About Us

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Having been in Airedales since 1985, for Valeria it been a life-long love affair with the Airedale breed. John "married into" Airedales. Soon after, the JOVAL Kennel ... (JOhn&VALeria)... was formed. It has been a partnership ever since.

Being a veterinarian, Valeria pays special attention to the health & temperament of every dog in the breeding program and the way every puppy is raised & socialized. John, with his computer background, takes care of all of the social media - website, FaceBook, etc and also leverages his photographic talents to these and for those puppy-pictures that everyone loves.

Valeria is also a licensed AKC judge, and occasionally will travel to judge both in the USA as well as internationally.

A "Special-assistant" to JOVAL is our daughter Olivia - who enjoys playing with her furry brothers & sisters and personally socializing puppies from every litter. She even has found success in the show ring!


  Olivia with Cherry @ Montgomery  





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Dr. Valeria Rickard & John Rickard
Leesburg, VA

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