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Star Rewards Program

Health and Development

WALA is dedicated to the continuing health, genetic diversity, longevity, and well-being of the Australian Labradoodle. We emphasize ethics and integrity in breeding. We value testing for genetic diseases and acknowledge the varied paths our breeders choose to focus on to provide an optimal foundation for puppies. WALA is dedicated to research through science, data and the importance of genetic diversity.

The Star Rewards Program is one way WALA shows commitment to our vision. The principles on which WALA was founded are reflected here. Each proven breeding dog in a member’s program is required to meet the disease screening requirements.

We encourage every WALA breeder to apply!

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WALA breeders in good standing will display the above WALA logo on their website and advertising material. Each logo includes program name, member number, and expiration date of membership.

Accredited STAR Breeder
Three STARS
 
This level is achieved by meeting these basic testing requirements that must be performed before registering a litter with WALA.

 

One STAR: Passing Certification for Hips

One STAR: Passing Certification for Elbows

One STAR: DNA Identity Profile

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The Champion STAR Breeder and All STAR Breeder Shield levels are optional rewards that may be achieved by meeting additional STAR requirements. 
Awarding the Champion STAR Breeder or All STAR Breeder Shield is based upon the merits submitted by the WALA Member Breeder for their "proven" breeding dogs in their program, meaning they have had a litter registered. 
Champion STAR Breeder
Six STARS
This includes the three STARS achieved from the Accredited STAR Breeder level, and also:

 

One STAR: EIC and PRA/prcd (Cleared by Parentage acceptable for one generation)

One STAR: OFA, CAER, ECVO, SSVO, or BVA Ophthalmologist Examination 

One STAR: Breeder’s choice from the STAR List

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All STAR Breeder
Eight STARS
This includes the six STARS achieved from the Champion STAR Breeder level, and also:

One STAR: Breeder’s choice from the STAR List

One STAR: Breeder’s choice from the STAR List

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STAR List

These are optional elective qualifications to select from
for the Champion and All STAR Breeder levels.

One STAR: Patellar Evaluation  (Preliminary or final examination of Normal/Clear over the age of four months.)

 

One STAR: OFA, CAER, ECVO, SSVO, or BVA Ophthalmologist Examination every 18 months (by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist)

 

One STAR: Five or more years experience breeding Labradoodles

 

One STAR: Extended Genetics Disease Panel (See Notes below for list of accepted labs. More panel information coming soon)

 

One STAR: Participation in professional development for 6 hours every 12 months

 

One STAR: Cardiac Evaluation.(Preliminary or final examination of Normal/Clear over the age of four months.)

 

One STAR: Breeder's program has produced at minimum five therapy/service dogs

One STAR: I use Avidog method of puppy rearing (includes ENS and ESI) or Puppy Culture method (which includes ENS).

One STAR: I temperament test my puppies using a proven temperament testing tool such as APET or Volhard, with the test being performed by an independent evaluator.