Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
When you see a Bedlington Terrier for the first time you could be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at a dainty lamb-like animal. Their unique and stunning appearance is quite unlike any of the other terriers in the terrier group, and they were named after a village in Northumberland (England) where they were first bred. Despite their appearance, they were swift and efficient hunters of otters and badgers that their farmer owners used them for hundreds of years ago.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

This breed of dog usually lives up to 12 years of age but can live to 14 years with the proper care and diet.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Bedlington Terrier is a good-tempered and graceful dog with plenty of courage. It is thought that Whippets were bred with the dog's ancestors and to help develop its shape and the ability to run. The Bedlington is a good family dog that will happily attach itself to all members of the household.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

These agreeable dogs get along with most other animals in the home, particularly when raised together. However, it is important to remember these animals were bred as hunters so supervision of any small animals in the home should be exercised.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Trim the coat occasionally to keep it spotless and looking smart. Training these intelligent dogs is relatively easy – particularly if a firm and consistent routine is established at an early age. Their Whippet heritage means they love to run to regular exercise is a must with the occasional bit of ‘off leash’ time so they can really flex those muscles.

IDEAL OWNERS

This dog easily adapts to most people and their situations but is most suited to those with plenty of space to roam in the backyard and enough time for regular walks and runs.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Bedlington Terrier is the dog for you and you are aware that it is an exuberant animal that needs plenty of exercise and attention, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Michelle Bennett Seanmya NSW Contact
Robyn Bates Piperdene TAS Contact
Chris Van Chismene QLD Contact
Pam Calvert-Maher Ausbed WA Contact
Yvonne Hunt Natjoyne WA Contact
John Bradley Beclarr TAS Contact
Robyn Bates Piperdene TAS Contact
Robyn Bates Piperdene TAS Contact
Michele Bennett Seanmya Kennels TAS Contact
Eileen Clarke Fiorealainn NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)