Rule #1: Must be a Member Breeder

A breeder must join the ALAA as a Member Breeder. A breeder pays an annual membership fee in order to maintain membership status with the ALAA. Membership renewals are due by the last day of the member’s anniversary month. If a membership is deactivated for non-renewal, the member has 60 days to renew and pay the current published rate for reactivation. If a membership lapses, the breeder must rejoin the ALAA and pay the then current published rates for both joining and membership.

  • A 1st renewal notice on the first of the month they are due.
  • A 2nd renewal notice on the first of the month after renewal month.
  • A 3rd renewal notice is a deactivation notice. (Note: a Member Breeder’s renewal month is the month they first applied to the ALAA for membership, not the month they are accepted.)

All breeders must own 1 intact registered Labradoodle, Labrador Retriever, Poodle, Cocker Spaniel, or Cockapoo to remain active or apply to be a Member Breeder. The dog must be used in the breeder’s own active Labradoodle breeding program in order to comply. An active breeding program must have at least one Labradoodle litter per year.

Rule #2: Must Follow Code of Ethics

A Member Breeder must agree to the ALAA Code of Ethics.

Rule #3: Must Request a Kennel Prefix and Pay the Fee

A Member Breeder must request a Kennel Prefix and pay the applicable fee. A Kennel Prefix is the name that will appear at the beginning of a puppy’s Registered Name to identify a puppy’s breeding kennel. For example, if a Kennel Prefix is “Cedar Park,” a newly registered puppy named Rufus would be officially known as “Cedar Park Rufus.” A Kennel Prefix may not be duplicated. If a Member Breeder is already using the prefix requested, then the applicant must select another.

Rule #4: Must Register All Dogs

A Breeder must register all breeding dogs owned or leased that are used in their Labradoodle breeding program including Labradoodles, Poodles, Labrador Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Cockapoos and any derivatives. Dogs must be registered before they may be bred. Instructions and forms can be found on the ALAA website here.

Rule #5: Must Get Required Health Testing

For any dog owned by or bred by an ALAA Member Breeder, including outside stud dogs or leased bitches, required health testing must be submitted and met before the dog may be bred.

Rule #6: Must Register All Litters within 120 Days of Whelp

A Member Breeder must register all litters produced in their breeding program within 120 days of whelp.

Rule #7: Must Submit a Health Warranty/Guarantee to the ALAA Registrar

A breeder must submit a Health Warranty/Guarantee to the ALAA registrar at registrar@alaa-labradoodles.com. That Warranty/Guarantee must be given to clients for all puppies sold. It is the responsibility of the Member Breeder to draft a health warranty/guarantee in accordance with the specific state, county, or country legal requirements in which they live. The ALAA disclaims any liability from the use of such a document.

Rule #8: Breeder Must Supply Client with All ALAA Documents When Sold, Lent, Given or Leased

A Member Breeder must supply his clients with the appropriate ALAA documents for each dog or puppy sold, lent, given or leased to other parties within 90 days of the date of completion of the sales contract or after proof of spay/neuter has been provided by those on contracts. These documents would include the Dog Registration Certificate, Transfer of Ownership form (for puppies registered in a litter, their Registration and Transfer of Ownership are on the same document).

Rule #9: Must Microchip All Breeding Dogs

A Member Breeder must microchip all breeding stock kept, given or leased to other parties. Each Member Breeder must provide DNA profiling (in such form and fashion as shall be determined by the ALAA from time to time) for all breeding stock prior to the dog being bred (such DNA profiling, the “DNA Profile”), and grants the ALAA a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to retain, share, sub-license, use, and exploit the DNA Profile in connection with any effort by the ALAA or other parties to verify, examine, or authenticate parentage, lineage, or any aspect of any dog’s genetics, heritage or background.

Rule #10: Must Report All Infractions Immediately

The Member, immediately following the possible infraction with a formal request for assistance, response, and action, should report infractions to the Rules and Regulations and/or Code of Ethics to the ALAA Quality Assurance Officer. This immediate request will be reviewed, and the ALAA response to the infraction may result in deactivation, suspension, fine and/or probation.

Rule #11: Breeding Dogs Must have a Description on Their Websites Following the ALAA Grading Scheme

A Member Breeder must indicate the breed and description of the breeding dogs on their website according to the ALAA Grading Scheme.

Rule #12: Breeders Can Only Market ALAA Registered Dogs on Their ALAA Website

Member Breeders must not use their ALAA website to market non-ALAA register-able dogs.

Rule #13: Breeder Must Provide a Litter Description on Their Website if They Hire an Outside Stud

A Member Breeder participating in the Paw Rewards testing program must indicate in the litter description on their website if they hire an outside stud that is not tested to the same Paw level as the dogs in their own program. A minimum of hips and elbows are required for all dogs used in a Member Breeder’s program.

Rule #14: ALAA Registered Names, Numbers, and Call Names for All Breeding Dogs Must be Displayed on the Website

A Member Breeder must display ALAA registered names and numbers and all call names for all breeding dogs on their website.

Rule #15: Dogs May be Registered in the ALAA Database Under Two Types

A Member Breeder seeking to register a dog not already in the ALAA database can qualify their dog under a “traceable” format.

The “100% traceable” registration requirements are:

  • 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.

Rule #16: Must Follow the Infusion Program

A Member Breeder seeking to breed Cockapoo or Cocker Spaniel Infusion litters must follow all rules and requirements of the ALAA Infusion Program: Here

Rule #17: Must Spay/Neuter All Merle Patterned Dogs

A Member Breeder agrees to spay/neuter all Merle patterned dogs produced in their program before they leave the Breeder’s premises and they must be registered with “Limited” registration.

Rule #18: Advertisements Must Display Current ALAA Logo Listing and Breeder Number with Valid Date

As of February 11, 2014, Member Breeders are required to display the individualized ALAA Logo listing their ALAA Member Breeder Number and a valid date provided by ALAA. Any old ALAA, ILA, and Silver/Gold Paw Logos are never to be used in advertisements again. If you are found to have the old logos or any outdated individualized logos (ALAA, Gold, or Silver) in your advertising, you will be deactivated from the current Member Breeder listing until this ruling is complied with. In order to expand the reach of the ALAA and to foster good relations with the recognition of our organization, Member Breeders are required to link their individualized ALAA Logo back to the Member Breeders Listing page on the ALAA website: https://ilainc.net/guest/breedersearch.aspx.

Rule #19: All Breeding Stock Must beTested for Hip Dysplasia Prior to Breeding

I agree to test all breeding stock for hip dysplasia prior to breeding and I shall not breed with a dog that does not meet the minimum health testing requirements for membership.

Rule #20: Dogs Will Not be Sold or Traded to Any Commercial Animal Wholesalers/Retail Pet Dealers

I will not sell or trade my dogs to any commercial animal wholesalers or retail pet dealers/traders.

Rule #21: A Puppy Under 8 Weeks Old Will Not Be Sold or Placed

I shall not sell or place a puppy younger than 8 weeks.

Rule #22: All Non-Breeding Puppies Must be Placed Under a Spay/Neuter Contract

I will desex or place under a spay/neuter contract all non-breeding puppies.

Rule #23: All Puppies Must be Tagged

I shall tag all puppies I produce, sell or trade with permanent identification in the form of a microchip.

Rule #24: ALAA Officer/Regional Representative May Request a Kennel Inspection/Audit at Any Time

I agree to a kennel inspection and audit if requested by ALAA officers or their regional representatives.

Rule #25: The Purchaser and ALAA Must Receive a Copy of the Breeder’s Program Guarantee

I will supply the purchaser and the ALAA with a copy of my program’s guarantee (The ALAA understands that the extent of each breeder’s guarantee will be different, but it requires that all buyers become familiar with a breeder’s guarantee before any booking/deposit/purchase has been completed).

Rule #26: ALAA Banners and Logos May Only be Used if Accredited

I am aware that it is a criminal act to use an ALAA banner or logos if I am not accredited or if I am suspended or awaiting suspension.

Rule #27: Age Guidelines for Female Dogs Must be Followed

I shall not purposefully breed from any bitch before she has reached twelve months of age and complete breeding prior to her 7th birthday.

Rule #28: ALAA Officers Will Vote on a Member to be Reinstated

I recognize that to be reinstated, any member who has been suspended, has voluntarily removed themselves or has requested to leave the ALAA must be approved by a unanimous vote of ALAA officers, as well as meet all basic membership requirements.

Rule #29: Members Must Keep their ALAA Login Information Private Unless Authorized by the Board

Members may not share their login information to the ALAA proprietary database, password protected intellectual property and member only communications unless they have received authorization from the Board.

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