The goal of the JOVAL Airedales breeding program
is to improve the health & temperament of the breed
conforming to the
AKC breed standard.
Since the vast majority of our puppies are
placed as companions in loving homes,
we need to make sure they will live long, happy
& healthy lives.
So, What makes JOVAL stand above
and special when compared to other breeders?
Why should you consider buying a puppy from
Foundation and Outstanding Pedigreed Stock
The foundation of our line, BIS Eng & Am CH
Jokyl Flashback, was imported from a well-known and
respected English Kennel and has an impeccable pedigree that is
complete through a minimum of 10 generations.
JOVAL has built upon and improved from this
foundation of genetics and we are now in our 7th
We have produced many champions as well as many
famous & notable dogs in the United States and
around the world.
While we have bred the #1
Airedale in the U.S. for the past 3 consecutive
years, we are still striving to improve
something in every litter we produce. The main
reason for us to
have a litter is
not for the
but to keep one
of the puppies
from what our
us is a good
hobby & breeding
we put a lot of
Puppies are Raised in Our Home and in a
Our puppies are raised with love &
affection and we
take great pains to ensure the health and
of each of our babies. They are very
well socialized and are exposed to every aspect
"home environment" including noises,
other pets, children, different people, etc...
Breeding Stock are Extensively Health Tested
Before Entering the Program and Throughout their Lives
It is true that no breeder can
100% guarantee the health of any animal but,
through maintaining careful breeding standards
including extensive health and genetic screening
of all breeding stock, we make
every effort possible to avoid problems. Since we are
not a "high volume kennel" we can be very selective in
planning the direction of the JOVAL line and are
proud of the puppies we produce.
HIPS: Hip Dysplasia is
a very real concern for large breed dogs like
Airedales. Where most breeders use only one
scoring method (or sometimes none) We at JOVAL take the Extra Step
& when possible utilize TWO methodologies of screening the
Hips of our Breeding Animals. We use
(Orthopedic Foundation of Animals) rating system
AND the newer Penn Hip "laxity distraction"
scoring system. Each of these methods focuses on
a different aspect of the hip joint, but, by
using BOTH, we are able to gain the most insight
into the health of that joint.
All of our dogs
receive regular urinalysis & Urine Protein Creatinine tests done to
screen for Protein Loosing Neuropathy and other Kidney
Disease Screening is another test that we perform on all
our animals to ensure that their hearts are
healthy, strong and free of congenital heart defects.
All of our dogs
receive yearly bloodwork to test for
Elbow Dysplasia is less
common or well-known as Hip Dysplasia, but it
still a concern with large breeds. As such, we
screen our breeding animals for this condition
Elbow Dysplasia Rating system.
All of our dogs receive
yearly physical exams, radiographs, urinalysis and bloodwork screenings to
check for ANY possible underlying disease(s)
Puppies & Dogs are Temperament Tested
we at JOVAL Airedales want to ensure the
happiness of both the puppies and their new
families, the more we get to know each puppy,
the better we can match a family's idea of their
"perfect Airedale" with the puppy that best
utilize the "Puppy Head Start" early development
program and continually evaluate, shape and
reinforce the personalities of each puppy from their birth until they
go to their new homes.
Throughout the many years of our
program, we have become very experienced in the
"temperament testing" all of our puppies and
we welcome you to visit our Testimonials
Page and read what other Joval Buyers have
to say about our program & their personal
experience of purchasing one of our dogs.
Informational "Welcome Packet" of Invaluable
JOVAL Clients will receive an Extensive
"Welcome Packet" of information specially
compiled to assist them in the acclimation of
their new pup to its new home and throughout
their life. This packet includes information on
recommended foods & supplements, vaccination
timeframes, their daily schedule, and helpful
hints which speak to a wide variety of Airedale
ownership. We STRONGLY URGE every new owner to
FULLY review this information BEFORE they take
possession of their new family member. This is 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".
Lifetime Support for our "Extended JOVAL
Throughout the life of the dog, JOVAL will be
available to answer any question that may arise.
The happiness of the entire family is our goal
and we can offer suggestions on many situations
- whether they be for training, behavior or
health - and make recommendations as
appropriate. The sooner you contact us if there
is a problem, the sooner we can be of help.
We also offer the reassurance that in the event of
an emergency family situation where the dog can
no longer be adequately cared for, we will
accept them back for re-homing so that they will
not fall into a "rescue situation". Full details
are outlined in the Purchase Contract.
Sold are Micro-chipped, Vaccinated, Dewormed & Health-Checked
Before any Puppy is released to their new home,
they will have been Micro-chipped, undergone
their first health check by a veterinarian and
received their first course of vaccines. They
will also have been prophylactically de-wormed
with an anti-parasitic and have had a fecal exam
to make sure they are clear at the time of
pick-up. A record of this information is
included on a Health "report card" to take to
your personal vet.
The JOVAL Health Guarantee
Joval stands behind each of the
puppies that we breed and sell by guaranteeing
the health of our puppies in three ways...
1) We provide a "72 Hour"
General Health Guarantee - If
within 72 hours of delivery the
found to be of unsatisfactory
health by another veterinarian
we will refund the
purchase price or offer a “replacement”
puppy from a subsequent litter.**
2) We Provide a "First
Year" Guarantee - If your puppy
dies within the First Year of life
from a a pre-existing genetic
condition we will provide a
“replacement” puppy from future
litter at no charge.**
3) We provide a "No-Hip
Dysplasia" Guarantee within the
first year of life.**
**Specific Details of
our Health Guarantees are fully
outlined in the Purchase Contract
JOVAL is an AKC Breeder of Merit
As there are many breeders to choose
from, the AKC has established a program to set
the "elite" breeders apart from the pack, and
the JOVAL Kennel was accepted into and has been
a member of this program since its inception.
Only Breeders who maintain programs
which adhere to a strict standard of quality may
display the Breeder of Merit Emblem.