Tag Archive: bedlington terrier


I recently wrote a piece about the suitability of several of our terrier breeds for the smallholder. I particularly wanted to focus on their ability to control rats and mice – the bane of any livestock keeper.

I am keen that, to significantly raise their numbers (and interest in them) more of our rare/vulnerable native breeds need to get back to work.

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In issue 27 of Edition Dog (Dec 2020) I reflect on my own experience of owning and breeding dogs with working ability, and discuss what ‘fit for function’ really means.

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Rare breed SOS

My Canine Chat column for Torbay Weekly on 3rd December 2020 put rare breeds in the spotlight.

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Issue 14 of Edition Dog (Nov 2019) was the first of two features on rare breeds and how they could become more popular.

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