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ALCA - BREEDERS CODE OF ETHICS
Love and respect for the Australian Labradoodle and its careful development are inherent in the membership of the Australian Labradoodle Club of America. Therefore all members agree to foster the goals outlined in the Code of Ethics.
I will ensure that all dogs in my keeping will have all physical and emotional needs met. This will include:
• Appropriate food, water, shelter (clean space and appropriate temperatures)
• Protection from bodily harm
• Human contact
• Appropriate stimulation
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 my ability.
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 before 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, nor place any dogs in Animal Shelters, but will be committed to finding a safe and secure home for all dogs and puppies that leave my facility.
I will spay/neuter all pups that are sold as companion family members. As part of the contract, the breeder will furnish documents for verification of spay/neuter.
In the event puppy is not spayed/neutered before 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. 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 the transfer of ownership documents and pedigree for their records. Pet puppies may not be registered by the new owner until the spay/neuter takes place and is documented. The breeder must maintain the signed form in their records and submit to ALCA upon request.
I will tattoo and/or microchip any puppy sold for breeding before 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 to the families, and a copy to the ALCA, written details of dietary needs, training, grooming, and veterinary care for all families.
I will provide ALCA a written copy of my contract and guarantee.
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 to any Officer or Board of Directors, any serious situation that is detrimental to the breed or is inconsistent with the ALCA principles.
Any member seeking to impair the reputation of a member, whether by name or not, to impair the reputation of a particular dog, or another's breeding program shall be subject to immediate expulsion from membership.
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 and follow this Code of Ethics.
Registered Kennel Name ___________________________
Received by ALCA Date: _____________________________
By signing this Code of Ethics, this document becomes a part of the Breeders Application for
Membership to the Australian Labradoodle Club of America.