How breeders benefit from membership with the ALAA
Our top-notch breeding practices and database promise to facilitate your
search for a suitable stud to further your breeding program, regardless
of where you run your program. With more breeders choosing artificial
insemination, problems tied to geographic location soon will be a thing
of the past, and your stud choices will expand as you gain knowledge of
the best sires in the world. Bringing all sires into a common registry
prevents the over-use of bloodlines and helps breeders stay aware of
available sires worldwide.
Transparency of pedigrees can help you avoid inbreeding or excessive
line breeding. With one click of the mouse, you will have health testing
results to help you make wise and informed decisions about your pet.
Certified ALAA pedigrees will erase doubts associated with breeders' private records.
By supporting the ALAA, the ALAA in will turn support you and link you to like-minded Labradoodle
and Australian Labradoodle
breeders of integrity.
Over popularity has ruined other dog breeds. Let us learn from those
breeders’ mistakes and pull together with a common goal — to protect the
and Australian Labradoodle
Applying for Breeder Membership
If you are an Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle Breeder and would like to join as an ALAA Member Breeder:
- Read the ALAA Code of Ethics
- Read the ALAA Rules and Regulations
- 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 breeder member 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)
- Copies of all Health Testing (read minimum requirements below)
Minimum Health Testing Required for Membership
- OFA Excellent, Good, Fair and a Prelim or Final is acceptable OFA Website
- PennHip 30% or better at any age PennHip Website
- BVA up to 18
- Dr. Wallace report (same standards as OFA requirements)
- OFA, BVA, AVA, Dr. Wallace, Elbows normal after 4 months of age.
DNA Profile Requirement
- 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 PawPrint Genetics:https://www.pawprintgenetics.com/parentage/product-select/. 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."
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 ACVO 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent dog test reports will allow your dog to be Cleared By Parentage for one or more tests. Check the ALAA Cleared By Parentage Graphic to see if this applies to the dog you are registering.
What Health Testing does the ALAA recommend, but not require, for basic breeder membership?
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 from PawPrint Genetics:https://www.pawprintgenetics.com/parentage/product-select/. Note: Results are available 3-4 weeks from lab receipt of samples.
Please fill out the Online Membership Application here:
Breeder Membership Application
For Answers to Frequently asked asked questions, visit our ALAA Breeder Q&A page: http://alaa-labradoodles.com/BreederInformation.html
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.
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