newborn blue and sandy puppies
newborn blue and sandy puppies

Ashcroft Bedlington Terrier Puppies

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Sandy puppy
Sandy puppy

Sandy Bedlington puppy

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Blue puppy
Blue puppy

blue Bedlington puppy

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Sandy vs Liver color
Sandy vs Liver color

Sandy (left), Liver (right)

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liver and tan, liver
liver and tan, liver

You can see the skin color difference on the liver and tan puppy

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blue and tan
blue and tan

Ashcroft Bedlington Terrier Puppies

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blue and tan adult
blue and tan adult

Ashcroft Bedlington Terrier Puppies

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sandy adult
sandy adult

Ashcroft Bedlington Terrier Puppies

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blue adult female
blue adult female

Ashcroft Bedlington Terrier Puppies

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Bedlington Terriers come in three colors and two marking patterns. The colors are Blue, Liver and Sandy. The patterns are solid, or with tan points. As adults the tan pointed dogs look identical to the solids for the most part, as the points blend into the lighter adult coat. Blue is the genetically dominant color, so it's more commonly seen. Bedlington Terriers are born dark - blues are born black, liver and sandy dogs are born dark brown. The noticeable difference will be in the skin color, nose pigment and eye color. Blue Bedlingtons have a black nose and eye rim, with a very dark brown eye. Skin color will be light grey. Liver and Sandy dogs have brown nose and eye pigment, and a hazel brown eye. Their skin is pinkish-brown. The pups get lighter and lighter as they age. As 1 year olds, many Bedlingtons look white. White is NOT a color listed in the breed standard. By two years old, they should have color on their bodies, with lighter heads, and often lighter legs. One of the more interesting aspects of the breed is how their color is constantly changing, ever so slightly. Blues will be shades of grey. Liver is a sort of purple-brown color, while sandy is more of a taupe. When a Bedlington's skin is cut or bruised, their coat may come in their birth color on that spot. It will grow back out to adult color over time. Intact females often get darker coat color just before coming into season.