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Breeder of Merit

 

We are located in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest's Mount Rainier area of Puget Sound, within a beautiful hours drive from either Seattle or Tacoma in Washington State. We have been active in the breed since 1994 under the Covington affix not just showing & breeding as a hobby but in breed clubs, attending seminars & educational events, mentouring and Championship Show Judging. In those 21 years, along with the  dedicated owners and co-owners of Covington dogs, we have bred or owned dogs that carry many titles in  CKCSC-USA, AKC & UK in the Confirmation Ring along with titles in Obedience, Therapy Work, Lure Coursing, Tracking & Agility, including the #1 Agility Cavalier in the Nation- 2 years running. Over the years, we have been reconginzed in the top 10  breeders of CKCSC-USA Champions and in the 2011 international publication "The World of Cavaliers". These days we are winding down quite a bit and spend much of our time with our retired Champions giving them the  best of their Golden Years we possibly can & enjoy every minute of it.  Our primary focus always has been & will be that these beautiful little dogs represent the cultural & historical legacy they were originally bred for "True Comfort Spaniels & the ideal companion for our familes. If you would like additional information about us or our Cavaliers  please contact us through the e-mail link on this site.  




   

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Dedicated to Preserving Cultural & Historical Integrity

CKCSC-USA & AKC Grand Champions Covington Elphaba & Covington True Blood

 

2014 Best In Specialty Show Winners
CKCSC-USA & AKC Grand Champions Covington Elphaba & Covington True Blood


Dedicated to Preserving Versatility & Longevity

Cavaliers on a Corvette

VINTAGE MEMORIES

 

English, CKCSC-USA, AKC CH. Rosscrea Bedazzled at Covington    13 yrs 9 months
CKCSC-USA, AKC CH. Rosscrea High Society at Covington    16 Yrs
CKCSC-USA, AKC CH. Covington Kiss This    14 YRS
AKC CH. Covington Perpetual Bliss    14 YRS
Covington Candied Apple    10.5 YRS
AKC CH. Covington Held For Ransom    14 YRS

Covington News

May 8, 2016

FINALLY
Nothing to motivate you to get your web site updated than your web designer giving you a deadline because she is just about to pop with baby number 2 in a couple weeks,( and still with a just turned 3 year old toddler in hand). Very excited myself for the new arrival.  Thank You Amber for getting this so beautifully done.
Hope you enjoy the updates & new  photos. We are planning a new page to be added in the near future with great educational information. Virtual Tour updates are also a work in progress.  I promise to do a better job on keeping up with the news as I know a lot of you read that & let me know I need to do a better job at keeping you updated.  Happy Summer.

 

April 24, 2016


Congratulations Allyson & Susan Gonyo on a 2nd Major win with Harrington Covington Pearl of a Girl at the Chief Salano Kennel Club.  We need to write a song about "Those Eyes".  Or wait... is their already one...
 


April 22, 2016


Allyson Gonyo Posted this on FB today.  Happy Birthday  ELPHIE...

Happy birthday to one of the sweetest dogs in the whole world, Elphie
(BISS CKCSC-USA CH & AKC GCH Covington Elphaba)...7 years old today and officially a veteran. Happy, healthy, and still heart clear. Birthday cupcakes later 😉

 

April 15, 2016

Just a couple months before her 14th Birthday, we  had to say Good Bye to the last of the
Little Red Corvette Vintage Treasures 
2005 English Club Show Bitch Ticket Winner & Multi BISS Winner 
English, CKCSC-USA & AKC CHAMPION
ROSSCREA BEDAZZLED at Covington
(CKCSC-USA, AKC CH. Rosscrea  High Society X Keyingham Christian) 
Bred By Wendy Taylor, Rosscrea UK
7/12/02 - 4/15/16

MISS LARA Peacfully crossed over to the rainbow bridge this afternoon where I know she will wait for me with little patience only to fill me in every second of every day on all the drama in her life and remind me just how special she is and how important it is that she get preferential treatment at all times.  God, I hope you have been watching while she was on this earth as I am sending you a handful of DIVA.
Thank You Wendy Taylor for this treasure.

 


April 12, 2016

Robyn Christenson posted this on FB today.   Happy Birthday ROPER.

Wishing Roper (Ch. Covington Roper Style) a very Happy 13th Birthday today! We are so happy to have Roper healthy and here with us! He is our naughty little goofball, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Of course, if it weren't for Heidi, there would be no Roper. Thank you, Heidi! Thank you for bringing Roper in to this world, thank you for letting him be a part of this family, and thank you for all your help, advice, and support.


 

February 5, 2016

CKCSC-USA & AKC CH Covington Hot Shot 

Winning "Best Veteran in Show"  today Sahuaro Kennel Club at 12 years old-
HUGE CONGRATUATATIONS to his owner Burk Huges who adores him (pictured) & Joey Berkau.







 




January 31, 2016


Congratualtions Allyson (& Susan Gonyo) on Harrington Covington Pearl Of A Girl's Best Puppy & Puppy Group 3rd,  at the Golden Gate Kennel Club show 


January 16, 2016

Congratulation Allyson (& Susan Gonyo) and CKCSC-USA & AKC GCH Covington True Blood, now 6 1/2 yrs old, on your Award of Merit today at the COTW Specialty in Carmel.

January 14, 2016

Today we heard the very sad news from Jacks owner, Doc Myer, that Ch. Covington Burnt Suede has crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the young age of 9.5 years from complications from Lymphangiectasia, a form of Inflammatory Bowl Disease: 

Lymphangiectasia is: a pathologic dilation of lymph vessels.[1] When it occurs in the intestines of dogs, and more rarely humans, it causes a disease known as "intestinal lymphangiectasia."[1] This disease is characterized by lymphatic vessel dilation,[2] chronic diarrhea and loss of proteins such as serum albumin and globulin. It is considered to be a chronic form of protein-losing enteropathy.

Typically an autoimmune condition and possibly in this case a reaction to annual vaccines as Jack was fine until a few days post receiving his annual vaccines.  The Myers along with several teams of veterinarians worked tirelessly to get Jack over his condition but were sadley unable to. Thank you Doc & Liz for taking such excellent care of Jack and for having the strength to give him the gift of true love in the end.  I know Doc has lost one of his nearest & dearest friends in Jack but know neither would have wanted to miss those years together going to the dental office & Medicine Creek Winery every day. Thank you for the many letters I received from Jack over the years that he was with you to keep me updated on how his life was so full of adventures.  I loved every one of them, along with his visits. Our hearts break for your loss & are saddened with our own memories of great times in the show ring with the beautiful Jack.  He remains in our memories in his progony and on some great bottled wine.

SIDE NOTE: It is important to vaccinate our dogs enough to protect them and others but there is always a risk. The key is minimal vaccinations. A good source of information for questions and protocals along with associated risks on vaccinations can be found at www.hemopet.com, link provided on our links page.

November 22, 2015

Congratulations Allyson & Susan Gonyo on Your fantastic Major pointed win today at the San Joaquin Kennel Club with your beautiful "Harrington Covington Pearl of a Girl".  Been a GREAT YEAR FOR HARRINGTON!!


November 21, 2015

Had such an incredible & educational day joining a small group of local Cavalier breeders at an organized discussion group with Neurologist Dr. Dani Powers. DVM  from Seattle Veterinary Specialsts for a presentation & discussions on new developements on CM/SM (syringomyelia). Don't get this type of intimate opportunity in a larger seminar environment to share experiences & ask in depth questions & be able to go to specirfic slides & of MRI's to see exactly what is being described.  A great day & I want thank our host & Dr. Dani Powers.
 

November 15, 2015


New AKC CH. Covington Dimitri

Thank you Kathi Ogle for believing in our mighty little Dimitri & showing him to his Championship. You did an incredible job kept him in excellent condition & presented him beautifully.  Thank you.

 

November 14, 2015

One month before turning 14  we say Good Bye to the  
"Goose that lays the Golden Eggs",
The One & Only 
Rosscrea Swingtime
(Keyingham Christian X Eng. Ch. Rosscrea memphis Belle),
Bred By Wendy Taylor. 
Sohie tragically was lost to a benign tumor in her abdomen causing complications but continued to  remain heart clear. What an incredible tribute to her breeding and breeder.

Sophie is the dam to
English, CKCSC-USA, &  AKC CH. Rosscrea Graceland & CKCSC-USA, AKC CH. Rosscrea Summertime.  
Thank you my friend Mary Newell, who's heart is so broken with this unexpected loss, for loving Sophie with all your heart in her retirement & giving her the the life any beloved pet would cherish.  We love you Mary & will miss you Sophie. Thank you Wendy for sharing Sophie & her beautiful daughters with us here in the US.   
 

November 4, 2015



Congratulation "Donny  AKC GCH Covington Hopjack at Kendellcastle & his owner Kathi Ogle " for being #4 in 2014 & again in 2015,  AKC Owner Handler Series Finalist for the  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  
Great job Kathi, tremendous committment.   

 


November 2, 2015


Robyn & Roper (AKC CH. Covington Roper Style, 12.5 years old)  Married Kevin James

This the absolute best part of dogs... the amazing life long relationships we build with people.  What an amazing weekend, one of the most memorable weddings I've ever attended.  Hosted at the Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton California.  Best part, I got lots of snuggles with the darling Roper who oversaw wedding details.

Thank you Allyson & Susan Gonyo for all your weekend hospitality as well.  It was an absolute BLAST!

October 13, 2015

Very excited to have received my letter from the AKC Judges Reveiw Committee that I have received provisional judging status for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Limited Junior Showmanship.  


October 1, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday to our sweet AKC CH. Rhoyal Covington Charlotte.  "We love you Dizzy and are happy you are home.


October 9, 2015


CKCSC-USA NATIONAL WEEKEND

What an incredible day. Was honored to be invited to Judge the Elizabeth Spalding Memorial Show over the CKCSC-USA National Specialty Weekend in Sacramento.  Incredible entries from all over the country.  Amazing dogs, amazing sportsmanship. Pictured here with my choice for Reserve Winners bitch, the extremely elegant
CKCSC,USA & AKC CH Chadwick Leura,JW
Owned by C. Anne Eckersley, Chadwick Cavaliers (pictured)




 

September 21, 2015 


BIS CKCSC-USA, AKC CH. Rosscrea High Society at Covington
6/19/99 - 9/21/15
16 Years old

Good Bye my lovely Grace.  I will miss you always.  I have loved you since the day I first laid eye's on you.  
Always full of joy, Never an unhappy or ill day in her life until the hourse before she left us.  
Thank you Wendy Taylor for this exquisite creature.  She will always be so cherished and will live on through her progeny.



August 16, 2015

Today I had my Initial Breed, Judges Interveiw with the AKC Field Rep. at the Olympic Kennel Club show. It was a great interview, learned a lot.  Many questions back & fourth.  Looking forward to the entire experience.  Wont know until October if I get my final acceptance.  Good thing I had my cell phone turned off because it was ringing and texting during my interview because my nephew  & his wife  are in labor.... I'm running from interview to hospital hoping to arrive before Baby Maddie does.  .... UPDATE:  Got there in time....


August 15, 2015

Happy 10th  Birthday to this  extaordinairy litter of 4 out of Covington Latigo Lace by CH. Rosscrea Flying High at Covington.  

CKCSC-USA/ROM, AKC /ROM #3 2009 AKC Breed System, CH Covington Paydirt
CKCSC-USA, AKC CH Covington Chrome
CKCSC-USA, AKC CH Covington Gotta Kiss The Girl
Covington Darby DC, BN, RA, AX, AXJ, AXP, AJP, OF, NFP, CGC, C-CD, C-BN, C-RAE, C-AJP, RL2 Performance Titles (Owned by Jeanne Kestner, incredible Job Jeanne!)

August 22, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday to CKCSC-USA, AKC CH. Covington A Touch Too Much.  GInger is has still got to be the cutest ball of energy running around our place and acts like a 6 year old.  Blessed with youth.

June 16, 2015

Finally sent my Judges Application in to AKC for my initial breed, The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Something I've been qualified to do for a very long time but just have not made the final decision to move forward with in AKC as it's a committment to do ultimately even more in the end.  Then had to get 21 years of history into a presentable and organized fashion.  Sounds easy, but every show, specialty, champion, seminar etc... all in files and boxes to be chronologically documented by someone like me who is somewhat OCD... ugh.... much bigger project then applying when I'd been initially able to many years ago.  This is where the saying makes so much sense.  All my ducks may not have been in a row but at least they were in the same pond. THANK GOODNESS.  Thank you to my mentors & supporters in helping me get this accomplished, especially my good friend, fellow Co-breeder and AKC Judge Carla Mathies.

June 13, 2015

AKC GCH Covington Hot Dish At Rockcreek
Paula, co-owned, resides with &  presented by Judi Steagall, Rock Creek Cavaliers,  wins Winners Bitch at Cavaliers of the Northeast show under Barbara Hill of Felicity Cavaliers, USA.  Huge Congratulations Judi & Paula. So proud of you both.


April 16, 2015

AKC GCH. Covington Hot Dish At Rock Creek

Paula, co owned, resides with &  presented by Judi Steagall, Rock Creek Cavaliers, wins Select Bitch at the ACKCSC National under English Breeder Judge Kevan Berry of Ricksbury fame.  Way to go Judi & Paula....  Great fun weekend in Ashville North Carolina.  Wonderful show hosted by the National club.  


December 6, 2014 

Attended  Carmelo L. Battaglia  "Breeding Dogs to Win" seminar   held in Chattanooga TN, hosted by Cavaliers of the South  Excellent seminar which also touched on his Stick Dog Pedigree Charting & Symbol Pedigree Charting for tracking genetic flaws.  Super seminar, highly recommend.  Thank you to COS for making this happen.


October 10, 2014

GOOD-BYE WENDY SUE

Today we said Good Bye to our beautiful 14 year old,  BIS CKCSC-USA & AKC CH. Covington Kiss This. (AKC CH. Rosscrea Citizen Kane at Covington X AKC CH. Crossbow Consuelo)  2002 CKCSC-USA National Specialty Best In Show winner.  "Wendy" set the bar for the future of Covington as we always aspired to her quality.  The sweetest dog to live with, a true companion.  Thank you to Wendy Taylor, Rosscrea UK & Wesely Schiffman, Crossbow USA for the opportunity to even breed such a bitch. To my dear friend Adena Nolet, who I know who's  heart is so broken today, Thank you for giving Wendy the wonderful home she had in her Golden years & I'm so grateful she got to sleep on your bed every night & that she came to visit me every weekend of her life.  She will be missed by us all.  


July 5, 2014


                                                        ANOTHER NEW CKCSC-USA CHAMPION & ANOTHER BEST IN SHOW
BISS, CKCSC-USA & AKC GCH. COVINGTON ELPHABA

Co-owned, resides & presented by Allyson Gonyo, Harrington Cavaliers,
Congratulations, on another CKCSC-USA Champion Allyson.  
WHAT A WEEKEND - COULD NOT BE PROUDER OF YOU 
(photo courtesy of Gonyo)

 


July 4, 2014

NEW CKCSC-USA CHAMPION & BEST IN SHOW WINNER
BISS, CKCSC-USA & AKC GCH. COVINGTON TRUE BLOOD

Co-owned, resides & presented by Allyson Gonyo & Susan Gonyo, Harrington Cavaliers,
Congratulations Allyson & Susan Gonyo for an amazing job.
(photo courtesy of Gonyo)  


April 11, 2014

AKC CH Rosscrea Citizen Kane at Covington
 June 19-1999 - April 11-2014
Linjato Ace of Bace X Eng. CH. Rosscrea Memphis Belle
Bred by Wendy Taylor Rosscrea UK
Owned & Loved by Amber Elbon, Matt Elbon & Heidi Mohn
RIP Alfie
Just short of his 15th Birthday Alfie crosses the rainbow bridge. A true ambassador to his breed.  A dog that lived & died with loyal dignity. Your people will all miss you dear Alfie.