News Flash!! Breed Recognition by OFA and Optigen for Australian Labradoodles

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Doodler’s International
Official Newsletter of the International Australian Labradoodle Association, Inc.

LABRADOODLE CATEGORIES CREATED BY OFA AND OPTIGEN

Commitment to Health Testing Brings Recognition to Labradoodle Breed
Check out those hips!

The OFA Board of Directors has approved the following:

· Approval of a single new breed code for Labradoodles (LD)

· Only dogs indicating Labradoodle as the breed AND with a registration number from the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) or International Australian Labradoodle Association (IALA) would be registered under the new breed code.

· Applications indicating the breed as Labradoodle, but with a registration number from any other registering body or with no registration number would continue to be processed as Hybrids.

According to Eddie Dziuk of the OFA:

“The club registration criteria for registering dogs as Labradoodles is a response to the commitment to health demonstrated by the club not only in its strong code of ethics requiring health screening, but also in response to the club members’ demonstrated use of OFA evaluations.”

Additionally, OptiGen has also agreed to give Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle their own categories. ALAA Members need to notify Optigen of dogs already tested, their test numbers, and which category they should be in. You can email a formal request to move your dog to the appropriate category to: kate.earle@optigen.com

The International Australian Labradoodle Association (IALA) is a Global Group consisting of independent Regional Sister Associations each operating under the guidance of their own individual Code of Ethics and Elected Officers committed to the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle breed. The ALAA, Australian Labradoodle Association of America, is proud to be in the IALA representing the United States of America and Canada. The ALAA is a NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization and all our officers and committee members are elected volunteers.

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