Getting a JOVAL Puppy



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 Questionnaire.

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 family's lifestyle.
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 gender.

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 Reservation 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 Agreement. Male 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 performed.

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 Education".

ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
but... they are TRANSFERRABLE from one litter to another.**
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.

 

If, 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 weeks. 

All JOVAL Companion puppies are sold on a legally binding Sales Agreement
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.

Please note: 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 directly.

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 ownership.

Every 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 testimonials section.

JOVAL is on FaceBook and we welcome you to Follow and/or Friend us @ www.facebook.com/JovalAiredales.  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.

We 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 questionnaire.



JOVAL - Prospective Puppy Owner Questionnaire        JOVAL - Reservation Deposit Agreement
 


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JOVAL - Adult Available




*** Our April Litter is HERE ***
Now Accepting Reservations (Male Puppies Only)
Note that some of the puppies from this litter will be left with undocked tails


Please fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and
Contact us for Pedigree & Details



** 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)
you can 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 joval@jovalairedales.com.





     
     

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Dr. Valeria Rickard & John Rickard
Leesburg, VA
Joval@JovalAiredales.com


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