knees.
Feet : Long, called “from Hare”, with pads Plantar thick and very compact.
Hair : Very characteristic, dense, fuzzy, not attached to the skin, but not coarse; with a marked tendency to curl, mainly in the skull and the muzzle, carved domed gradually thins towards the tip of the nose.
Color : Dark blue, blue and blue fire, liver, liver and fire, sand, sand and fire.