Visitation Policy at Aisling Labradors
We are not a "facility". Our Labradors live in our home with us and their litters are whelped and raised in our home. Most of the puppies born here at Aisling already have a Forever Home. Those puppies are not ours, we have been given the task of raising those puppies for eight weeks and to keep them healthy for their families.
If you've done your due diligence and researched how to choose your puppy, you've probably read that you should not use a Breeder who has any type of "no visit" policy. The issue with this advice is that it protects the Buyer over the dogs and puppies who live with a Breeder and while you as the Buyer need to be protected, so do the dogs and the puppies who live with the Breeder. We take the protection of our animals very seriously and therefore do not allow visits to our home until the litter is five weeks of age or older.
Each time someone walks into the yard and home of a Breeder, they also bring the risk of Parvo and other diseases into the yard and home of the Breeder. The authors of those pages want you to believe that only dis-reputable Breeders don't allow visits when in reality, those Breeders who take the health and safety of all of their pets seriously should not allow just anyone to walk onto their property. Here at Aisling, our entire yard is fenced and not even the FedEx delivery person is allowed to enter the fenced portion of our property so that we can be assured that no disease has been brought in on the feet of an unsuspecting person.
Larger Breeding organizations keep their dogs confined in kennels with sidewalks allowing visitors to never set food on the grass a dog or puppy will later play on; most of them also require you to step into a container of diluted bleach and to use a hand sanitizer before you are allowed to touch any dog or puppy on their premises. The areas where their dogs play are entirely off-limits to visitors to their kennels. Why do they do that? For the same reason that smaller Breeders limit visits to their yard and home - to protect the lives of the dogs they love and the puppies they have brought into this world.
Here are some more of the things that those authors leave out of their "how to choose a puppy" articles:
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