The Bedlington Terrier may look like a little lamb (only 16’5” tall and 23lbs) but he is also an athletic and enthusiastic vermin hunter. Fortunately, with their families, they do often possess a very sweet, “lamblike” personality: mild, gentle, and excellent with children. Like all dogs, they require regular exercise and playtime, though their needs are not excessive. Their signature wool coat, however, requires regular attention and grooming.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.