Bedlington Terrier Definition

A terrier of a medium-sized breed developed in England, having a narrow wedge-shaped head and a thick woolly coat.
American Heritage
A blue or liver-colored, woolly-coated terrier resembling a small lamb.
Webster's New World

A terrier that is often jokingly said to more closely resemble a sheep than a dog.


Origin of Bedlington Terrier

  • Named after the mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Bedlington , a town of northeast England

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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