Welcome to Aisling Labradors
AKC Champion Lines
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.
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)
We have no puppies available at this time.
Our puppies are typically sold through an approval and reservation process months before a planned breeding takes place. Waiting lists are Per Litter and opened after all reservations have been sold for that litter and are closed when there are five names per gender for that litter. For future availability, please scroll down.
From time to time, we may have to use a different Sire than originally planned due to unforeseen circumstances - all reservation holders will be notified of any such change as soon as may be possible.
CHOCOLATE LITTER Summer 2021 -
MOCHA X LITTLE CAIN
Waiting List Available
Photo of Aisling's Peggy (2018 Litter)
Know Your Breed: The Original Color of the Labrador Retriever
ALL BLACK Summer/Fall 2021 -
Aisling's Coco Latte x Roamin'
One Reservation Remaining
Waiting List Available
FALL 2021 YELLOW PUPPIES
BREE X ROAMIN'
Waiting List available for Males
CLOSED FOR FEMALES
Photo of Aisling's Cecil with his new Mom
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.
Our puppies are sold through an approval process that begins with the contact form found below. Please do not attempt to get around filling out this form by sending us an email directly or by calling us; you will be asked to complete this form anyway. IF it doesn't go through, please make certain you have filled out all the required fields. You will receive information on the full cost of an Aisling Puppy AFTER we have received your contact form; if you are interested in moving forward after hearing from us the first time, a reply is needed to move the approval process forward.
We do not home our puppies through a first come-first served method, but one in which we get to know you, your understanding and expectations regarding this breed and the environment our puppies will be living in once they leave our home. Please include as much information as you can; examples of what we like to read about are - your experience or knowledge of the breed, and your reasons for wanting a Labrador Retriever, activities the dog will be participating in with your family, etc.; this information is then used at Puppy Pick Out appointments to guide you and us in choosing the right puppy for your family.
We DO NOT approve adoptions of TWO puppies from the same litter OR from two litters unless the age difference of the puppies is a minimum of four months. For information on why we have made this policy decision, please read Littermate Syndrome " This is also a policy based upon our own experiences raising two sets of two puppies in the past five years. The time involved in socializing 2 puppies independently, training 2 puppies independently and teaching them calm and focused behavior when they are together is a huge commitment; far better to have at least a four month age difference between puppies than to raise two any closer in age than that.
PLEASE READ OUR VISITATION AND COVID19 policies HERE
Holding Fee/Reservation Fee: $300.00 PayPal only
Reservations are a courtesy service provided by Aisling; a Holding Fee payment for this service is made through PayPal (link below). We accept three reservations per litter per gender. Once all reservations are sold for the litter, upon request, we will add your name to a waiting list. In the event that more than six puppies are born, we contact those on our waiting list before making those puppies available here. Note: If Aisling Labradors intends to keep a puppy from any litter, the decision is typically made prior to opening up reservations, however, we reserve the right to choose to keep a puppy who may show breeding potential in any litter. Any affected reservation will be transferred to the next available litter of the same color/for the same gender.
Please do NOT make a holding fee payment before receiving approval. Our reply to your contact form is NOT approval, it is the start of a conversation. A payment made prior to approval will be returned to you less any fees charged to us by PayPal.
Our puppies are considered sold when a holding fee payment is received; as a service to you, a puppy is no longer made available to others; therefore holding fees are non-refundable but are transferable by request one time. We know that circumstances can change therefore we will move your reservation to another litter upon your request when made in a timely manner and on a case by case basis if you are unable to accept a puppy due to unforeseen circumstances.
If for any reason, too few puppies are born to a litter or we are unable to fulfill your request for a specific gender or color out of an available litter, your reservation will automatically be transferred to the next available litter of the requested color or to an available litter/reservation of your choice. You may change your Gender or Color request for an available puppy; for example, you have reserved a Chocolate Male but too few were born. In this case, you will be offered a female from the same litter if one is available. You may choose to provide a home for the female OR have your reservation transferred to the next Chocolate Litter and wait for a male puppy. (Update 10/2018 - holding fees/reservation fees are forfeited after a puppy is refused from two consecutive litters. If we are unable to fulfill your request for gender or color in two consecutive litters, we may elect to refund your holding fee on a case by case basis)
We reserve the right to refund a reservation fee or transfer it to another litter at any time and for any reason.
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 sold. In example, all reservations for a male from our Chocolate litter have been sold 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 b frequent updates on how the litter is progressing. 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. 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.
- Ongoing failure to respond to our communications will result in the transfer of the holding fee (and removal of your name from our Waiting Lists). When a litter is "on the ground" we receive daily inquiries as to their availability; these families are being turned away because of the reservations made on the litter. We feel that one who is too busy to respond to our communications is likely too busy to give a new puppy the time and attention it needs and deserves.
- Failure to confirm your Pick Out Appointment with 48 hours of notification being sent by email or failure to attend on the scheduled day without prior agreement will result in a forfeiture of your holding fee. This is to ensure that all of our puppies have a home at 8 weeks of age.
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 30 days of insurance from Trupanion with no waiting periods for accident or illness which may be activated during 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.
If it appears that your contact form has not been sent,
scroll up to be sure you have filled out all the fields.
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."