The ALA believes strongly in the benefits of Early Spay and Neuter (ES&N) for the Australian Labradoodle Breed and therefore has made it one of the requirements in our Breeders Code of Ethics.

ES&N has been done

with the Australian Labradoodle since the association formed in 1998. Not only does the ALA support and practice ES&N but also your local RSPCA/Animal Humane Societies encourage this practice. These animal rescue organizations have been taking in unwanted litters and early spay and neutering young puppies before they go to new homes for several years now with a high success rate. .

ES&N not only protects the buyer
of an unwanted litter and your puppy of possible cancers related to dogs being left entire but it is also a way to protect the development of the Australian Labradoodle Breed for future generations to enjoy. By requiring our breeders to desex pet quality puppies we are making our breeders responsible for only selecting the very best Australian Labradoodles to leave entire and breed on from.

Because of this the breed
has and continues to develop with only the very top quality dogs able to continue in the development of the breed. We believe that one of the reasons the Australian Labradoodle has had such worldwide success can be attributed to the desexing of pet quality puppies. Because of this the continued development of the breed over the past 15+ years has been through top quality stock being used by reputable breeders.

We believe that through signing
our Breeders Code of Ethics, which requires ES&N, our breeders are demonstrating their dedication to the Australian Labradoodle Breed and it's well-being for the future. Our Accredited Breeders are willing to incurring the extra expense of ES&N because they believe this is the best way to ensure the very best future and development of the Australian Labradoodle breed.

Many breeds in the past
that have become popular have had inexperienced breeders or puppy mills start breeding dogs who are not breeding quality to fulfill the public demand. What this has done is created a large number of dogs for the demand but at the expense of the breed itself and the families receiving those puppies. The results are devastating with a large increase of genetic defects and unstable temperaments which arise due to non-breedingquality dogs being bred on by breeders who are inexperienced and make bad breeding choices.