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Accredited Breeder Requirements:

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.  

There are some 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.

  • In order to qualify as an Authentic Australian Labradoodle, there can be NO infusions of any kind, in your pedigree after 2011. Every generation should indicate Australian Labradoodle for the sire and dam, or, the infusion had to have occurred prior to 2011.

So you are now ready to register your dog(s).  What are next steps?

When purchasing a dog from a breeder make sure it is registerable with the ALCA.  When the  ALCA registers a dog it is also acknowledging that the dog is not only registerable, but has also met all requirements for health testing prior to registration.  

       

Please check with us before you purchase a breeding dog or before you use a non ALCA stud to make sure that the dog is in fact registrable with our club.  We will be looking at lineage and health testing very carefully. 

REQUIRED HEALTH TESTING 

Before a dog can be registered and bred under the ALCA standards, the following tests must be successfully completed.

  •       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)

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Exercise-Induced Collapse

  • Von Willebrand Disease

  • Improper Coat/Furnishings

  • Parentage:  Any dual sired litter can only be registered with the appropriate DNA testing.  This testing must include all offspring and all parents.

  • Cleared by Parentage is no longer acceptable for the purposes of health testing or dog/litter registration.

 

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.

  • Merle-coated Labradoodles

  • Labradoodles with a new infusion of ANY breed

  • Wheaton Infusions or "Cobberdogs"

So your dog can be registered.  AWESOME! Follow steps 1 thru 5 below:

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.

2Click 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 pass all required test.

  • All test results must be submitted with your membership to the Registrar.

 

REQUIRED HEALTH TESTING

Before a dog can be registered and bred under the ALCA standards, the following tests must be successfully completed.

  •       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)

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Exercise-Induced Collapse

  • Von Willebrand Disease

  • Improper Coat/Furnishings

  • Parentage:  Any dual sired litter can only be registered with the appropriate DNA testing.  This testing must include all offspring and all parents.

  • Cleared by Parentage is no longer acceptable for the purposes of health testing or dog/litter registration.

Along with health testing you must include:

 

  • A copy of your puppy sales 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  breeding program and the first litter.  Congratulations!  

Additional Breeder Tips & Recommendations:

  • Contracts for every interaction with another breeder should always be obtained.

  • When in doubt, contact the club registrar via the email address: Australianlabradoodleclub@gmail.com

  • When possible, a male dog should have a natural breeding prior to Artificial Insemination (AI).

  • The recommended inbreeding co-efficient is 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
      registration.

Website Requirements:

There are certain items you should 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 strive as the Premier Australian Labradoodle 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.

  • Any dog not eligible for ALCA registration must show "Does not qualify for registration with the ALCA."

  • All litters should be pictured along with their litter registration number or the statement, "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 ALCA Club logo may be displayed on your website. Expired logos from previous years give a false impression of current affiliation. 

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 individual puppy’s registration paper must be provided to the new family.

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