The goal of the JOVAL Griffons breeding program is to improve the health & temperament of the breed while 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? and Why should you consider buying a puppy from us?
All JOVAL puppies are raised in our home and in a family setting
Our puppies are raised with love & affection and we take great pains to ensure the health and well-being of each of our babies. They are very well socialized and are exposed to every aspect of the “home environment” including noises, other pets, children, different people, etc…
All JOVAL breeding stock is 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 recommended health testing and genetic screening of all breeding stock, we make every effort to select the healthiest possible combination of sire and dam. 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.
Besides recommended pre-breeding testing, all of our dogs receive yearly physical exams, urinalysis and bloodwork screenings to check for ANY possible underlying disease(s).
All JOVAL puppies & dogs are temperament tested and family-matched
Since we at JOVAL Griffons want to ensure the long-term 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 griffon” with the puppy that best fits. We 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.
JOVAL provides lifetime support for our "Extended JOVAL Griffon Families"
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.
All JOVAL puppies sold are vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed & health-checked
Before any puppy is released to their new home, they will have 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. All puppies are microchipped.
The JOVAL Health Guarantee
Joval stands behind each of the puppies that we breed and sell by guaranteeing the health of our puppies in these ways…
1) We provide a “72 Hour” General Health Guarantee – If within 72 hours of delivery the puppy is 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 pre-existing genetic condition we will provide a “replacement” puppy from future litter at no charge.**
**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.