The Bedlington Terrier originated in a small mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England. They were originally bred to hunt vermin, but has since been used in racing, numerous dog sports, conformation shows, and as a companion dog. They’re closely related to the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Whippet and Otterhound. The Bedlington’s appearance is often compared to a lamb due to their fleecy coat and pear-shaped head. They are a great dog for an active family looking for a lively and loyal companion.
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Dandie Dinmont Terriers were originally bred in the early 1700s, and some people think this sort of terriers is a crossbreed between Otterhounds and some local terriers in the Border Country between England and Scotland. This breed is a typical terrier; he is independent-minded, affectionate, bold, and intelligent. They are reserved dogs, but they are not barkers, not like other kinds of terriers. They bark very loudly and in a deep voice only when it’s necessary. Just like any other dog, Dandies are also in the need for early training and socialization. Taking them to a puppy playtime or puppy class is a great start. This breed usually gets along well with young children and also with other pets if they are trained properly since their puppyhood. However, you should supervise your young children when they are playing with the dog in order to avoid any accidental bite. Dandie Dinmont has a moderate energy level; he needs daily walks and exercises. The size of the Dandie is about 8 to 11 inches, and its weight varies between 18 and 24 pounds.
This versatile, playful breed originated in Ireland, where it was bred as a rugged working and hunting dog. Today, the Kerry Blue Terrier is gentle, sweet-natured and intelligent, and makes an excellent playmate for children and families. Kerries are also watchful, alert and courageous watchdogs. This breed is quick to learn, thrives on mental and physical stimulation and excels at various dog sports. Famous for their unique coat, Kerries are born black and don’t develop their true blue color until about 18 months of age. Kerry Blue Terriers make wonderful, devoted companions and want nothing more than to please their owners.
Known for its happy, spunky disposition, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a wonderful dog to be around. One of several terriers with Irish ancestry, the Wheaten is unique in its group because of its soft, silky coat and extra-long facial hair. Wheatens are deeply devoted to their families, get along well with children and other pets, and love to be active. Wheaten Terriers make excellent, affectionate housemates and are eager to learn and please.