Please fill out the Puppy Application above if you are interested in an Aislin Field Puppy or Dog!
Our puppies mean the world to us and are raised in our home by our family where they receive lots of love and attention all day. They are handled extensively and socialized to a variety of sounds, textures, people and animals. As a trainer, I understand the importance of early socialization and this starts with the breeder.
Our price is based on everything we have put in to our dogs. The following is what our prices are based on: 1. We feed our puppies a very high quality natural diet and they receive supplements. We do a combination of kibble, raw and Dr. Harvey's. We feel diet is very important and also affects their behavior dramatically. 2. We show our dogs in working performance sports and confirmation and have them evaluated by various judges. I have shown our dogs in rally obedience, confirmation (UKC), agility and also obtained CGC and CGCA. I have also dabbled in herding as well as tracking. 3. We genetically test for diseases that are common with Aussies. We have their hips and elbows x-rayed and then they are further evaluated by the OFA. Our dogs also see a veterinary ophthalmologist once a year for CERF. We do luxating Patella's on our toys as well. 4. We socialize each puppy individually to different environments, people, and animals. 5. Each puppy will have started crate training and have already spent time alone in his crate. 6. We start potty training puppies and they understand that going outside means going potty. No more waiting and walking around-the puppy will go immediately when it gets outside! All of our puppies are also litter box trained-making it easier that first couple of months. 7. We evaluate puppies for resource guarding and teach them that exchanges are good. 8. The puppy will understand a "Puppies" cue means to come! We have put so much hard work and time into our breeding program to ensure families get the very best companion. This all determines our price.
Additionally, we perform early neurological stimulation as studies have shown that the benefits include more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease. I expose my puppies to a variety of stimulation and enrichment from a young age and by the time they go to their new home, they will be on their way to becoming well-adjusted adolescents! We plan litters very carefully and with purpose. I usually am always keeping a pup to compete with and continue my vision of the line: hence the name Aislin. First and foremost, I value temperament. Aussies vary tremendously now and are either social butterflies or very reserved towards strangers. Being reserved is one thing, but being aggressive towards strangers is another. The dogs we breed are very friendly and adore people. We encourage anyone interested in a puppy to meet our dogs and see for themselves how affectionate they are. All of our dogs are performance dogs and compete in a variety of venues such as obedience, rally, agility, herding, and disc dog. We believe that it is extremely beneficial for dogs to be versatile! Our 2nd goal is health. All of our dogs are tested for certain health problems associated with the breed. All of our breeding dogs will have their hips examined by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and/or Penn Hip. We also have genetic tests done for the following eye problems: CEA, PRA and HSF4. We also have a CERF done prior to breeding as this needs to be done yearly.
Aussies, like many collie breeds, may have certain drug sensitivities. Our dogs are all MDR1 tested and copies of all testing will be given to you in our puppy package. If you or anyone you know has a collie-type breed, please make sure they are aware of the sensitivities of the breed especially with ivermectin, which is a wormer and ACE . Since we live on a farm with livestock that are wormed constantly, we make sure all our dogs are tested. Dogs are curious animals, and love to eat other animals' stools and if they have the sensitivity it could be lethal. Even if they test Normal/Clear we have seen many cases where they still have a reaction to certain drugs. All puppies will stay with us until they are 8-9 weeks old. Your new puppy has been outside many times and socialized with many different people and animals already. The puppy will have been introduced to a beginner recall as well. We will socialize the puppy extensively as the first 12 weeks of any puppy's life is the most critical. We recommend that the puppy continue with puppy kindergarten classes so that you can learn the mechanical skills needed and to continue the socialization. We offer discounted puppy classes to all our puppy buyers. We can keep the puppies longer for additional training if you desire. Please contact us to discuss further training options.
We don't choose the puppy for you, but will make recommendations based on your family, lifestyle, and overall goals. If we truly feel the puppy you choose is not the right match, we reserve the right to not sell you the puppy. We would only intervene like this if we believed in our hearts this wasn't the right match. We truly care about our puppies and our line and want only the very best for them. As professional dog trainers, we really understand canine behavior and how to predict certain patterns. Our judgment is in the best interest of the puppy and your family as well! Currently, puppy prices are approximately $3,500.00 depending on the lines and particular cross and size.
The reason for this--especially the really small size variation--is to account for a much smaller litter size and to ensure correctly bred Toy Australian Shepherd lines. I have found a breeder I work with that is AKC and they truly come from DNA 'd Aussies. That is why toy-size parents sometimes throw larger pups. The larger dogs are in their lines, so we never can guarantee size. We can only guess based on the parents and the weights. Our toys do not have any other breeds mixed in to account for smaller size-they are pure Aussie in small form.
Please contact me about prices for additional training if so desired. All companion puppies will be sold on spay/neuter contracts. Puppies that are evaluated as show and/or breeding quality will have a separate contract. Please contact me if you are looking for a show/breeding puppy. All puppies will have been wormed with pyrantel starting at 4 and and then fenbendazole at 6 & 8 weeks and vaccinated with NeoPar at 5 weeks and distemper/parvo at 7.5 weeks. A follow up distemper/parvo (core) should be done at 12 week and after 16 weeks. Then at 20 weeks old-rabies.
Subsequently, we recommend a booster be given 1 year following vaccination and then titers performed every 3 years to determine when to vaccinate again.