PAW CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The ALAA believes knowledge is power and by sharing knowledge we can advance the health of the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle breeds.

Our top-notch breeding practices and extensive and verified database will facilitate the search for a suitable dogs for a breeding program. Transparency of pedigree allows avoiding inbreeding or excessive line breeding, providing confidence in the health of  future litters.

The high standard held in a certified ALAA pedigree ensures both the integrity of the breed and the breeder. This standard broadens the lines available for use, while keeping the health of the breed the top priority. 

In joining the ALAA,  breeders  connected with like minded Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle breeders of integrity,  access to a plethora of the breeds’  health information both online and in person at educational events, and gain the opportunity for meaningful impact on the breeds future by joining a volunteer team or becoming the ALAA board member.

 The path to an ALAA pedigree certification
is below as a “100% traceable” pedigree.

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.

Paw Reward Program

All ALAA certified breeders agree to adhere to our standard for health testing. For the breeders who wish to go above and beyond this, your commitment is recognized in being awarded an ALAA Gold Paw or ALAA Silver Paw.

Gold Paw

Recognizes your commitment as a breeder to maintaining the highest health standard possible for your dogs, as well as your recurring investment in testing the health of your breeding dogs. It assures potential adopters that your litters have come from the healthiest parents possible along, with the strongest level of health that can be maintained.

Silver Paw

Recognizes your commitment as a breeder to maintaining the highest health standard possible for your dogs, as well as your recurring investment in testing the health of your breeding dogs. It assures potential adopters that your litters have come from the healthiest parents possible along, with the strongest level of health that can be maintained.

Rules & Regulations for the Paw Program

To be awarded the Gold Paw:

The breeder must submit the testing results and clearance of EIC (Exercise-Induced Collapse) and prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) along with an Eye Certification Registry Number from an OFA lab. Breeders must re-test each breeding age dog every 18 months and submit clearances to retain the Gold Paw.

To be awarded the Silver Paw:

The breeder must submit the testing results and clearance of EIC (Exercise-Induced Collapse) and prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) for each breeding-age dog. Test results must be from any OFA approved lab.  If dogs status is verifiable via parent dog health test reports, the DNA test will be waived.