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Breeding Ethically

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As a member of the ALA, there are high standards that I am obliged to abide by. These standards ensure ethical breeding of a high quality is taking place, and that all the dogs are well cared for and healthy.

Health Testing


The ALA has endorsed a comprehensive health-screening program. Breeders use the results to guide their breeding strategies. Potential breeding dogs are tested for the following genetically inheritable diseases, as well as a full Labradoodle profile of various additional tests through Orivet.

  1. PRA-prcd

  2. Cystinuria

  3. Centronuclear Myopathy

  4. Exercise Induced Collapse

  5. Myotubuular Myopathy X Linked

  6. Neonatal Encephalopathy

  7. Von willebrands disease Type I

  8. Degenerative Myelopathy

  9. Autosomal Hereditary Recessive Nephropathy

  10. Phosphofructokinase Deficiency

PennHip and CHEDs are our preferred methods at West Side Labradoodles for hip and elbow assessments. Any dog that does not achieve the 'pass' results set by the ALA will be excluded from our breeding program. This is to ensure we do everything in our power to prevent hip and elbow dysplasia. 

Puppy Program (0-8 weeks)

ALA (Australian Labradoodle Association) Member

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