Bedlington Terrier, a breed of terriers, said to have originated at Bedlington, near Morpeth, in the early part of the nineteenth century. It is chiefly confined to the northern districts, and in Newcastle and the neighbourhood nearly every man has a Bedlington. Vero Shaw (in his Book of the Dog) quotes the following as the chief points of the breed: "The Bedlington terrier should be rather long and small in the jaw, head high and narrow, crowned with a tuft of silky hair lighter than the body; eyes small, round, and rather sunk; ears filbert-shaped, close to the cheek, slightly feathered at the tips; neck long and slender, but muscular; body well proportioned, slender, and deep-chested; legs straight and rather long; tail small and tapering. Colour liver or sandy, with flesh-coloured nose, or black-blue with black nose."
The dog he figures was 18 months old, stood 15 in. at the shoulder, and weighed 24 lbs. Bedlingtons are sharp, active dogs, eager in pursuit of vermin.