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We have moved to breeding Mastadors exclusively. The Labs and Mastiffs are retired and the Mastadors have taken their places. We will still be featuring Lab and Mastiff litters that were produced from dogs that originated here, but are owned by others.


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Lorna Doone of Covenant Farm
Lorna Doone is a First Generation Mastador. Her father is Max, our English Mastiff stud, and her mother is Annie, our retired yellow English Lab. She weighs about 105 lbs.

Lorna Doone is an exceptional dog, perhaps our favorite puppy we have ever owned. She is playful, very calm and laid-back, and very affectionate. She represents the very best qualities of both breeds. She has produced two exceptional litters with Charlemagne thus far.

Covenant Farm's Margaret, The Pearl of Scotland

Maggie was born June 1st, 2015. She is a 2nd Generation Mastador. She and her sister Dixie come to us from Melissa Bieber. Her father is an F1B Mastador (75% Mastiff / 25% Lab) and her mom is an F1 Mastador (50% Lab / 50% Mastiff). Her puppies with Charlie will be 55% Mastiff and 45% Lab, and in cross-breeding parlance will be F2B Mastadors (halfway between 2nd & 3rd Generation).

Maggie's name is that of an 11th Century Anglo-Saxon princess that escaped the invasion of William the Conqueror in 1066 and went to Scotland. She married Malcolm III, King of Scotland. She was a devout Christian and is recognized as a saint by Roman Catholics and Anglicans. She brought reform to Scottish national life, through her influence on her husband, chiefly through the regular reading of the scriptures to him.

Margaret produced amongst her eight children, three kings of Scotland, and a queen of England (married to Henry I).

Maggie has produced two litters of regal offspring with Charlemagne thus far!


Dixie of the Olde Dominion at Covenant Farm

Dixie was born June 1st, 2015. She is a 2nd Generation Mastador. She and her sister Maggie come to us from Melissa Bieber. Her father is an F1B Mastador (75% Lab / 25% Mastiff) and her mom is an F1 Mastador (50% Lab / 50% Mastiff). Her puppies with Charlie will be 55% Mastiff and 45% Lab, and in cross-breeding parlance will be F2B Mastadors (halfway between 2nd & 3rd Generation).

Dixie's name was given to her by her breeder, but we kept it. It represents our deep love of our adopted Southland. The Olde Dominion is what the Commonwealth of Virginia was first called. It was the first American colony, started as Jamestown Plantation by King James I of England (who was also King James VI of Scotland) in 1607.

Dixie and Maggie are half-sisters. They have the same father, and their mothers are sisters from the same litter. We look forward to some stunning offspring from her and Charlemagne!



Anabelle of Covenant Farm
Anabelle is a First Generation Mastador. Her father is Max, our English Mastiff stud, and her mother is Kelsey, our retired yellow English Lab. She is beautifully built at over 100 lbs. She has a beautiful sleek, soft coat.

Anabelle is Lorna Doone's half-sister, and has many of the same personality traits. She is playful, very calm and laid-back, and very affectionate. She loves close physical contact, and enjoys having as much of herself in your lap as she can fit! Like all of our Mastadors, she loves swimming, and is an excellent hunter.

Charlemagne at Covenant Farm: Our Mastador Stud!

"Charlie" is the foundation of our Second Generation Mastador breeding program (Mastadors bred to Mastadors, rather than Labs bred to Mastiffs) His mother is an AKC registered black English Labrador Retriever and his dad is an AKC registered fawn English Mastiff. He was born in April 2015. We expect Charlie to weight 125-130 lbs. at full maturity.

Charlie's puppies have not been a disappointment. A wide array of colors, along with his friendly, calm demeanor, seem to be transmitted to all of his kids.His own unusual color shows up in at least one puppy in all of his 2nd generation litters.

Charlie is named for the Christian emperor, Charlemagne, of the Holy Roman Empire (724 AD to 814 AD). He brought together the fragmented European nations and tribes under a Christian banner, after the Roman Empire had been destroyed by pagan, barbarian Germanic and Scandinavian tribes. While perhaps a *little* ostentatious, we love to name our studs after heroic and valiant men (like our Jeb Stuart and Rob Roy).

Our special thanks to Ray Rose​ for producing such an excellent puppy. Beverly & I hope to have years of collaboration with Ray and Danya!


This is Maximus. He is AKC registered from respectable bloodlines. He is about 6 years old, weighs in at about 185 lbs., and the sire of all of our Mastiff and 1st Generation Mastador puppies. His handsome broad head and excellent apricot coat make him a truly fine-looking sire.

Max is a very calm, even-tempered lad. Max is a gentle giant, sweet and tender with little children and young puppies, completely oblivious to his own size. He is very affectionate and loyal. He loves to stay close to you, and can't understand why you wouldn't want him in your lap.

Max has sired Mastiff litters with Lilly and Mastador litters with Annie, Kelsey and Halo (daughter of Kelsey & Rob Roy). He is the father of our Lorna Doone and Anabelle.

Max is now the stud for Old Dominion Labradors & Mastadors in Cumberland, Virginia.

Where did Max get that ridiculous name?

The Mastiff is an ancient breed thought to be traceable back to the Phonoecians in the 4th Century B.C. We took Max's formal name from old descriptions we found of the Mastiff (in centuries past called the "Mastie" or the "Bandogge" or variations of them).

A description from 1631:

"First, the Mastie that keepeth the house. For this purpose you must provide you such a one as hath a large and mightie body, a great shrill voyce, that both with his barking he may discover, and with his sight dismaye the theefe, yea, being not seene, with the horror of his voice put him to flight...His disposition must neither be too gentle nor too curst, that he neither faune upon a theefe nor flee upon his friends; very waking; no gadder abroad, nor lavish of his mouth, barking without cause; neither maketh it any matter though he be not swifte, for he is but to fight at home, and to give warning of the enemie."

A description from 1570:

"This kinde of Dogge called a Mastyue or Bandogge is vaste, huge, stubborne, ougly, and eager, of a hevy and burthenous body, and therefore but of litle swiftnesse, terrible, and frightfull to beholde...For it is a kinde of dogge capeable of courage, violent and valiaunt, striking could feare into the harts of men, but standing in feare of no man, in so much that no weapons will make him shrincke, nor abridge his boldnes.


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