What is the ALAA?
The ALAA is the Australian Labradoodle Association of America. It is the oldest registry for Australian Labradoodles in America. The ALAA holds its breeders to a very high standard for health testing, puppy care and health guarantees.
Our dogs come from the original Australian bloodlines of Rutland Manor and Teagan Park. We started our breeding program with the best bloodlines to ensure we would be producing the most beautiful, intelligent, trainable and lovable dogs possible. We are grateful for the guidance we had when we started and we continue to improve the way we do things through training and education over more than 15 years. It is our dedication to excellence in the way we raise our precious dogs and train them that sets Texas Labradoodles apart.
Texas Labradoodles’ Mission
Breeding healthy, well-socialized, smart and friendly dogs is our priority. We begin this process with the very best Australian Labradoodle bloodlines and a multitude of genetic tests to ensure we are breeding the healthiest dogs possible.
Texas Labradoodles Health Testing
The ALAA requires health testing which includes that all dogs must have a minimum of a passing hip test score and elbow score. In addition to hips and elbow testing, our dogs are also tested for Degenerative Myelopathy, Exercise-Induced Collapse, Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, Progressive Retinol Atrophy, Cone-Rod Dystrophy 4, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Von Willebrand Disease I, Improper Coat and have eye exams yearly.
Clearing our dogs for potential diseases not only ensures that our dogs do not have these issues prior to breeding, it also ensures that we will never produce puppies that could have these diseases. The hip and elbow testing does not guarantee that puppies will never have hip dysplasia, but it is the best method that we have to prevent producing puppies with genetic hip issues. Hip problems are often caused be environmental factors, but culling puppies for breeding purposes helps to reduce the risk of breeding bad confirmation.
Temperament, coat and trainability for different types of disciplines are key in our breeding program. Creating perfect family members, guide dogs, therapy dogs and best friends begins with breeding the perfect parents. Years of care and experience have made us experts at accomplishing high standards set by the ALAA and our own personal goals for our dogs.
We know that a Texas Labradoodles bred dog is the finest of our wonderful breed and we are so proud to have produced such wonderful companions and working dogs. Please see our references page for more stories and letters from our families.