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Australian Labradoodle Club of America
Breed Club of the Original Australian Labradoodle
Furthering the interest of the Australian Labradoodle in America

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ALCA - BREEDERS CODE OF ETHICS

Love and respect for the Australian Labradoodle and its careful development is inherent in the

membership of the Australian Labradoodle Club of America. Therefore all members agree to

foster the goals set forth 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)

• Exercise

• 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 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, nor place any dogs in Animal Shelters, but will be

committed to find 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. In the event puppy is not

spay/neutered prior to 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. As part of the contract breeder will furnish document for verification of

spay/neuter. 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 transfer of

ownership documents and pedigree for their records. Pet puppies may not be registered by

the new owner until such time as the spay/neuter takes place and is documented. 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 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 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.

Signed: __________________________

Registered Kennel Name ___________________________Dated: ______________________

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.

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