To promote and protect the interest of the Australian Labradoodle, and to unite the Australian Labradoodle breeders in America in an organized club, supporting and having fellowship with one another. ALCA strives to provide information, education and mentorship to current and future owners, enthusiasts, and breeders of the true Australian Labradoodle in America.
Australian Labradoodle Club of America provides top-notch support and fellowship to the Australian Labradoodle Breeders in America. Through our love, experience, and dedication to the Australian Labradoodle breed, the Australian Labradoodle Club of America members are committed to joining together in our efforts to assure a firm future for the Australian Labradoodle.
The AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE CLUB OF AMERICA was formed by Gail Widman of Whispering Winds Australian Labradoodles, for the breeders of the Australian Labradoodle in America as the “Parent Club” striving toward “purebred” recognition of the breed. We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of the Australian Labradoodle by upholding the Breed Standards and maintaining the integrity of the breed as established by the breed developers in Australia. Our goal for the future is to always strive for excellence in our breeding practices in order to maintain the integrity of the breed and protect the Australian Labradoodle now and into the future. International membership is welcome.
ALCA was founded in 2005 with the future of the Australian Labradoodle and the American breeders in mind. The format of the Club is in keeping with the structure and standards set forth by The American Kennel Club (AKC).
About the original Australian Labradoodle
The Australian Labradoodle Club of America was formed in 2005 as a non-profit organization serving the breeders, owners and enthusiasts of the originalAustralian Labradoodle. As such, ALCA Certifies only the Original Australian Labradoodle, allowing only one Poodle infusion within three generations and does not allow any Wheaton Terrier infusion nor recognize any name other than Australian Labradoodle.
WHAT IS AN ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE?
The Australian Labradoodle is different from all other labradoodles.
In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, whereby the Australian dogs are also know as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles.
Then, in the late 1980's, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of their Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition.
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles such as first generation Lab/Poodle crosses, or first generation crosses bred back to Poodles. Even when the other types of Labradoodles are bred on for generations, the result is not an Australian Labradoodle, as the attributes of the infused breeds were not included in their ancestry.
The Australian Labradoodle Club of America was founded exclusively to foster and protect the original Australian Labradoodles that have come directly from Tegan Park and Rutland Manor breeding stock, or their offspring. Our mission is to maintain and improve the quality and soundness of the Australian Labradoodles, and to carefully monitor the further development of the breed. All member breeders are carefully screened to help ensure the future of the Australian Labradoodle. Our member breeders must breed to the highest standards. We have Breeder Mentors to assist member breeders and to help new breeders get off to a good start.
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We wish to acknowledge and thank the following Officers and Board of Directors for volunteering their time and efforts and for their dedication to the success of the Australian Labradoodle Club Of America and the Australian Labradoodle breed.
For members interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please complete the application at link below:
We currently are working on filling this position