Bedlington Terrier

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The Bedlington Terrier breed originated in the mining area of Northumberland County, England. Originally used to hunt rats in the mines, the Bedlington was later crossed with the Whippet to create a faster, more athletic canine.

The Bedlington Terrier looks a like a muscular, high-powered lamb covered in a dense, curly coat. It has a narrow head with a long jaw, small almond-shaped eyes and triangular, hanging ears with tassels of hair at the ends. Its round nose is black or liver depending on the coat color. It has a long neck, deep chest, muscular body and a long, tapered tail. Overall, the Bedlington looks powerful and flexible.

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