Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
The Bedlington Terrier dates all the way back to 1782 and originated in Bedlington, Northern England. Bedlington Terriers were originally bred for hunting vermin and rodents and nowadays are used for hunting, sport and companionship. It is very common for people to take a second look when passing a Bedlington because they so closely resemble a lamb. In fact, they are said to have the “head of a lamb and the heart of a lion.” You will immediately fall in love when you meet this graceful and loving breed. Like most terriers, the Bedlington has a lot of energy. Their energy needs can be met by going on a walk, jog, hike or game of fetch.
Bedlingtons love to swim and are even said to swim so well and fast that they rival the Newfoundland. Bedlingtons are very fast and have a high endurance – it isn’t surprising to hear that they have some Whippet in their family tree. Because they have been bred to chase small animals outdoors, it is best to have a fenced in yard and walk them on a leash to avoid them running loose. Bedlingtons can be very stubborn so it is recommended to get them socialized and into training at an early age.
If you are looking for a unique, active breed that is always down for some fun but also happy to curl up on the couch and relax, then the Bedlington Terrier may be the right breed for you!
Male: 18-24 lbs.
Female: 17-23 lbs.
Male: 16-17 in.
Female: 15-16 in.
Breed Group: Terrier
Medium breed dog
Kind, friendly eyes, brown or black in colour
Black or brown nose
Naturally floppy ears
Curly, soft coat
Coat colours and patterns include Liver, blue and sandy. Solid or bicoloured. All are dark at birth and lighten with age.
Bad breath (halitosis) in a dog or cat is usually because of poor dental health. Occasionally a dog or cat may have good teeth and still have bad breath in which case the diet is usually the cause. This is relatively rare, however, compared to the likelihood of a dental issue.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 416-282-6621 (appointments ONLY at this number). We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet using social distancing methods. We will be taking payments over the phone, we are no longer taking cash at this time.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm - Friday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!