Choosing an Australian Labradoodle Breeder in the UK
Updated: Mar 3, 2022
I know that it can feel like a minefield to find a breeder particularly if you don't know enough info.
There is no official UK breeders list organisation or association. Its really down to what you are looking for in a breeder. There is The Official Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA) and the Australian Labradoodle Association of America .
UK Groups Clubs, Organisations and Associations are just groups of breeders whom have come together. You really need to decide what is important to you.
*Health Testing They should have their health test Certificates to show you.
Hip scored by the BVA, AVA, OFA or Pennhip and
Elbow scored by the BVA. They will undergo
Eye testing tests for the following inherited eye diseases:
MRD – Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia
TRD – Total Retinal Dysplasia
GPRA – Generalised Progressive Retinal Atrophy
CPRA – Central Progressive Retinal Atrophy
DNA Tests - VWD (Von Willebrand )
DNA Tests - PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
DNA Test - DM (Degenerative Myelopathy)
DNA Test - IC (Improper Coat)
DNA Test - EIC (Exercise-induced Collapse) .Some breeder do full DNA screening.........
*Ethics. Look at the Ethics on your breeder website, compare it to the World Wide Australian Labradoodle Association WALA.......
*Pedigrees.. Ask about Pedigrees and lines. How many generations are their Australian Labradoodles are there recent infusions of the parent breeds? If so how many and how long ago. You really want an Australian Labradoodle with at least 4 generations or more. Some lines go back to the first Australian Labradoodles created.
There is no official list or Uk Association or clubs that you must go to to find your ideal Breeder. Its really down to you to learn as much as you can and to interview your breeder. Likewise a good breeder will have an in depth questionnaire for you too.