One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A terrier of a breed with a narrow head, long legs, and curly hair.
- ‘The poodle, Bedlington terrier, and Kerry blue terrier have long, wooly or coarse coats that tend to shed less.’
- ‘The Bedlington terrier looks like a lamb, and the Chinese Crested has hardly any hair.’
- ‘In a previous incident a woman had to throw her dog, Darcy, a Bedlington terrier, into a neighbour's back garden to avoid it being attacked.’
- ‘In this respect, of course, Aitchison's Bedlington terriers are the perfect sitters: if they come over, it's for a pat rather than a critique.’
- ‘He shares his homes in London and Tuscany with three Bedlington terriers.’
- ‘Nearby a woman rubbed petroleum jelly on her mastiff's toenails to make them shine, and another sheared the fuzz off the ears of her lamb-like Bedlington terrier.’
Mid 19th century: named after the village of Bedlington in northern England, where the breed originated.
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