Becoming a member of WALA

To become a WALA Member Breeder you must first meet the following requirements:

  1. Own at least one intact Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle.

  2. Choose a kennel breeding program name or submit your current program name. A kennel name is the name you will use as a prefix to register all of your breeding dogs, such as "Shadow Creek," so your dog Maggie will be registered with the name Shadow Creek Maggie. Kennel program names cannot have all or a main component part of another registered kennel name.

  3. Read our Code of Ethics.

  4. Read our Rules and Regulations.

  5. Read the WALA Bylaws

  6. Fill out Membership Application

  7. Submit a copy of your Sales Contract and Health Guarantee and your website URL.

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Steps to become a member of WALA
  1. Read information on our website and make sure our vision aligns with your goals.

  2. Read Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations and WALA Bylaws

  3. Accumulate all health testing and information on your dog(s).

  4. Fill out a New Breeder Membership Application.

  5. WALA registrar will contact you after receiving your application.

  6. Submit all information on your dogs.

  7. Registrar will notify you of membership acceptance to WALA status.

  8. After notice of membership acceptance, make "New Membership" Payment.

  9. Receive WALA Member number and logos for your website and access to WALA Registry.

WALA  Membership

Health and DNA Profile Requirements

Hips

WALA Member Breeders are required to submit a Hip Clearance from one of the three options listed below, prior to mating that dog.

 

  1. OFA preliminary or final result of Excellent, Good, or Fair, over the age of four months. (WALA will also accept BVA or FCI results that have been converted to OFA scoring.)

  2. PennHip .7 or better at any age over 16 weeks.

  3. Dr. Wallace, eVet Diagnostics, preliminary report of Excellent, Good or Fair over the age of four months. 

 

Elbows

WALA Member Breeders are required to submit an Elbow Clearance from one of the two options listed below, prior to mating that dog.

 

  1. OFA preliminary or final report of Normal/Clear, over the age of four months. (WALA will also accept BVA or FCI results that have been converted to OFA scoring.)

  2. Dr. Wallace, eVet Diagnostics, preliminary report of Normal/Clear over the age of four months.

DNA Profile

WALA Member Breeders must DNA Profile all breeding stock prior to registering a litter. In instances where a dual sire is possible, parentage must be verified for each offspring through DNA Profile.

 

WALA will accept a DNA Profile from any OFA Approved Laboratory as well as any Laboratory accepted by other international breed associations (ALA, ALAA, ALCA, ALAEU, AKC, CKC [Candian Kennel Club]), including but not limited to Van Haeringen, Biofocus, Pet Genetics, and Genomia.

 

DNA Profile Exemptions:

  1. Stud Dogs that are retired or no longer living and are only available via frozen semen.

  2. Non-WALA Studs (outside stud use)

  3. All intact breeding dogs born before Jan. 1, 2018

*If parentage of any dog or puppy is questioned it will be the responsibility of the breeder questioning that parentage to submit DNA of their dog to the laboratory where the sire or dam was previously tested.

WALA Registration Requirements

Authenticated or Health Tested Registration Requirements

To support the WALA’s guiding goal in the careful development and betterment of our breed, dogs may receive a WALA registration number through meeting one of the following:

 

  • WALA Authenticated Registration Requirements

  • WALA Health Tested Registration Entry Requirements for Australian Labradoodles

 

WALA Member Breeders must identify all active breeding dogs on their website, including displaying the dog’s WALA number, and must not use their website to market non-registerable Labradoodles.

WALA Authenticated Registration Requirements

 

WALA will require that each dog being registered have both parents registered in the WALA registry or have a six generation pedigree submitted for authentication, along with appropriate fee. Dog must be fully traceable in the pedigrees for six generations in one of the WALA accepted clubs listed below.

 

  • Registered names and numbers must be provided for all Parent Breed Dogs contained in the 6- generation pedigree.

  • WALA accepted Clubs and Associations include, but are not limited to, the following (to be reviewed and updated periodically) – ALA, ALAA, ALCA, ALAEU, AKC, CKC (Canadian Kennel Club).

  • As dogs are entered into the WALA Database, and each dog will be registered according to the WALA Grading Scheme. Breeder Tools: Grading Scheme

WALA Health Tested Registration Entry Requirements

 

In support of the WALA’s mission of enhancing the temperament, health, coats and structure of the Australian Labradoodle breed, we have included a path to registration based on heath testing. This allows health tested dogs that don’t meet the authenticated registration requirements to be registered. These dogs are a value and strength to our breed, support the value of health testing, and will help increase genetic diversity. The following criteria must be met for a dog to qualify through the Health Testing path to registration:

 

  • Be a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle.

  • Any dogs in the six generation pedigree that are untraceable or unknown or do not have an official name or number, must be disclosed as unknown.

  • The unknown dog may not be closer than three generations, meaning it must be further back in the pedigree than a parent or grandparent to the dog being registered.

  • All dogs in the three generation pedigree are required to have hip and elbow testing. This includes the dog being registered, both sire and dam, and the four grandparents. 

  • The breeder/owner will also be required to submit test results for EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) and prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) on the dog being registered. Cleared by Parentage can be used by submitting the test results from both the sire and dam of the dog being registered.

  • The breeder/owner must submit a DNA Profile from an OFA Approved Laboratory or any Laboratory accepted by other international breed associations, (ALA, ALAA, ALCA, ALAEU, AKC, CKC [Candian Kennel Club]), including but not limited to Van Haeringen, Biofocus, Pet Genetics, and Genomia, at the time of registration for the dog being registered.

 

Any breeder, WALA or non-WALA, may submit a pedigree for verification to our WALA Registration Team for a fee. The pedigree should contain six generations of as many official names and numbers as possible. If a registration number cannot be authenticated in the research process, the health tested registration process will need to be followed. If you have any registration questions, please contact our WALA Registration Team: registration@wala-labradoodles.org

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