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a small, soft-coated terrier, distinguished by its Roman nose and roached back which are accentuated by trimming and grooming for purposes of showing. Originally used for hunting small game, dog fighting and racing. The breed is subject to inherited retinal dysplasia and copper-associated hepatopathy.
Bedlington terrier copper-associated hepatopathy
an inherited copper storage disease in which Bedlington terriers homozygous for the trait accumulate copper in their liver and suffer a slowly progressive hepatopathy. Clinical signs referable to liver disease develop in young to older adult dogs. The disease is incurable, but may be managed with d-penicillamine or other decoppering agents. Called also Bedlington terrier liver disease.
Bedlington terrier liver disease
see Bedlington terrier copper-associated hepatopathy (above).