Nobody can be absolutely certain about the origins of the Bedlington Terrier or when it first acquired that name. Different sources offer different answers. There are many Internet sites that offer some history, but the best overview is to be found in three publications written by the two best-known names in the breed - Ken Bounden and the late Ian Phillips. These are The Bedlington Terrier by Ken Bounden (now only available in its second edition), The Centenary Book of the National Bedlington Terrier Club 1898 – 1998 (no longer in print) and An Eye For A Second Century (published by the National Bedlington Terrier Club
and available from that club’s web site
) both written by Ian Phillips.