In addition to the care we take in managing our breeding
program, we also ensure that ALL of our puppies are
placed in an appropriate environment with a new owner
that is willing to undertake the responsibility of
Airedale Ownership. As part of this process, we require
all prospective puppy buyers to complete our
Prospective Puppy Owner
Your thoughtful answers to the questions on this form
help us understand what you are looking for in a dog
as well as forcing you to consider some of the aspects
of Airedale ownership that you may not have considered.
Your answers allow us to "match-up" the right
temperament pup with your expectations and your
Please make sure that you indicate your gender
preference when you complete the questionnaire
so that we can plan accordingly. If you have no
preference for a male or female, please indicate
that also, as it makes it easier to select the
right puppy for you based on personality, not
After you have completed the
Prospective Puppy Owner
Questionnaire and we have corresponded with
you to clarify any elements of your answers that
may require additional follow-up, we will
instruct you on the next-steps. So that you
fully understand our process and policies, we have a
Deposit Agreement that we ask you to read,
print, sign and return via postal mail along
with your deposit check.
We offer a Payment Plan Option if
you prefer not to pre-pay in full for your
puppy. This consists of three easy installments
which correspond to the milestones in the
purchase process; the Initial Reservation
Deposit, a second Confirmation installment @ 1
week after the puppies are born, then the Final
payment at the time of pick-up.
Reservations are accepted on a
first come-first served basis and your position
in the litter "reservation queue" is determined by
the receipt order of buyer's Reservation Deposit
and female requests will be considered independently
but ultimate availability is based on nature
with additional consideration being given based on
puppy temperament testing and evaluations
Upon receipt of your Deposit Agreement, clients will
be emailed a packet of information
specially compiled to assist them in the
acclimation of their new pup to its new home.
EVERY new owner is STRONGLY URGED to FULLY review this
information before they take possession of their
new family member to ensure the puppy's transition
and acclimation is as easy as possible. We also
provide articles and training guides to the new
owner to assist them in their personal "Airedale
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
but... they are TRANSFERRABLE from one litter to
You will never loose your deposited money,
however you may need to wait a little longer
until the "right puppy for you" is available.
** Deposit Transfer Arrangements
must be made well in advance of the pick-up date
(generally no less than one month prior) and
must be approved by JOVAL. Approval will not be
unreasonably withheld, but, as we honor our
commitments to you - we expect clients to honor
the commitments that are made to us as well.
About a week after the puppies have been born and
determined to be healthy and thriving, a gender
availability breakdown will be done and persons
in the reservation queue will be notified based
on number of puppies available and their order
in the queue. At that time you will be asked to
commit to a reasonably approximated puppy
pick-up date. Your email confirmation will serve
this purpose as a formal commitment.
Once you have committed to a particular litter
and pick-up timeframe, unless you have
pre-paid-in-full, the "Commitment Installment"
will be required. It will
be applied towards the final purchase
price. If the commitment installment is NOT
received by the time the puppies are 1 Month old
(about 3 weeks after notification) we will put
you back in the reservation queue and contact
the next person in line. Please understand we
MUST ensure that the pick-up arrangements are
set one month in advance of pick-up.
for whatever the reason may be, "your perfect
puppy" is not available from the
current litter, we will put you back in the
reservation queue where you would receive
Priority in the selection order for a puppy
(male or female) from the next available litter.
This is a lifetime commitment for the dog and we
need to ensure that there is a good fit. Please understand that
final number of available puppies CAN NOT be fully
known nor can selections be made until after
evaluations are performed. Puppies are normally
allowed to leave for their new homes at
approximately 8 to 9 weeks, but occasionally
additional evaluation is required and they are not
available to go to their new homes until after 10-12
All JOVAL Companion puppies are sold on a legally binding
that clearly states the Terms of Placement
including a SPAY/NEUTER obligation.
Our "Terms of Placement" have been
derived from those implemented by the ATCA as
well as most other Breed "Parent" Organizations
and are specifically designed to ensure the
safety, health & welfare of our placed Airedales
while protecting the interests and reputation of
our breeding program.
Joval companion puppies
are sold with AKC Limited Registrations. With this
type of registration, these animals must be
spayed/neutered at the appropriate age and may not
be shown in AKC Conformation Events. This is a stipulation required
by most reputable breeders and is necessary to
minimize the possibility of improper breeding and
to protect the name and reputation of their
kennel. Animals on Limited Registrations may,
however, compete in agility,
obedience, rally or other non-conformation
events and we encourage owners to explore these
activities with their new companion.
Additional to the purchase price of the Airedale
Puppy itself, at the time of pick-up or prior to
delivery, we will need to collect Virginia Sales
Tax on the total purchase amount. (if the transaction is physically conducted
within the state of Virginia). At the same time
we will also need to complete the form for the AKC Registration and the Registration of the Microchip.
There will be additional costs for
these registrations - payable to the AKC
In order to ensure that your new family
companion will be a "well-behaved"
family member, our sales agreement requires you
to attend a training class
with your Airedale during the first 9 months or
new owner is encouraged to keep us informed
through emails, letters and pictures about how
they and their new family member is doing. We try
to include the pictures we receive in the
gallery section of the
website. Feel free also to read what a few of our
extended Joval Family have said about their
"experience" in our
JOVAL is on FaceBook and we
welcome you to Follow and/or Friend us @
We also maintain a private & secret FaceBook Group
Page for our Joval Extended Family Members where
families who purchase puppies from us can share
in the grander JOVAL Airedale Experience, meet
JOVAL relatives (who may live nearby for play
dates), post cute pictures and accomplishments,
or simply chat with Fellow JOVAL Airedalers.
do not usually sell Breeding Stock, but, if you have
a special interest in showing please contact us individually via email and not
as a general puppy inquiry through the
** Retired JOVAL Champion Program **
<< A DOG IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER THIS PROGRAM >>
Contact us for Pedigree & Details
If you live close to us and would like to have a well-behaved adult dog from us, consider this:
We are looking for local families that are willing to work with us and assist us with our breeding program.
If you are approved and qualify for one of our adult dogs, (most of which are finished Champions in the conformation ring)
buy one of our well behaved and trained adults. These are the dogs that have been raised by us from birth
and have always lived on our premises.
While they remain active members of our breeding program, the dog will be living with you, in your household
and will be a full family member. As active members of our breeding program,
we will need the dog back for a short time(s) to fulfill their breeding obligations.
All of the breeding activities will be done at our cost and the only commitment from you is to make the dog available.
Then, once the dog has completed their breeding career, they will be spayed or neutered
and will then live out the rest of their life - permanently residing in your home.
If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to discuss this further,
please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.