Code of Ethics

_JHW2519-EditI shall at all times ensure all dogs under my control are properly housed, fed, watered, exercised and receive Veterinary care when required.

I shall breed with the soundness of the Australian Labradoodle in mind and agree to test all breeding stock for hip dysplasia.

I will not sell or trade my dog/s to any commercial animal wholesalers or retail pet dealers/traders.

I shall not sell or dispose of a puppy under the age of 8 weeks. I will wean, desex non-breeding puppy/s.

I shall use a permanent form of identification, either tattoo or microchip, on all puppies I sell or trade.

I shall ensure to the best of my ability that all persons acquiring dogs from me clearly understand their responsibility for the care and welfare of the animal, and have made the necessary preparations for the keeping of the dog.

I shall help educate potential purchasers regarding responsible dog ownership and offer to take back any dog bred by me for re-homing if unwanted for any reason at any time by the purchaser, or help the owner to find a new home for the dog if not urgent.

I shall provide to the purchasers written details of dietary, training and veterinary care and/or an appropriate publication.

I shall not misrepresent the qualities of the Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle including any guarantee of allergy friendliness and if any dog bred by me is sold on the understanding that it will not affect a person’s allergies and it does do so, then I will take back the dog and refund the purchaser’s purchase price, less my costs.

I will breed the Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodle responsibly and keep proper records of my breeding stocks offspring, as much as possible, with any genetic defects I might be notified of noted in my records. If I am made aware that a mating that I have done has produced a puppy with a life inhibiting genetic defect I will rearrange my breeding program to reflect responsible breeding to avoid future mating with that breeding pair to each other.

I shall follow all laws pertaining to the care and keeping of dogs in my state and county.

I shall not purposely breed from any bitch kept by causing it to be mated before it is twelve months of age or after six years of age.

Protect the future of the Australian Labradoodle.

Promote and protect the future of the Australian Labradoodle.

Sustain and improve the health of the Australian Labradoodle