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The Bedlington Terrier is a breed of dog. It is one of many breeds of terrier and is named after the mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England.

The Bedlington Terrier is often described as looking like a lamb on a leash, probably because it has fur with a linty texture. This is a nonshedding coat. Born blue, sandy, or liver, all as solid colours or with tan markings, these colours become paler when the dog becomes an adult.

The head is wedge-shaped with sparkling eyes. Although it looks meek when reclining on the couch, the Bedlington Terrier is argumentative and every inch a terrier when aroused. Its body shape is unusual for a terrier, being somewhat like a Greyhound or Whippet in construction, which enables it to gallop at great speed. However, the front legs are constructed differently from coursing hounds in that the front legs are closer together at the feet than at the elbows. This enables a Bedlington Terrier to turn or pivot quickly when chasing quarry at high speed. At a trot, the Bedlington moves with a 'mincing' gait, picking its feet up in what appears to be a dainty manner.

They are groomed with large patches of fur on their heads and ears. This is because the breed used to hunt rats, which would try to claw at their ears or head. With the fur, they just became entangled in it.

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