A Bedlington loves to play, retrieve, jog, help with chores, or share your quiet moments. They will curl up in a little ball or become your inseparable companion as you read, write, sleep, drive, or just sit.
The Bedlington Terrier is graceful, alert, intelligent, and entertaining. They are characteristically inquisitive, perceptive, opinionated and affectionate. Their great love of people and particular joy with children endears them to young and old.
The temperament is two-fold; very quiet, much like a sporting dog, until aroused – then the aggressive terrier spirit dominates.
Bedlingtons are bright, clownish extroverts. They are always anxious to love please, and be the center of attraction whether in the show ring or in any room of your house.
Their greatest talent is the running of a household. This includes being fantastic hosts that leap for joy when company arrives. Astute judgement of the legitimacy of any visitors has proven them to be excellent watch dogs.