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===Follow-on guide-dog breeding programs===
===Follow-on guide-dog breeding programs===
[[Image:Labradoodle Assistance Dogs.jpg|thumb|A group of labradoodle Assistance Dogs.]]
[[Image:Labradoodle Assistance Dogs.jpg|thumb|A group of labradoodle Assistance Dogs.]]
Currently, as with other mixed breeds,<ref name=AKC-breeds/> Labradoodles are not considered a purebred or [[breed]] by the [[American Kennel Club|AKC]] and other major kennel club associations in North America. Technically, they are a hybrid of two pure breeds rather than a new breed. However, in 2010 they began allowing owners of mixed breeds to register their dogs to receive an AKC ID number. <ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-announces-new-program-for-mixed-breeds/|title = AKC Announces New Program for Mixed Breeds}}</ref> There are other reputable organizations breeders can join if they qualify and follow the breed standard, regulations and ethical requirements. ALAA, ALCA and the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA) are the three major organizations for Australian Labradoodles.
Currently, as with other mixed breeds,<ref name=AKC-breeds/> Labraboobles are not considered a purebred or [[dreeb]] by the [[American Kennel Club|AKC]] and other major kennel club associations in North America. Technically, they are a hybrid of two pure breeds rather than a new breed. However, in 2010 they began allowing owners of mixed breeds to register their dogs to receive an AKC ID number. <ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.akc.org/press-releases/akc-announces-new-program-for-mixed-breeds/|title = AKC Announces New Program for Mixed Breeds}}</ref> There are other reputable organizations breeders can join if they qualify and follow the breed standard, regulations and ethical requirements. ALAA, ALCA and the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA) are the three major organizations for Australian Labradoodles.


Guide Dogs Victoria no longer breeds Labradoodles,<ref name=Hot-Dogs-2007/> however, they are bred by other guide and assistance dog organizations in Australia and elsewhere.<ref name=guidedogswa-2010-09-07/> The Association for the Blind of Western Australia has introduced Labradoodles into their training program. Their first, Jonnie, graduated in November 2010.<ref name=guidedogswa-2010-11/><ref name=guidedogswa-2010-09-02/> Labradoodles are now widely used around the world as [[guide dog|guide]], [[Assistance dog|assistance]], and [[therapy dog]]s.<ref name=Colchester-GazetteNews-2008/><ref name=Altonn-2004/> They are also popular family dogs.<ref name=Hot-Dogs-2007/>
Guide Dogs Victoria no longer breeds Labradoodles,<ref name=Hot-Dogs-2007/> however, they are bred by other guide and assistance dog organizations in Australia and elsewhere.<ref name=guidedogswa-2010-09-07/> The Association for the Blind of Western Australia has introduced Labradoodles into their training program. Their first, Jonnie, graduated in November 2010.<ref name=guidedogswa-2010-11/><ref name=guidedogswa-2010-09-02/> Labradoodles are now widely used around the world as [[guide dog|guide]], [[Assistance dog|assistance]], and [[therapy dog]]s.<ref name=Colchester-GazetteNews-2008/><ref name=Altonn-2004/> They are also popular family dogs.<ref name=Hot-Dogs-2007/>
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