ALCA CODE OF ETHICS
I will ensure that all dogs in my keeping will have all physical and
emotional needs met.
This will include:
food, water, shelter (clean space and appropriate temperatures)
from bodily harm
All dogs in my care will receive Veterinary care and
I will maintain accurate records of all care.
All dogs will be supervised for safety to the best of
I will agree to an audit by an ALCA Board Member including
home/kennel inspection should this ever be requested
by the board.
I agree to test all dogs for genetic diseases relevant
to the breed prior to breeding, and will clearly state
what testing has been done.
I will not sell or trade with any commercial animal
wholesalers or retail pet dealers.
I will spay/neuter all pups that are sold as companion
I will tattoo and/or microchip any puppy sold for breeding
prior to them leaving my care.
I will register all litters and breeding dogs with the
ALCA before the pups are 16 weeks of age.
I will provide written details of dietary needs, training,
grooming and veterinary care to all buyers as
well as a copy to the ALCA.
I will provide ALCA a written copy of my contract and
I will keep accurate breeding records, registration
papers and pedigrees.
I will be available to buyers for whatever advice, reasonable
aid or assistance they may need for the life of the dog. ALCA
breeder members shall help and support their fellow members
in fulfilling this obligation.
A member shall not defame another member nor seek to
impair a members' reputation, provided, however, a member
shall report any serious situation this is detrimental
to the breed or is inconsistent with the ALCA principles.
As a Breeder Member of the ALCA, I will breed toward
the Breed Standard as set by the ALCA for the future
development and protection of the Australian Labradoodle.
IALA CODE OF ETHICS
IALA is a Global Organization consisting of independent
Regional Sister Associations each operating under the
guidance of their own individual Code of Ethics and
Elected Officers. The IALA is a global body of Sister
Associations working together guided by high standards
and ethical behavior in breeding.
individual Regional Sister Associations include
• ALAA (Australian
Labradoodle Association of America), previously
known as the ILA, representing the United States
and Canada ALAA Code of Ethics
• ALA (Australian
Labradoodle Association), previously known as the
LAA, representing Australia, Europe, Asia and
Zealand ALA Code of Ethics
ALAA CODE OF ETHICS
consideration of the ALAA electing me/us to its Accredited
Breeders membership under the ALAA Sister Association
group, and approval of that renewal, I pledge to the
- I shall at all times ensure all dogs under my control
are properly housed, fed, watered, exercised and receive
Veterinary care when required.
- I have never had my membership revoked or suspended
by a Canine Association or if so, have provided with
this application the details relating to such an incident.
- I will refer to fellow breeders and their animals
truthfully and respectfully at all times.
- I will register my kennel and dogs with State and
Local Registry Boards, yearly, if applicable based
on my conditions**
- I agree to a kennel inspection and audit if requested
by my ALAA Sister Association Executive Officer or
their regional representatives.
- I shall breed with the soundness of the Labradoodle
or Australian Labradoodle in mind and agree to test
all breeding stock for hip dysplasia before any of
their entire (non spay/neutered) offspring leave my
premises. I shall not breed with a dog diagnosed with
- I will not sell or trade my dog/s to any commercial
animal wholesalers or retail pet dealers/traders
- I shall not sell or dispose of a puppy under the
age of 8 weeks. I will wean, desex OR place under a
spay/neuter contract non-breeding puppy/s, and vaccinate
puppy/s between the age of 6-8 weeks, thus allowing
the necessary 10 to 14 days for the vaccinations to
- I shall use a permanent form of identification, either
tattoo or microchip, on all puppies I sell or trade.
- I shall DNA all breeding stock no later than 12 months
of age. Selected DNA centers have been made available
in each country under the IALA Sister Associations.
If DNA has not been submitted to the selected DNA center
but done elsewhere, and parentage is ever in question
it is the responsibility of the breeder to submit further
DNA samples to the selected IALA Sister Association
- I shall submit litter recordings to the appropriate
IALA Sister Association for all litters bred by me
no later than 12 weeks from the litters DOB.
- I shall ensure to the best of my ability that all
persons acquiring dogs from me clearly understand their
responsibility for the care and welfare of the animal,
and have made the necessary preparations for the keeping
of the dog.
- I shall help educate potential purchasers regarding
responsible dog ownership and offer to take back any
dog bred by me for re-homing if unwanted for any reason
at any time by the purchaser, or help the owner to
find a new home for the dog if not urgent.
- I shall provide to the purchasers written details
of dietary, training and veterinary care and/or an
- I shall not misrepresent the qualities of the Labradoodle
or Australian Labradoodle including any guarantee of
allergy friendliness and if any dog bred by me is sold
on the understanding that it will not affect a person’s
allergies and it does do so, then I will take back
the dog and refund the purchaser’s purchase price,
less my costs.
- I will breed the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle
responsibly and keep proper records of my breeding
stocks offspring, as much as possible, with any genetic
defects I might be notified of noted in my records.
If I am made aware that a mating that I have done has
produced a puppy with a life inhibiting genetic defect
I will rearrange my breeding program to reflect responsible
breeding to avoid future mating with that breeding
pair to each other.
- I shall supply all persons purchasing dog/s bred
by me a copy of my guarantee and a copy to the appropriate
IALA Sister Association, for no less that 2 years of
age or more against any life inhibiting genetic defect
with a puppy replacement, refund, and/or moral support
provided. The IALA Sister Associations realize the
extent of each breeders guarantee will be individually
different, but we do require that all buyers know what
your guarantee as an IALA Sister Association Breeder
is before any booking/deposit/purchase has been made.
- I am aware that it is a criminal act to use the IALA
or IALA Sister Association Banners if I am not accredited
or if I am suspended or pending suspension.
- I shall follow all laws pertaining to the care and
keeping of dogs in my state and county.
- I shall obtain confirmation when a dog or puppy is
given as a gift or donation to families, that the recipient
is willing to accept the dog and able to provide appropriate
- I shall not purposely breed from any bitch kept by
causing it to be mated before it is twelve months of
age or after six years of age.
- Any member suspended, voluntarily removing themselves
or being requested to leave the IALA, or IALA Sister
Associations must have 100% IALA Sister Association
officer vote approval before reinstatement in addition
to fulfilling all requirements for membership.
- I shall obtain written approval of my IALA Sister
Association for any variation to this code of ethics
specific to my program. Exemptions should be emailed
to your IALA Sister Association Secretary and will
be reviewed by your IALA Sister Association Quality
* Hip testing must be submitted to the ALAA Registrar by September
1, 2006. **not applicable under certain state and local requirements
based on the number of dogs, or income produced, not applicable in
Canada. If a kennel license is not applicable, available or required
a IALA/ALAA inspection is mandatory
prior to May 2006
- Ensure that at all times all dogs under my control
are properly housed, fed, watered, exercised and receive
proper veterinary attention, if and when required.
- Not allow any dogs under my care to roam at large
and when away from home ensure they are kept fully
leashed, or under effective control, at all times.
- Breed only for the purpose of providing dogs which
truly reflect the hallmarks of the Labradoodle and
Australian Labradoodle which are; soundness of mind/body
and allergy-friendly and non shedding coats
- Not breed from any bitch kept by causing it to be
mated before it is twelve months of age.
- Not sell or otherwise transfer any puppy under eight
weeks of age.
- Ensure appropriate vaccines for age and location
will be given prior to leaving the member's premises
taking into account the necessary number of days for
the vaccine to take affect.
- Educate and provide written details to all persons
acquiring dogs with written guidelines re their responsibility
for the emotional well being and physical care of the
- Provide to all those acquiring dogs from me written
details of all dietary and immunisation requirements
appropriate for location and age.
- Not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail
pet dealers, or directly or indirectly to allow a dog
to be given as a prize or donation in a contest of
- Obtain confirmation when a dog or puppy is given
as a gift or donation to families with special needs,
that the recipient is willing to accept the dog and
able to provide appropriate care.
- Not knowingly misrepresent the coat-type, allergenic
properties of the dog, nor falsely advertise, or mislead
any person regarding the specific characteristics of
- Ensure when selling or transferring a dog to another
person that documents as required by ILA Rules or Regulations
will be provided to the purchaser or transferee.
Any member failing to observe any provisions of the
Code of Ethics may be subject to ILA disciplinary action
including, but not limited to, removal from the Register
and disqualification from membership (without refund
of monies paid).