Outlined below is the Breeder Requirement process for registering, fees and other information that you will find helpful. Please read through everything carefully, our hope is that you will enjoy many years as a member in good standing with the ALCA.
Before reading further, there are basic requirements you need to know before starting this process.
You must own at least one, intact, registered or registerable, Authentic Australian Labradoodle, to apply for membership.
Your ALCA Breeder Membership will not be processed until you have a registered Australian Labradoodle; so do the Individual Dog and Club Membership applications at the same time.
All Australian Labradoodles must be bred to Australian Labradoodles for litters to be certified or breeders sold to be registerable.
All ALCA Breeders must have an accessible website for their program.
So you are now ready to register your dog(s). What are the requirements?
When purchasing a dog from a breeder make sure it is registerable with the ALCA. The following is a list of dogs that are NOT eligible to be registered with the ALCA, these include:
First or Second Generation American Labradoodle infusions also known as F1, F1B, F2, or F2B, etc.
Labradoodles with a new infusion of ANY breed
Wheaton Infusions, or "Cobberdogs"
After determining that your dog can be registered, here are the next steps:
1. Choose your Breeding Kennel Name. As you make your decision on what to name your program, check the ALCA Breeder's list. You may not have a Kennel name that can to be confused with another kennel.
2. Click on the Membership tab above and choose New Breeder/Kennel Name application. Complete the application and submit that along with the required fee.
3. All ALD breeding stock must be registered. To do so, go to the Membership tab at the top of the website,
choose Individual Dog Registration. Complete the application for each dog being registered and submit the application along with the registration fee. Your new breeder dog must carry the name of the "Whelping Kennel and then the call name you desire."
4. Go to the Membership tab and select Member Application. Follow the prompts and submit the Breeder Code of Ethics.
5. Scan and email the following documents to the Australianlabradoodleclub@gmail.com.
A signed pedigree for your dog(s) from the original owner (Be sure to include the d.o.b.) If the dog is already registered with the ALCA, submit a Transfer of Ownership form along with the $10 Transfer fee.
If your dog came from an ALCA Breeder Member, you will have received a Litter Registration document at the time of purchase. You must have this filled out and signed by the whelping breeder and yourself, and emailed to the Registrar.
Your dog(s) must have passed the following required tests
. All test must be submitted with your membership passing test results must be submitted to the Registrar.
REQUIRED HEALTH TESTING
Before a dog can be registered and bred under the ALCA standards, the following test must be successfully completed.
Parentage: Any dual sired litter can only be registered with the appropriate DNA testing. This testing must include all offspring and all parents.
Hip and Elbow Testing (OFA, eVet Diagnostics, PennHIP, or AVA accepted, only)
Orthopedic Foundation of America Patellar Luxation Form - (Form available on OFA website @ https://www.ofa.org/veterinarian/application-forms )
Orthopedic Foundation of America Congenital Cardiac (Form available on OFA website @ https://www.ofa.org/veterinarian/application-forms )
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (prcd/PRA)
Von Willebrand Disease
Along with health testing you must include:
A copy of your puppy sale contract and guarantee, which includes a 24-month (minimum) health warranty.
A copy of your puppy care instructions that you provide to puppy families
Important! All of the health tests must be taken and passed BEFORE the breeding of any dog.
Once all the applications, fees, pedigrees and paperwork are submitted, the Registrar will contact you with your official welcome to the ALCA!
You are now a Breeder Member! Your dog(s) are registered, your website is up and running with your ALCA logo, and you are planning your first litter. Congratulations! But where do you go from here?
Additional Breeder Instruction & Recommendations:
Breeders must strictly adhere to the grading system established by the ALCA.
All Australian Labradoodle's must be bred to Australian Labradoodle's.
Anyone providing stud service must demonstrate the knowledge to do so.
When possible, a male dog should have a natural breeding prior to Artificial Insemination (AI).
The recommended inbreeding co-efficient should be 8% or less to retain heritage and traits or under 5% for more closely unrelated statistics.
The suggested breeding age: Dams not before 16 months of age.
- *The Dam of the litter must be previously registered with the ALCA.
- *The Sire of the litter does not need to be registered, but all health clearances must be
submitted to the Registrar, and the Sire must meet pedigree requirements for ALCA
- * Every litter is required to be registered within 30 days of whelp date. A late registration will
incur a late fee of $20.00. Go to "Application" tab, fill out Litter Registration and submit that
with your payment.
- *ALCA litter registration number must be displayed next to the photo of your litter as soon as
you receive the number from the Registrar.
- *If you don't advertise your litters on your site, you must still list the litter registration number
on your "Puppy" page.
- *The individual puppy’s registration paper must be provided to the new family.
ALCA requires that spay/neuter all pups that are sold as companion family members, allowing for exception where the breeder agrees to work under contract with the pet buyer to have a time limit of 6 months of age for spay/neuter and documentation provided by the vet surgeon confirming that the pet has been spay/neutered within the time frame allowed under contract. Upon receipt of such documentation, breeder will then provide the pet owner with documents, including pedigree and registration form.
ALCA has made the early spay/neuter requirement as a necessary step to provide for the firm future of the Australian Labradoodle. It is also in the interest of each breeder member to protect their breeding program. By requiring that all pets are spay/neutered prior to breeding age, we eliminate the risk of unwanted pregnancies and unwanted and unregistered offspring.
. In the event puppy is not spay/neutered prior to leaving the breeder's facility, the breeder must provide a contract stating the spay or neuter surgery must be completed no later than the pet reaching six months of age. As part of the contract. breeder will furnish document for verification of spay/neuter. This confirmation form becomes a part of your contract and is available by request - just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly get this to you. The new owner must give the vet providing the spay/neuter surgery the confirmation form which verifies the date of surgery. This form must be returned to the breeder by the vet, at which time the breeder will furnish the new owner with transfer of ownership documents and pedigree for their records. Pet puppies may not be registered by the new owner until such time as the spay/neuter takes place and is documented. Breeder must maintain the signed form in their records and submit to ALCA upon request.
There are certain items you need to have displayed on your site. Breeder member sites are regularly monitored to ensure compliance. This helps us all contribute to the high standards of excellence to which we hold our breeders, and our club.
-*All photos shown on your website must belong to you, or you must have written permission
from the owner to display the photo on your website with acknowledgement such as "photo
courtesy of Long Ago Labradoodles".
- *All breeding dogs must be pictured on your site with their registered name in full, including
whelping breeder's prefix, along with the ALCA registration number or the ALCA Certified
Australian Labradoodle logo provided for qualifying dogs. Any dog not eligible for ALCA
registration must show "Does not qualify for registration due to____"; clearly stating the reason
on your site.
- *If a breeding dog is not old enough to have received and passed the required health testing,
and therefore is not yet registered, you must display "Registration pending upon completion
and passing of health testing" next to the dog's photo.
- *All litters should be pictured, along with their litter registration number, or "ALCA registration
pending”. Even if the litters are not pictured on your site, the registration numbers must be
listed on your "Puppy" page as soon as they are received from the Registrar.
- *Only the current year's ALCA logo must be displayed; no logos from previous years
can remain on your site. Any outdated logos must be removed as soon as the current one
The Board of Directors warmly welcomes you! If you have questions for us at any time, please see the Board Members’ page for contact information. We are glad to help and hope you enjoy your association with the Australian Labradoodle Club of America.
*The Dam of the litter must be previously registered with the ALCA.
* The Sire of the litter does not need to be registered, but all health clearances must be submitted to the Registrar, and the Sire must meet pedigree requirements for ALCA registration.
* Every litter is required to be registered within 30 days of whelp date. A late registration will incur a late fee of $20.00. Go to "Application" tab, fill out Litter Registration and submit that with your payment.
*ALCA litter registration number must be displayed next to the photo of your litter as soon as you receive the number from the Registrar.
*If you don't advertise your litters on your site, you must still list the litter registration number on your "Puppy" page.
*The individual puppy’s registration paper must be provided to the new family.