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Code of Ethics

Click HERE for a printable copy of the WALA Code of Ethics
Commitment to WALA Community
  • I will help and support my fellow members in fulfilling our mission of worldwide collaboration for the benefit of the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle Breeds.

  • I will mentor new breeders that purchase breeding stock from me.

  • I will speak truthfully and respectfully about fellow breeders and their animals at all times, whether verbally, in writing, or within any social media platform.

Commitment to Breed
  • I will breed with the soundness of the Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle in mind, breeding only animals that are in good health and who are physically and temperamentally sound.

  • I will respect basic principles related to maximizing genetic diversity to maintain the health of the breed.

  • I will commit to ongoing education about the Australian Labradoodle breed, including genetic diversity, positive training, inherited disease, desired temperament, and structure.

  • I will conform to the WALA required health testing and will only breed those animals who have test results that meet the minimum standards of the WALA.

  • I will maintain accurate breeding and litter records

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Commitment to Purchasers
  • I will not misrepresent the qualities of the Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle, including any guarantee of allergy-friendliness.

  • I will ensure that all pups and adults who are born or live with me will be properly cared for, vaccinated, wormed, and raised in a healthy environment where they are physically, mentally, and socially stimulated.

  • I will make every effort to ensure that my puppies and dogs are placed in homes free of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment.
    I will accurately represent the actual sire and dam of any puppies produced.

  • I will accurately represent the actual sire and dam of any puppies produced.

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Commitment to WALA Organization
  • I will respect this Code of Ethics and will attest to my compliance with the Code of Ethics on an annual basis as part of my membership renewal.

  • I will obtain written approval from the WALA if my program is to deviate from this Code of Ethics in any way.

  • I will act as an ambassador for our breed and the WALA.

All WALA Member Breeders are required to respect WALA Rules and Regulations and Code of Ethics as a condition of membership. In cases where the regional laws of the WALA Member Breeder's country of residence are in conflict with the WALA Rules and Regulations or Code of Ethics, these regional laws will supersede the WALA Rules and Regulations and Code of Ethics.

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