Australian Labradoodle Association of America

Dedicated to Responsible Breeding since 2004

The Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) is dedicated to the well-being of the Australian Labradoodle and Labradoodle breeds. We believe that educated owners are the best owners, and we are committed to being the breed’s leaders of education. By cataloging helpful information about the breed and offering networking services to breeders and owners, we promote responsible dog companionship and strive to make a positive difference in the Australian Labradoodle and Labradoodle community.

The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980’s and was initiated with the intent to create a breed that had the temperament of a service dog and was allergy and asthma friendly. During the 1990’s breeders in Australia began breeding Labradoodles to a number of other dog breeds in an effort to produce litters with consistent conformation, coat type, and temperament.  Most often the English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel were the breeds used, however, it is reported that a few other dog breeds were also introduced into certain lines. DNA evidence of these dog breeds are still found in a few lines today, while others were bred out and not re-introduced into any other blood lines.  Currently the Australian Labradoodle is considered to be a cross between the Poodle, Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Retriever, while the Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and Poodle. This distinction of the breeds and the ALAA’s commitment to the breeds’ health was formally recognized with the creation of the separate breed code Australian Labradoodle by the OFA (the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals).

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The coat and nails of an Australian Labradoodle require consistent maintenance and monthly grooming for them to look and feel their best. While these grooming requirements might seem daunting, the more understanding of what the Australian Labradoodle needs, the better you’ll be able to care for them. We’ve broken the care of your Australian Labradoodle down into steps, made a grooming ‘How To’ video, and gathered quality resources to help ensure you have the best information to provide fantastic care to your Labradoodle family member.


“I have been a member of ALAA since 2016. This membership is very important to me because it ensures that I only pair dogs from healthy and tested lines. The ALAA provides me with important information on breed and breeding as well as support with questions. Furthermore, the ALAA is recognized and respected by my customers.”

Ursula W.

“I have been breeding ALD’s for almost a decade now and find my ALAA membership invaluable for gaining knowledge, networking with other breeders and advertising my breeding program.  Close to 70% of clients find me through my listing on the ALAA site.  I have taken advantage of almost all of the ALAA discounts and special deals and appreciate that they think of how to make my life easier from a financial aspect.  Well worth my membership fee.”

Kimberly K.

“I love ALAA! I do recommend this organization to all ALD breeders! Wonderful resources, seminars, discounts, and communication….A+”

Debbie Y.

“Our 25lb Mini-Australian Labradoodle Annabelle is our pride and joy. She is an absolute angel. Annabelle will be two years old in October 2020. She is one of the smartest, kindest, and most playful pups you can imagine. From the moment we brought her home at 8 weeks old from Spring Valley Doodles in Kennett Square, PA, she was instantly the STAR of our family. Annabelle is always up for a car ride, a shopping trip, or a beach day. Australian Labradoodles are some of the most trainable dogs. Annabelle is always able to put on a show for our friends and family. She loves all the attention and performs great under pressure. She’s never met a human or dog she has not wanted to play with. She has a wonderfully gentle side to her and is great with kids. Annabelle has an intuition about her in which she knows just what her people always need. We love her so much.”

Nicoletta D.

“During my internet research on ALD’s I was fortunate enough to find the ALAA website.  The ALAA provides a wealth of knowledge, from breed information and care to member breeders committed to the health of the breed.   I decided an ALD was the right companion for me and found my caring breeder from the ALAA directory. “

Rebecca T.

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