Showsight Presents The Bedlington Terrier

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quick to find a rat whether it be in Barn Hunt or Earth Dog Tests. Little training is required; hunting is embedded in their DNA. Illustrations document the gameness of the Bedlington Terriers of the 19th Century. CH Tyneside was whelped in 1869. She was a very famous bitch in her day, belonging to Mr. T.J. Pick- ett. She was entered in Vol. I of Ken- nel Club Studbook as number 3433 bred by Sir Thomas de Wheatley. She was by Spoor’s Rock out of Breeder’s Nimble. The Kennel Club, founded in 1873 featured Tearem and Tyne in the very first volume of the Kennel Club Studbook. Brother and sister were mated, and it is said that William Clark fairly gloated over their offspring. The pedigree of Scamp connects the dogs of today (1935) and the dogs of the pre-show past. (1) Edwin Megargee, (1883-1958), a very prolific dog painter, is probably the most beloved painter of our breed. He produced several works of the Bedling- ton Terrier. His art of the breed is well known and deeply respected because his illustrations are very accurate depic- tions of the soundness and structure of the Bedlington Terrier. Known for “the Head of a Lamb, and the Heart of a Lion” the Bedlington Terrier is fearless, with intense prey drive, once engaged in a hunting expedition. Drive and determination is why they excel in test events. As discussed, the Belington Ter- rier is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds. Historically bred as a hunting dog, this breed’s loyalty, intelligence,

Epaxial and hamstring muscles support body weight and elevate the body’s cen- ter of gravity during the leap suspension phase. Abdominal wall muscles bring the pelvis forward during trunk flex- ion. The trunk muscles are significantly involved in locomotion. This also gives the Bedlington Terrier excellent jump- ing abilities. It is rare for the Bedlington Terrier to knock a bar in a jumping event unless exhausted by the length and pace of the run. Although the rotary gallop serves the Bedlington well in short sprints and jumping, if she cannot transition into the more traditional traverse gait for the weave poles, execution of this obstacle is not efficient. Bedlingtons excel in the flat-out sprint. Lure Coursing can be physically challenging and commit- ment to conditioning is necessary. The lengthy course is primarily reserved for the young and well-conditioned Bed- lington. However, Course Ability Tests (CAT) and Fast CAT are rewarding for the athletic, well-maintained Bedling- ton Terrier that enjoys showcasing their speed. TODAY’S HUNTING AND VERMIN CONTROL In recent years there has been renewed interest in the United States in using the Bedlington for the pur- pose originally intended, that being hunting and vermin control. Although it is well hidden under the styled and manicured coat, the Bedlington Ter- rier’s ability to work seems to have sur- vived. When hunting rats the dogs seem

tenacious personality and keen work- ing ability make them very fine com- panion and performance dogs. THE BEDLINGTON TERRIER EXCELS IN RUNNING COMPETITION SUCH AS AGILITY AND COURSING ABILITY TEST. Overground, the Bedlington Terrier kicks it up into high gear. This gait is known as the rotary gallop, also utilized by the Greyhound, Whippet, Borzoi and Cheetah. It is the fastest, but also the most fatiguing of all gaits (double suspension gallop; jumping gallop). Suspension periods follow lifting of the second impacting hind limb and lifting of the second impacting forelimb. The pattern of the limb impact rotates: right hind, left hind, extended suspension, left fore, right fore and collected suspen- sion. The Greyhound and Saluki using this technique can achieve speeds of 43 mph. Some have been clocked even higher. The running speed of a horse is around 25 to 30 mph with the fastest horse ever clocked at 43 mph. Flexion and extension of the vertebral column greatly increase the effectiveness of the stride length, thus compensating for the shorter limbs thereby, able to overcome prey. Trunk flexion (abdominal muscles) enables the hind paws to impact far ahead of the spot where the fore paws impacted the ground. Trunk extension during hindlimb propulsion produces a leap that enables the forelimbs to impact far ahead of their static anatomical reach.

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