International Membership

International Breeders are Welcome to Join the ALAA!

The ALAA is delighted to announce that we will be accepting International/European Breeder Member applications. Our goals are to facilitate International breeder cooperation, provide the world’s best resource of health documentation for Australian Labradoodles and Labradoodles, and to promote responsible breeding of Australian Labradoodles worldwide. In order to qualify as an International/European Breeder Member of the ALAA, you must own at least one Australian Labradoodle breeding dog which meets the below requirements and have a website which is available in English.

The ALAA Code of Ethics and Rules and Regulations will apply to all Breeder Members, including International/European members. However, if there is a discrepancy between the ALAA Code of Ethics and regional laws, such as laws regulating breeding practices or limiting sterilization, the laws of the Breeder Member’s country of residence will supersede the ALAA Code of Ethics.

International/European members will have slightly higher registration and membership fees to cover the additional costs of international postage.


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International Dog Registration Requirements

There are two paths to registration with the ALAA. One is a “100% traceable” pedigree and the other is by having an “unverified” pedigree. The new registration acceptance policy applies to all breeders in all countries. There are many dogs that are advanced in generation, and fully tested for generations that are being excluded because of the 100% traceable rule. By allowing these dogs into the registry, the ALAA is hoping to strengthen the breed, broaden the lines available for use, while keeping health a top priority.

All dogs in an ALAA Member Breeder program have to meet one of the two listed criteria for registration, as well as adhere to all ALAA Breeder Member Rules and Regulations. The ALAA requires that a 6 generation pedigree be submitted, unless some generations are traceable through prior generations already in the ALAA database, or another accessible database such as AKC.

The “100% Traceable” Registration Requirements

American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club registration names must be provided on all purebred dogs (Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, and Cocker Spaniels) in a six generation pedigree.


The “Unverified” Pedigree Registration Requirements

All dogs must have 3 generations of hip, elbow and eye testing (Dog being registered, Parents, and Grandparents).

Multi-generational Australian Labradoodles and must disclose any dogs in their pedigree which are untraceable as “unverified”.

Three generations of documented health testing will qualify Australian Labradoodles for registration, even if there is a hole in the pedigree.

The “unverified” dog may not be closer than three generations back.

All dogs being registered must either be tested for EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) and prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) or have known parentage PRA and EIC status.

All dogs being registered must have an ALAA approved DNA profile. (Paw Print Genetics, results are available 3-4 weeks from lab receipt of samples)

If you have any questions about becoming an International/European Breeder Member of the ALAA, please contact our New Members Assistant, Rachael Reimer: newmembers@alaa-labradoodles.com

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Disclaimers:

If you are unsure if a pedigree is registerable or not, you can submit any pedigree for verification for a fee. Remember, it is the responsibility of the Breeder Member to verify a pedigree prior to the use or purchase of said dog. The ALAA is not responsible for the registration of any dog that does not meet these requirements.


The ALAA Code of Ethics and Rules and Regulations will apply to all Breeder Members, including International/European members. However, if there is a discrepancy between the ALAA Code of Ethics and regional laws, such as laws regulating breeding practices or limiting sterilization, the laws of the Breeder Member’s country of residence will supersede the ALAA Code of Ethics.

International/European members will have slightly higher registration and membership fees to cover the additional costs of international postage.

Applying for International Breeder Membership

If you are a Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle Breeder and would like to join as an ALAA Member Breeder:

Read the ALAA Breeder Rules and Regulations.

Read the ALAA Breeder Code of Ethics

Read the ALAA Grading Scheme (ALAA Grading Scheme adopted March 2008).

Read the ALAA By Laws (adopted in 2010).

Gather a photo of your breeding dog or dogs plus the pedigree of your breeding dog or dogs.

If your dog was bred by an ALAA Member Breeder, you will need the ALAA Puppy Transfer Form. This is not necessary if you purchased your breeding dog from a non-ALAA member.

Website address for your program and the name of an ALAA Member Breeder who will sponsor you for membership. We will assign you a sponsor if you do not know a current member.

Copy of the contract you use to sell puppies (which must include a 2 year health guarantee).

Minimum Health Testing Required
for Membership

Hips

OFA Excellent, Good, Fair. A Prelim or Final is acceptable.

PennHip .60 or better at any age.

BVA up to 18.

Dr.Wallace report (same standards as OFA requirements).

Elbows

OFA, BVA, AVA, Dr. Wallace, Elbows normal after 4 months of age.

Note: Either OFA test results or PH test results must, also, be submitted if submitting Wallace test results for hips and/or elbows.

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DNA Profile

As of January 1st, 2015, any intact dog/puppy registered and kept for breeding, will be required to have a DNA Profile on file before they are used for breeding. This DNA Profile is required to be from Paw Print Benetics Paw Print Genetics

Note: results are available 3-4 weeks from lab receipt of samples

In addition, if a breeder has submitted DNA parentage identification profiles on all breeding dogs in their program, they may place the following statement on their website: “Our breeding dogs are ALAA DNA Profiled. All of our breeding dogs have been DNA’d and their DNA profiles have been submitted to the ALAA. This has been done to protect the buyer and support parentage identification. We are proud to be an ALAA/DNA breeder.”

Note:

If you wish to participate in the Silver or Gold Paw Reward Program, send copies of all other health testing. These include eye exam by a certified Opthamologist, EIC and PRA testing or status via parent dog test reports. The Silver Paw requires a CERF eye exam on every breeding dog every 18 months in addition to the Hip and Elbow testing. The Gold Paw requires the eye exam every 18 months on every breeding dog, and EIC and PRA testing or copies of parent dog testing for EIC and PRA, in addition to the Hip and Elbow testing. All testing is to be sent to registrar@alaa-labradoodles.com


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What health testing does the ALAA recommend, but not require for basic breeder membership?

Eye disease (every 18 months) – eye exam by a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. The form, filled out by the Ophthalmologist, must be submitted to OFA for an official certificate. Eye Disease Option List.

Patella Luxation, OFA report- veterinary

Thyroid panel including Free T4, cTSH, and TgAA – Blood test, OFA report or Dr. Dodd’s.

vWd – all DNA testing labs that the OFA accepts.

Cardiac, OFA report – veterinary exam.

PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) – OFA accepts.

EIC (exercise induced collapse) – all DNA testing labs that the OFA accepts.

Please download and print out the New Member Applicant Checklist here: ALAA_New_Member_Applicant_Checklist.pdf

Please fill out the Online Membership Application by clicking.Breeder Membership Application

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit our ALAA Breeder Q&A:
Click Here

Note:All applicants registering as Breeders have 30 days from the date of this application in which to register all breeding stock. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of membership. No fees will be refunded.


Initial Signup Fee

Breeder Membership

$300.00 (US Currency)

Annual Renewal Fee

Breeder Membership

$125.00 (US Currency)

Registration for Dogs

Dogs that are not already registered with the ALAA (ILA)

$20.00 each (US Currency)

Litter Registration Fee

Member breeder litter registration with the ALAA (ILA)

$20.00 each (US Currency)

Per Puppy Registration Fee

Member breeder per puppy registration with the ALAA (ILA)

$8.00 each (US Currency)

Pedigree Research

Per Pedigree Member Breeder Pedigree Research

$30.00 each (US Currency)

Per Pedigree Non-Member Breeder Pedigree Research

$50.00 each (US Currency)

Per Pedigree The ALAA enforces a no-refund policy for all monies paid to the association, including pedigree requests, membership applications and dues, kennel fees, dog registration and other fees.


ALAA Forms and Resources

ALAA member breeder Rules, Requirements and Regulations.

Litter registration and dog registration can be completed online if you are already an ALAA member breeder. If you are unable to access the DogTrack online database to register your dogs or litters, or if you have another reason to submit the data manually, use the forms below.

ALAA Application to Register a Litter

ALAA Transfer of Ownership Application

If an outside Stud is to be used please read the requirements for registration. Failing to follow the ALAA requirements can result in the denial of the litter registration. Below you fill find the instruction sheet as well as the form for registration.

ALAA Outside Stud Dog Use Requirements

ALAA Stud Dog Certificate

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ALAA Member Breeder Outside Stud Use

Per PedigreeNon-Member Pedigree Research

$15.00 each (US Currency)

ALAA Member Breeder Owner Transfer

This is for dogs already registered with the ALAA (ILA), but needs to be transferred into another Member Breeder’s ALAA Kennel Name. If you are NOT already an ALAA Member Breeder, you will need to become a Member Breeder prior to making the transfer.

$20.00 each (US Currency)