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Bearded Retriever

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Bearded Retriever

"The Bearded Retriever Project began in 2017 as a group of dog fanciers with a passion for dogs. These individuals recognized that there was a desire in the dog-loving community for a medium-to-large-sized lower-shedding companion dog and set their minds to creating a breed that would not only be well-loved by their families for their sweet temperament and cute face but that would also be healthy, long-lived, and predictable in type.

To achieve this goal, the Bearded Retriever Project spent years researching and compiling information, eventually writing a standard and becoming the Bearded Retriever Club of America. Recognizing both the advantages to set breed type and the limits of closed gene pools, the BRCA chose three foundation breeds for the Bearded Retriever – poodle, golden retriever, and Labrador retriever.

Careful selection of type, temperament, and genes allows Bearded Retrievers breeders produce happy and healthy companions with low-to-no shedding coats. The breed is still in development and will always maintain an open studbook to the three foundation breeds, as the BRCA recognizes and intends to avoid the issues plaguing many purebreds as a result of a closed gene pool and decreasing genetic diversity." -Bearded Retriever Club of America

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