and Gary Vohs have been raising, showing, training, and grooming
Airedale terriers for over 43 years. The kennel name they chose
was Jolee Aire Kennels, now a well known name
in Airedale circles. Joanne's love of dogs in general and the
Airedale specifically inspired her to own and operate a commercial
dog grooming and boarding business for over 20 years.
In the early 1970's, when the AKC required all dog handlers
to be licensed, Gary became a licensed professional show dog
handler. While licensed to show all the terriers and toy breeds,
Gary and Joanne specialized in the terriers.
Joanne's expert grooming, Gary guided many quality dogs to their
championships. Numerous wins came at regional and national speciality
shows. Additionally, Gary has judged numerous Airedale sweepstakes
for state and national specialities.
the book, The New Airedale Terrior, written by Janet
Framke and June Dutcher, the chapter on selecting and starting
out your Airedale was authored by Joanne, as well as a couple
of articles on Airedales written for the Airedale Annual
published by Hoflin. Both Joanne and Gary are members in good
standing of the Airedale Terrier Club of Wisconsin, the Airedale
Terrier Club of Illinois, and the Airedale Terrier Club of America.
While working with many different breeds, their love of the
Airedale never faltered, and is the only breed they have raised
and continue to do so today. Joanne's keen knowledge of the
Airedale and the other terrier breeds has enabled her to pursue
her sculpting artistic talents.
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