Our Guardianship Program was designed to keep our program with diverse genetics to choose from, but more importantly to benefit our dogs' environment and well-being. Aislin Fields is the name of our farm-we are not a kennel. All of litters are raised in our home around our family. We want to keep it that way, and we also want to continue to raise and breed the ideal Australian Shepherd.
A lot goes into our pairings and litters. We value temperament, structure, and genetics equally. All have to be present in order for us to breed. No dog is perfect structurally and we do our best to compliment the dams flaws with the strengths in her mate. We hope this produces a better puppy and close to the ideal type. That being said, it is beneficial to have more than one male to diversify genetics. Although keeping males together especially when females are in heat can be problematic.
For Males in Guardian Homes:
If one chooses to participate, they will be able to adopt a superior breed type at a fraction of the cost of our puppies. In addition, I will cover one annual vet check up and core vaccines (DHPP, Lepto & Rabies), and when the time comes, neuter the male with my vet. Once neutered, I release all papers to you and you are then responsible in full. I retire my males usually by the time they are 5-years-old if not earlier on some.
How it works: If I choose to use a male for breeding, I will notify you when the dam goes into heat. Ovulation usually begins 10-14 days later. Once notified, you would bring the dog to me to stay here for 5-7 days to have a successful chance of breeding. He then would be returned to you. On average, this would happen 3-4 times per year. If you are very local, you are welcome to wait and he can be returned that day and brought back. If not, he can stay here. The other major benefit is that my males live happy, relaxed lives with families that can give way more attention then I ever could with multiples. They are also much calmer as there are no females in heat constantly around or other competitive males. We want this to be successful for everyone involved so we also try and match everyone up correctly. As dog trainers and breeders, we have vast experience with this. If you are interested in our guardian program please contact me directly to discuss.
For the Moms this works a little different. When they go into heat, you would notify me and then we would bring them back to my house for a week for breeding--usually at week 2 of heat. Once bred they can remain with you for most the pregnancy. They would return to me a week prior to their due date to settle and would stay here for a total of 7 weeks to birth and raise their puppies. This happens once a year from the age of 2-5 years. I retire all my dams at 5-years-old and again I will spay them at my vet no charge to you.
We will neuter and spay the dog at 5-years-old with our vet and cover that expense as well as core vaccines (DHPP, Lepto & Rabies) while being used in the guardian home. Guardian homes must also use the recommended food we use and the recommended heartworm medication. We like interceptor plus-this expense as well as any flea/tick you may want to use is your responsibility.
Please contact me directly if you are interested in our guardian home. We do require that you reside somewhat local to keep things simple.