The Functional Breeding Podcast

Doodles Part 2 - Alicia Hobson: The Bearded Retriever Project

July 27, 2020

Alicia Hobson, of Bear Lake Bearded Retrievers, is the founder of the Bearded Retriever Project. The Bearded Retriever is a breed in development, based on poodles, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers; the dogs have a classic doodle look and F1 poodle/retriever crosses can be Bearded Retrievers. In this episode, Alicia and I talk breeder education, client education, coat genetics, and the social challenges of breeding doodles. You can learn more about Bearded Retrievers at, and about Alicia's breeding program at

Find this episode's transcript here.

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