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came to us from a breeder in Oklahoma. She has a good pedigree.
She has an excellent, soft, cream-colored coat, heavy build and
nice, English-type head. She has a good drive, is very playful
and mischievous, but settles down well when in the house. She
has excellent retriever instincts. Kelsey weighs about 85 lbs
and is AKC registered. Kelsey produced Lab with Rob Roy and Rhyme Time, and 1st Generation Mastador puppies with Max. She retired and spoiled in a house full of girls in Richmond, Virginia
the Beautyfull Bandogge of Covenant Farm
Lilly is an
AKC registered English Mastiff, born in 2010. She's about
135 lbs. Lilly is quiet, gentle and very affectionate. She loves
to play with small puppies, and is very sweet with them, rolling
over and letting them climb and chew on her. Lilly was retired to pet status in a home with other English Mastiffs in March 2017. She produced six litters with Maximus in her time.
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is our first breeding dog. She turned 11 years old in July 2016. She is a sweet, laid-back dog that
prefers the company of people to other dogs, although she does enjoy
her play time with them. She was an excellent Mom to her pups, and
has a lovely, quiet demeanor. The photo at right shows Liberty nursing
her own litter of 10, and Rascal's litter of 10 when the other dog
contracted mastitis and could no longer nurse them. We did not try
to bring this about, Liberty just voluntarily went to the yellow
sleeps on a mat at the foot of our bed as she has from the day we brought her home at 18 months old. She will never leave us. Update: Liberty passed away at age 13 in 2018.
Belle of Covenant Farm
|Belle is the
daughter of Liberty & Big Jake and weighs about 80 lbs. She
is 100% American Lab, characterized by the round field head, longer
legs and lean body type. Of course, she has her Daddy's excellent
pedigree of field champions behind her, and is a sweet girl with
an excellent temperament. She has a beautiful sleek, shiny coat
that carries to virtually all of her pups. She produced puppies with Rhyme Time, Rob Roy and Charlemagne. She retired to family life in Maine in 2016.
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have raised Shelby from a pup. She is AKC registered and bred
from English Lab stock and has the characteristic blocky head
and stocky body. She has a few champions in her lineage.Shelby
is a rambunctious, curious over-sized puppy, always into everything
and always doing the most unexpected and hilarious things. She's
ridiculous. You gotta love her.
Shelby was retired in December 2014, and is spoiled by the Seal Family in Luray, Virginia, where she is the acknowledged Queen of the house.
Farm's Anne of Red House
of Red House (Annie) is our adorable, silly girl, loved and
spoiled by all. We have raised her from a puppy. A full English
Lab, her pedigree is loaded with European & domestic champions,
including several from England. She is a big girl, nearly 100 lbs.,
and is sweet and gentle. She loves to get down with the little pups
and pretend she's one of them! She has a very calm, laid-back demeanor,
and a beautiful cream-colored soft coat. She had four litters with Rob Roy and
three with Maximus, our Mastiff. Annie was the foundation of our original Mastador breeding program.
Annie was retired in January 2015 at six years old. Her adopted family has seven children, two with Down's Syndrome. Annie is really in her element, being loved on and smothered by kids all day long at her new home with the churchill Family in Eden, North Carolina.
pregnant with her second litter
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is the daughter of our Shelby (retired), and was owned by our son, Sam Murch.
She is a beautiful American & English girl with
a light, soft coat, high intelligence and an even temperament. She turned 7 years old in June 2015.
She weighs about 65 lbs.
Sadie is now retired and living with a retired couple, enjoying 24/7 attention and spoiling.
Molasses of Covenant Farm
Molly has a mixture of both English and
American in her background. She was our smallest dog, weighing only
about 55 lbs. Molly is so sweet, I call her "the honeydripper".
Her nicknames are "MollyPop", MarshMolly" and "Smalls". She is very affectionate, with an even temperament and a desire
be close. She is an excellent and attentive Mom.
She has a milk chocolate coat which is very sleek, glossy and
smooth. She has a semi-blocky head, with the shorter legs of an
English Lab, but the overall sleek body type of an American Lab.
Her puppies mature in the 70-90 lb. range with Rhyme Time as the
Molly was retired in January 2015. She lives in a home with three other dogs as companions, along with her adoptive family. As an added bonus, she has frequent visits with her son, Otis, from her very first litter with Jeb Stuart. She now lives with the Cohen Family in Augusta, Georgia.
Molly & Faith ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Molly and her son, Otis
Mocha Truffle Gabriella
was gotten from Alabaster Kennels in Pennsylvania and is from English
stock. Built low to the ground, stocky body and blocky head, Gabby
is a medium-sized girl, about 75 lbs. She has a sweet temperament,
a little cautious of strangers, but warms up after folks pass her
inspection. Gabby is an excellent mother. She is AKC regsitered.
Gabby now lives on a farm in Gladys, Virginia, where she is spoiled
rotten with five kids and two dogs to play with, and sleeps in the
bed of their youngest child at night.
is AKC registered from English bloodlines that we got from Lawpdoodle
Kennels in West Virginia. She's got the classic blocky head and
stocky body, but is a medium-sized girl. Dazie is fun-loving and
eager to please, with a tail that won't quit. She has curly fur
around her neck and down her back to the top of her hindquarters,
a trait that shows up in English Labs from time-to-time. She has
a very sweet demeanor and craves attention.
Dazie is now home at Meadowbrook Farm, where
she was born, and living a happy life..
Roy of Covenant Farm
is Rob Roy. We raised him
from a puppy. He weighed in at about 120 lbs. He was a very, very laid-back
lad. He loved the water, and was wet and dirty most of the time,
because he spent so much time in our ponds. Rob Roy was a gentle
giant, sweet and tender with young puppies, tussling without overwhelming
younger and smaller dogs. He sired litters with Annie, Kelsey, Belle, Sadie
and Shelby. Roby Roy is AKC registered. Rob Roy retired to Great Cranberry Island, Maine, where he was well-loved as the mascot of the small island community. He passed away in 2018.
Daddy, Lincoln Log Playtime Referee
Time at Covenant Farm
have raised Rhyme from a puppy, and he sired litters with Gabby, Belle, Molly, Shelby, Sadie and Ruby. He is a nicely built English lad with several English
champions in his pedigree. He's a very even-tempered boy with a
calm demeanor. Even as an adult, he's still like a big puppy. He
practically lives in the water, and loves to play with the smaller
pups. Once you meet him, you'll want to take him home, along with
on of his pups! Rhyme is retired to a family in Richmond, along with Ruby, daughter of Shelby & Rob Roy.
He is AKC registered from respectable bloodlines. He was born 4/24/11, weighs in at about 190 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.
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 retired to a pet home.
did Max get that ridiculous name?
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).
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."
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.
is a fine American Labrador with a pedigree just loaded with field
champions that we bought from Goldenway Retrievers. Jake is a 3-year-old,
high-drive retriever with an excellent build and a beautiful coat.
He's a very affectionate lad, at home indoors or out. He has a natural
agility that is unmatched by any of our other dogs. He runs extremely
fast and leaps like a deer. He weighs 90 lbs. and has sired litters
with Liberty, Shelby & Dazie. Several of Jake's pups are now
top-notch hunting dogs. Jake was retired to pet status and now lives
on a mini-farm in Central Virginia.
Stuart, The Legend of Covenant Farm
James Ewell Brown Stuart ("you can call me Jeb"), our
first stud, and father of over 125 Covenant Farm Puppies. A fine
specimen of Southern Labrador manliness. Broad shoulders, narrow
hips, broad head and fun personality. It doesn't get any better
than Jeb! He is a terrific, loyal dog, loves to swim in our pond,
and loves to please! He wags his tail so hard his whole hindquarters
get in gear! He has an even temperament, and is a proven stud.
He has sired at least a dozen litters here at Covenant Farm, to
Shelby, Sophee, Gabby, Molly and Liberty. Jeb passed away in 2017 at 12 years old.