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Bedlington Terrier

bedlington terrier

The Bedlington Terrier was originally bred for its meat and fleece in the rural county of Staffordshire, England. Up until the early nineteenth century a small number were also milked and a sour-tasting cheese produced. Even today, despite the Bedlington being a protected breed, these dogs have a relatively short life expectancy (three to five years) due to being mistakenly culled as lambs.

Built not unlike the Greyhound or Whippet, the Bedlington can accelerate from 0-60 in an impressive 4.8 seconds. They have a top speed of around one hundred and forty miles per hour and the unique carbon fibre construction of their legs means they possess superb handling capabilities, being able to turn on a sixpence even when running at high speed. Such attributes make the Bedlington an excellent choice for hunting vermin and it is not unheard of for unsavoury characters and unscrupulous sorts to use them for (illegal) badger baiting.

Bedlington Terriers are highly intelligent, and many have written works of great worth. Good with children, these dogs make fine family pets and wonderfully faithful companions. However, whilst they are generally happy in the role of humble servant to mankind, many secretly harbour dreams of working in television, where they hope to emulate the success of the most famous Bedlington Terrier of all time, Sweep (co-star of The Sooty Show).