Best In Show
Multiple Bests in Specialty Shows
Int, Can, Su & Am Grand Champion

Joval Angel's Kiss
World Winner 2008

CH Joval Angel's Kiss (Krissi) started off her show career in style by winning the puppy class at the Montgomery specialty. Even at the young age of 6 months, she really put on a show and let everyone there know that she was special. Krissi has kept that spark and is living up to that debut standard. She earned her championship title by winning at 4 consecutive "Specialties". Also, being less than 18 months old, she won numerous sweepstakes including the Washington Cluster, Chester Valley, New England & Framingham; and Best Junior the Airedale Terrier Floater & Trenton. In that early list of wins, Krissi earned a Best Bred By Group I & BIS at the Garden State Specialty. Later that year (still 2006) and at the age of 20 months, from the Bred by Exhibitor class, Krissi went on to win Best of Opposite Sex at the Hatboro & Devon shows during the Montgomery weekend over many more "mature" champions.

And finally in 2006, we flew Krissi out to California to the Eukanuba Invitational where she was earned an Award of Merit, again from the Bred by Exhibitor class. This win was very prestigious, but more importantly, qualified her to compete at Crufts, the biggest dog show in the world! At that time Krissi was still VERY young, under 2 years old, and this win qualified her to compete at Crufts for the upcoming and the following years, but because of the impending ban on dogs with docked tails being shown in England, we decided to go anyway.

Pedigree of  BIS Int, Su, Can & Am GCH Joval Angel's Kiss WW'08

Reg No. AKC/RN075750 Breed Airedale Terrier
Date of Birth 02/20/2005 Color Black & Tan
Sex Female Call Name Krissi
Owner Dr. Valeria Rickard & John Rickard Breeders Dr. Valeria Rickard and Kim & Karl Evans
Health Scores OFA Hips Good (AT-4460G24F-PI)
OFA Cardiac Clear (AT-CA8/42F/P-PI)
CERF Clear (AT-278/2006--11)
BIS CH Evermay's High Performance

Penn Hip 90th Percentile (0.32, 0.41)
Am CH Timberwyck Maximum Overdrive
OFA Hips Good (AT3366-G30)
Am CH Serendipity Terrydale HK F-X
OFA Hips Good (AT-2670G32)
Am CH Timberwyck Centerstage
OFA Hips Good (AT-2415G32)
Am CH Moraine Terydale HK Exchange
Penn Hip 60th Percentile (0.45, 0.55)
Am CH Terrydale's Int'l Affair
AKC/ RA94655601
OFA Hips Excellent (AT-1881E62)
Moraine Magic Promise
OFA Hips Excellent (AT-3222E73)
Am CH Joval Angel Fire

Penn Hip 70th Percentile (0.48, 0.52)
OFA Hips Good (AT-3926G25-VPI)
Am CH Greenfield's Celtic Legend
OFA Hips Excellent (AT-3451E28)
Am CH Stone Ridge Fairewood Flyer
OFA Hips Good (AT-2538G37M-T)
Am CH Serendipity Heart's Desire
BIS, Eng, Am CH Jokyl Flashback
OFA Hips Good (AT-3110G47)
BVA Hips 7:4
CERF Clear (AT-209/00-47)
BIS, Aust CH Stanstead That'll Do for Jokyl
TKC/2033CG   BVA Hips 4:6
Ginger Dreamtime at Jokyl
TKC/ P0489701P03   BVA Hips 12:16



Off to England with Krissi...where despite her age, and against the odds, she made us all extremely proud by winning Best of Breed! And, I guess she wasn't done, because she went on to make the cut of 7 in a VERY competitive Terrier group.
You can easily see in the pictures that Krissi and Valeria had a great time in the group ring. It was this experience that got the attention of many people outside the United States about Krissi's presence and also the quality of our Joval Dogs as a whole....Anyway, this was only the beginning...

Krissi's "Specials" career started when Valeria showed her to a Best of Breed win at the 2007 Metro-DC Specialty. We then made arrangements with professional handlers Adam and Jamie Bernardin to continue to show her over the summertime where she won numerous BOBs and Group Placements (see detailed list below). In August, Krissi flew to Calgary, Canada  for the Airedale Terrier National Championship. From the Open Bitch Class... Krissi won Best of Breed EVERY DAY at all Four shows! She also won two Group IIs (really big rosettes ;)) and thus earned her Canadian Championship in that one weekend.


After returning to the U.S., Krissi continued her winning ways with several more Group Placements and her first All-Breed BEST IN SHOW. Just a week later, during the Montgomery Weekend, she was awarded Awards of Merit at the Hatboro I, Hatboro II & Montgomery Specialties! After a several more group placements in November & December, Krissi finished off the year Ranked #1 Airedale Bitch and #3 Airedale in the US for 2007. And, with her wins at the Canadian National Krissi was also ranked #3 Airedale in Canada.

We decided to not attend the Eukanuba Invitational show, but did start off 2008 by going to the Westminster Show in New York, where Krissi earned another Award of Merit. Adam continued showing Krissi selectively over the next few months, earning her numerous more Group Placements, until in May we decided to go back up to Canada for the National Specialty Weekend. Krissi made it 2 years in a row by winning Best of Breed at the National Specialty Show. She "split" the Best of Breed wins over that weekend with her Kennel-mate Ozzy, CH Joval-Arily Grand Illusion, again earning many large Rosettes.


After a few more shows and a few more Group Placements in June, we flew Krissi over to Stockholm, Sweden for the World Dog Show and the other 2 cluster shows. On the First day, at the World Terrier Specialty, Krissi won Best Bitch, the CAC, the CACIB and Best of Breed. By winning the Swedish CAC, Krissi earned her Swedish Championship Title. Later that day, Krissi went on to Win a BIS 4 in a VERY competitive Group of Terriers. The next day, at the Airedale Terrier Club show, Krissi again won Best Bitch as well as the BIS! On the final day at the World Dog Show, Krissi earned her third Best of Breed and became a WORLD WINNER! She also went on to make the final cut of 7 in the Group. After such a week, we didn't need a plane to fly home.

It should be noted that this was the Second year in a row where a JOVAL-Bred dog won Best of Breed at the World Dog Show. In 2007, the title was won by
BIS Int.& World CH Joval Starlight Rendezvous.

Krissi's final shows of the year were in Canfield, OH at the Steel Valley Specialty Shows where she won Best of Breed in 2 out of 3 shows (over the #1 Airedale in the country.) She retired from active showing while holding the rank of #1 Airedale Terrier Bitch in the US.

She is now excelling in the whelping box just as she did in the show ring, raising one of our future stars. She is truly one of a kind, a natural born showgirl, who has more personality and charisma than ANY dog I have ever known.

Below are some of Krissi's more "notable" wins. As time permits, I will prepare
the galleries for these shows and you will see them convert into links...

Award of Excellence
Eukanuba National

Best of Breed

Best of Breed
Canadian National

All Breed
Best in Show
Erie K.C. 2007

Awards of Merit
Montgomery, Devon
& Hatboro 2007

Award of Merit

Best of Breed
Canadian National

Best in Show IV
World Terrier Show
World Dog Show Cluster 2008

Best of Breed & World Winner
World Dog Show 2008

Best in Show
Airedale Country Club Show
World Dog Show Cluster 2008

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