We are proud to be a member of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America
The Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) protects the welfare of the breed. The organization
promotes responsible dog companionship by cataloguing helpful information about the breeds and by offering networking services to breeders and owners.
The ALAA manages the largest database of Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles in the
world, with vital statistics for nearly 20,000 dogs and ancestral information for more than 25,000 dogs.
It brings the ALAA great pride that the hard work, dedication and commitment to Health Testing brings recognition to the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle as a breed! Never in
the history of dog breed development has such an honor been bestowed on breed club.
The OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Board of Directors has approved a separate
breed code for Labradoodles (LD). If the dog is registered with the ALAA, OFA forms may be submitted with the ALAA registration # and the breed code of “LD”, to be registered in the OFA
category of “Labradoodle” instead of in the “Hybrid” category.
According to Eddie Dziuk of the OFA:
“The club registration criteria for registering dogs as Labradoodles is a response to the commitment to health demonstrated by the club not only in its strong code of ethics requiring health
screening, but also in response to the club members’ demonstrated use of OFA evaluations.”
Additionally,OPTIGEN (service company established to provide DNA based diagnoses and information about inherited
diseases of dogs) has also agreed to give Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle their own categories. ALAA Members may notify Optigen of dogs already tested, their test
numbers, and which category they should be in and those dogs will be transferred into the new
The site of ALAA (click on the logo above) also serves as a resource for breeders and pet owners, with a variety of information about Labradoodle traits, breed distinctions, best
practices, dog care and more. Read about the ALAA’s interesting beginning and learn more about the commitment to the health and future of these dogs!
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