Welcome to Aisling Labradors
located near St. Augustine's beautiful beaches and the city of Jacksonville.
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Aisling ~ dream, vision, from Old Irish aislinge;
Hobby Breeders - As a small hobby breeder, our AKC Registered and Health Tested Labrador Retrievers are first and foremost members of our family. Our black, yellow and chocolate puppies are whelped in our home where they are socialized and prepared to go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age with a limited AKC registration. Read more about our process on Socialization.
Breeding Philosophy: Aisling Labradors are bred for their health, temperament, the traditional retrieving and water drive labradors are known for as well as the more moderate build of Labradors of the past. Parents are genetically health tested, screened for genetically inherited joint issues and Inbreeding coefficiency is calculated in our program. The child of breeders myself, I have had Labradors since 1967. You can read more about our goals on "ABOUT US".
Whelped and Raised in our home
Outside adventures are in an enclosed paddock with K9 Kennel Grass
(this is now attached to the house with a ramp to protect hips and elbows in the growing puppies)
Updated March 2018
Please read this section in its entirety as it explains all of our policies before filling out a Contact Form. We also love it when folks take the time to read the links below to ensure that a Labrador is the right breed for their lifestyle.
As small Hobby Breeders, we are not a kennel or a "facility". Our dogs live in our home with us and all puppies are whelped and raised in our home and yard. We practice standard measures of bio-security for the safety of all of our dogs and our newborn puppies, for this reason we do not allow visits until after the age of five weeks and all visits are by appointment only and after a reservation has been made. We will provide references from our puppy families or from our Vet upon request. You can visit our Facebook Page or our Video's to see all of our pets, our Sire and Dams and past and current litter photos and videos.
Holding Fee/Reservation Fee: $300.00 PayPal only
Waiting Lists: Names are accepted for our waiting lists AFTER all reservations have been old.
In order to avoid having waiting lists that are too large to effectively manage, we do not accept any requests to be placed on a waiting list until AFTER all gender reservations are taken. In example, all reservations for a male from our Chocolate litter have been filled and we are NOW accepting names for a waiting list for that litter. You MUST ask to be placed on that list. After 5 names have been added per gender (5 for males/5 for females), the list is closed.
Those on our Waiting Lists receive the same communications (see below) from us during the process as those who have a reservation. Lists are contacted after the litter has been whelped which is when we will know how many of each gender may still be available. You are contacted in the order your name was placed on the list. If, after all five names have been contacted, a puppy is still available, that puppy will be available here on the website. Those who are on a waiting list for whom no puppy was available, will be notified BEFORE we open up Reservations for the next litters planned and given the opportunity to reserve a puppy from one of those litters. After that, any remaining reservations will be shown as "available" here on the website.
Communication - IMPORTANT
Once a reservation has been placed, we will continue to communicate with you throughout the entire process. You will receive an email when a girl comes into season, after the mating, upon confirmation of a pregnancy and upon the birth of the litter followed by frequent updates on how the litter is progressing through email or by posts made on Facebook. You will be given the dates for both Pick Out and Pick Up dates shortly after the litter is born so that they may be scheduled into your calendars (times for these appointment will be emailed one week before each event). Your prompt response to each of these emails assures us that you remain committed to providing a home for one of the puppies. Failure to respond in a timely manner will result in the transfer/forfeiture of the reservation It is our goal to treat our Buyers as we would like to be treated and we expect the same from those to whom we extend this courtesy.
The following policies have been instituted due to far too many "no shows" at recent Pick Out Days.
Final Payment Information :
Final cash payment of balance owed is due at the Puppy Pick Out appointment (see information below). We DO NOT allow the balance to be paid by PayPal. More information will be found on the Contract/Receipt.
Puppy Pick OUT - Five or Six Week Visit
Puppy Pick Out days are typically held on the Saturday and/or Sunday following the litter's five week birthday although this can change depending on when a litter is born to allow more time to access individual temperments within the litter. Visits are scheduled according to the order in which a reservation was received, however, as our goal is to improve the breed in the next generation, we reserve the right to choose to keep a puppy from any litter that shows breeding potential. This may result in either a transferring of a holding fee/reservation fee to the next litter, or may make one or two puppies unavailable as a "first pick" which will result in a later date for "Pick-Out" appointments for the gender we have chosen to keep (visits will still be scheduled for you to meet the litter and final payment will be due).
On the Saturday following the 4th week birthday of the litter, we will contact you by email to schedule your appointment to pick out your puppy; you will need to confirm by 5 p.m. Monday and attend your appointment. If you are unable to attend the scheduled appointment, you may schedule an appointment to come meet your puppy on the following Saturday. Throughout the process, please update us with as much information as you can to aid us in guiding your puppy choice. Reminder: Once a holding fee/reservation is made, it is required that you reply to each communication from us to confirm your continued intent to provide a home for the puppy that is being held for you.
Please see Visitation Policy for our COVID19 policies
AKC LIMITED Registration:
Puppies are sold under a Limited Registration and are to be spayed/neutered (Females - no sooner than 12 months of age and/or 3 months after first heat cycle/Males so sooner than 18 - 24 months of age) unless otherwise stated in the final Sales and Purchase Agreement; the litters are registered and the registration form to transfer registration of your puppy to you from us is provided to you when you pick up your puppy. Registered names must include the pre-fix "Aisling's". Failure to register properly with the AKC voids the Breeder's Health Warranty. Registration to another organization as "Full" and/or without the pre-fix "Aisling's" will be a breach of contract. There is an additional fee for a "Full" AKC registered puppy and additional sales and purchase terms including genetic testing as well as agreeing to be mentored by Aisling Labradors or another experienced breeder. If you are interested in Full Registration, please let us know in follow-up correspondence during the approval process.
Pick UP Day (Take Home Day) - 8 weeks of age
Puppies go home at eight weeks old; Pick Up Day is nearly always on a Saturday to allow time for the puppy and the family to adjust before returning to week-day activities on Monday. If vacation or other commitments require that your puppy remain here beyond the scheduled Pick Up Day, there is a $30.00 per day boarding fee beginning on Sunday/Monday depending upon the Pick Up Day scheduled for the litter; if the puppy is not picked up at the newly scheduled pick up appointment, he/she will be made available to another family. Refunds of the balance of payment (less the non-refundable reservation fee) will be made AFTER the puppy has found another home less any additional costs incurred by us. ALL puppy sales are final subject only to Florida's Pet Laws and the terms of our sales and purchase contract and our Health Warranty.
Insurance: We provide certificates for "Home Day Insurance" from Trupanion with no waiting periods for accident or illness which may be activated during the 24 hours prior to pick-up and the 24 hours after pick-up. After 30 days, this insurance will expire but can be renewed with no lapse in coverage and no waiting periods if you so choose. We also provide for the AKC insurance coverage, also free to you for 30 days, however, there is a waiting period of five days with that policy; again, after 30 days you may choose to renew it with no lapse in coverage or additional waiting period. We encourage all of our Aisling Families to continue insurance coverage for at least the first two years of your puppy's life.
Microchips: Many Florida counties are going beyond the Florida Pet Laws and requiring microchips be part of the Health Certification (HC required by Florida Law). Beginning with our August 2019 litter, litters will be microchipped at the Health Certification exam. Microchips may be registered with FetchID (annual fee) and/or with AKC Reunite (lifetime).
Lifetime Support Guarantee
In the weeks leading up to Take Home Day, you will recieve documents through email with information on how to prepare for puppy's homecoming; information about the transition/honeymoon period, Crate and House Training etc.; these documents will answer nearly every question you may have as you begin life with your new puppy. Even so, we are available for any questions you may have during your puppy's transition from our home to yours and throughout its lifetime.
We appreciate your taking the time to read this page and
the following linked pages prior to filling out our contact form found below.
Many of your questions can be answered on these pages.
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Once the approval process is completed and you have confirmed that you want to reserve a puppy from a specific litter, the holding fee payment must be received within 24 hours through the PayPal button below. In other words, we consider that reservation closed upon receiving your confirmation; after 24 hours, that reservation is considered to be open again and made available to others.
Florida's Lemon Law for Dogs requires that puppies are not delivered to new owners until the age of 8 weeks and that they must be seen by a Veterinarian and receive all applicable vaccinations prior to delivery; the law also includes protection for the buyer of puppies against the following: Contagious or Infectious Disease; Congenital or Hereditary Defects for 1 year if a licensed veterinarian finds that your pet has a congenital or hereditary disorder, and your veterinarian certifies your pet was unfit at the time of purchase. An animal may not be determined unfit for sale on account of an injury sustained or illness contracted after the consumer takes possession of the animal. A veterinary finding of intestinal or external parasites is not grounds for declaring a dog or cat unfit for sale unless the animal is clinically ill because of that condition."