Sometimes it so happens that the farmer can have more of the dogs, an example of this might be to have two males.
To avoid a lot of unpleasant situations, for example the marking of territory or an increase in heat of the females, a good solution might be putting a dog under the care of a foster family.
Each dog requires time and dedication by the people around it. Therefore, the more dogs there are, the less attention we may be able to offer our furry friend.
The idea of a foster family is that it cares for the pet throughout its life although the the breeder is its “owner „. The owner is in charge of overseeing the reproductive process unless the foster family is given permission to get involved in this process.
The code of ethics Alfa Europe says every breeder should be committed to promote the “foster families” programm. It is one of the many legitimate and appropriate guidelines imposed by the organization, which was founded for the sake of the good and happiness of your dog and the proper development of the breed.
All of our dogs are registered with the Alpha Europe Foundation.
Alfa Europe is an organization based in the Netherlands, founded to preserve, guard and protect the Original Australian Labrador according to the vision of the creator of the race (Rutland Manor and Tegan Park in Australia). Alfa Europe monitors the transparency of the process of breeding and runs a comprehensive system of registration. Everything is done under strict control, so that the Australian Labradors have a very good chance to last for years as a pure breed.
Australian Labradors as we all know are not yet recognized by the FCI. Hence Alfa Europe holds the unique role of sole responsibility of being committed to achieving recognition for the Labrador by the FCI.
Alfa controls and supervises the culture of breeding, and provides comprehensive, reliable information for prospective owners and Australian Labrador enthusiasts.
Alfa Europe aims to:
- Use a strict breeding program, with particular emphasis on dog health
The requirements to test are as follows:
- Early diagnosis of hip
- A genetic test prcd-PRA (progressive retinal atrophy)
- Von Hillebrand’s Disease Type I
Only females and males which gain successful results are paired. Another equally important issue is the pairing of the dog in the most friendly, intuitive nature.
The aim is to create a dog designed to work well with man.
- Alfa Europe oversees the registration of the Australian Labrador only grown according to the principles laid down by breeding rules (based on the vision of the founder of the breed).
- The organization provides registration of dogs and puppies of European breeders on their website:
- Alfa Europe imposes the need for taking a DNA test on all breeding dogs and their puppies with the information saved on the database on the basis of which they are issued pedigrees. Thanks to this the Australian Labrador is under strict control and the future owner is assured that the Australian Labrador is authentic and healthy.