Category: Sales

Sales Info – Livestock Guardian Dogs

Sales Info – Livestock Guardian Dogs

All puppies go home with vaccinations and deworming appropriate to their age.  Puppies are ready to go home after 8 weeks.  We find 8 weeks is an optimal age to facilitate an easier transition to the puppy’s new home, and to allow the owners to raise the dogs in their actual working environment. Our puppies’ parents are working livestock guardians and pups are pack raised with ample loving human socialization.  Pups are exposed to goats and chickens at an early age, typically at day one depending on the mom’s selection of birthing location, and pet dogs and cats are a regular part of their environment. 

We agree whole-heartedly with this message from Natural Born Guardians (raising Boz and Kangal livestock guardian dogs, relatives to the Anatolian Shepherd and Akbash):

These puppies need a purpose, whether it be a herd or flock to guard, or family to interact with daily. These dogs DO NOT do well, nor do we support or condone, long-term kenneling or isolation, as it negatively affects both their mental and physical development.  They are natural livestock guardians, and like all LGDs, become deeply attached to their owners and livestock, needing those bonds to develop as well-adjusted, happy, healthy dogs.  [Anatolian] Shepherds are extremely powerful dogs, who require an owner that is both willing and able to care for their needs, and socialize them properly.  A puppy will not be sold to anyone that is not prepared to care for this type of dog.

When at all possible, in-person pick-ups are encouraged!  Shipping by air out of Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is possible when United Airline’s PetSafe travel is functioning.  We can make arrangements for your puppy, and this usually ends up costing about $600, which covers the crate, health papers, and the airline charges.

Sales Info – Nubians

Sales Info – Nubians

2018 kid reservations are being accepted with no deposit required.  Contact me to be placed on a first-come, first-served reservation list. Prices posted on the breeding plans page are for reserved kids only.  You will be notified when your kid is born, with pictures, description of the kidding, and any other anecdotes accompanying the birth announcement!

Plan to pick your kid(s) up between 2 and 4 weeks of age.  Boarding fees will be applied to kids not picked up by four weeks of age at the rate of $5 per day, or, more likely, the kids will be sold to the next person on the list.​

Prices posted are for farm pick-up only.  Kids not spoken for at birth are evaluated on an on-going basis and prices may change as they develop, as well as applying consideration for cost of labor, feed, vaccinations, and worming.  Prices include ADGA registration papers and disbudding.​

Shipping is possible; buyer pays all extra fees.  Vet work for out-of-state sales to be pre-paid by buyer, as well as air transportation from Des Moines or Cedar Rapids airports, shipping container, health certificate, and $30 ground transportation charge covering mileage from Grinnell to either of the airports.

When not otherwise stated and agreed to by and between the buyer and seller, we follow the recommended trade practices suggested by the American Dairy Goat Association published in the ADGA Guidebook, Constitution, & By-Laws: XIX Recommended Trade Practices for Member.

We will only consider replacing an animal that has been found to have the genetic inability to breed.  The request for replacement must be accompanied by a full medical work-up stating the medical findings by a qualified, licensed, and practicing veterinarian that the problem is of a genetic, and not management, nature.  All costs associated with the replacement are the responsibility of the purchasing breeder.  This has never actually happened for us.

We cannot guarantee the health of an animal once it leaves the care and management of our farm.

By making a selection and requesting a spot on the reservation list, you agree to our sales policy as published here.

Ask about the option to bring Jasper Farm goats and/or their progeny back here for future American Dairy Goat Association Linear Appraisals.