Bedlington terrier

one of an English breed of terriers having a topknot and a thick, fleecy, usually bluish coat, groomed to resemble a lamb.
[1865-70; named after BEDLINGTON]

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Breed of dog.

It was developed in the 19th century in Northumberland, Eng., and named for Bedlingtonshire, a mining district in the area. Initially established as a fighting dog and hunter of vermin, the breed later became a popular pet. Lamblike in appearance, it has an arched back, a topknot, and a thick, curly coat that is blue-gray, deep reddish brown, or pale sandy, often with tan markings. The breed stands 15–16 in. (38–40 cm) tall and weighs 22–24 lbs. (10–11 kg).

Bedlington terrier

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▪ breed of dog
 breed of dog developed in the 1800s in Northumberland, England, and named for Bedlingtonshire, a mining district in the area. The breed, which established itself locally as a fighting dog and a courageous hunter of badgers and other vermin, was later popular as a pet. Lamblike in appearance, the Bedlington terrier has an arched back, a topknot, and a thick, curly coat, linty in texture and blue-gray, deep reddish brown, or pale sandy, often with tan markings. It stands about 15 to 17 inches (38 to 43 cm) and weighs 17 to 23 pounds (8 to 10 kg).

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