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We have moved to breeding Mastadors exclusively. The Labs and Mastiffs are retired and the Mastadors have taken their places.
Charlemagne at Covenant Farm
"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. He weighs about 130 lbs.
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!
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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.
Lady Jane Grey of Covenant Farm
Lady Jane Grey is a First Generation Mastador. Her father was a 200 lb. English Mastiff and her mother is a 90 lb. English Lab. She weighs in at just over 100 lbs. She has a beautiful sleek, soft coat.
Lady Jane came to us from Paul Fike, a hobby breeder in Michigan whom we also recommend when he has puppies available. She is one of three Mastadors that we own that did not originate from Covenant Farm Puppy breeding lines. We expect her puppies to be very similar in color and size to those of Anabelle and Lorna Doone.
Lady Jane is a family favorite. She is a house dog most of the time. She has all the endearing qualities of the Lab, and the quieter demeanor of the English Mastiff. She loves to be physically close whenever she can be, and is at my feet as I write. She is gentle with our grandchildren, and gets along with every animal she has come in contact with. She is highly intelligent and was easy to train.
Her name comes from the historical figure who was coronated Queen of England by the will of King Edward VI, her first cousin. He nominated her because his half-sister Mary was Catholic, and he had essentially established the Church of England as a Protestant nation just after the Reformation. But in the intrigues of the day, Mary successfully got Lady Jane deposed after only nine days as queen, then had her executed on February 12, 1554 for "high treason" because she remained a threat to Mary's crown. She was 19 years old. Lady Jane is considered a Protestant martyr.
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