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MY PARTNER AND I HAVE 2 MALE PUPPIES AVAILABLE THAT WERE BORN DECEMBER 14TH. THEY ARE READY FOR NEW HOMES, CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. CHARLIE - 706/468-0220
ZORRO WAITING FOR HIS HEALTH CERTIFICATE EXAM
Zorro has been away for a few day doing "stud service". Neeless to say, he had no objections to a short flight north. The folks tell me he performed as a Saint Lazar male is expected to do, and they are much taken with his conformation (beauty). Thank you LORD for this great boy who has produced so many fine pups at Saint Lazar.
HALL OF FAME
Champion Saint Lazar's Alexandrite HOF MCOM Over the past four decades, GOD has blessed Saint Lazar's breeding program like no other on Planet Earth. Later I will list some of the many HOF, Stud Dog of Year, and Brood Bitch of the Year awards HE has graced us with. But for now, suffice to say, that there is no other Manchester breeder remotely close. It is so nifty that here in the closing days of Saint Lazar, GOD chooses to bless me one more time. Heavenly Father, Thank YOU, it could not have come at a better time. Thank you Zandi Spicer for letting me know about this.(Graphic Montage designed and provided by Gene Caron)
DR. KRISTIAN SHRIVER DVM WITH CHARLIE
Dr. Shriver has graced these pages a bunch of times over the past ten years, but yours truly (Charlie Walker) is rarely portrayed as I am generally behind the camera. However, Vet Tech Brandy, graciously got this photo of me and the Doc with my Canon 5D Mark 3. The little ten week old Ruble/Aden girl had just got her Health Certificate for her flight later this week to Detroit and her new home. She was so feisty, we could not get her weight on the scale. Get ready Mike, you are going to love this Gal! (12/2/13)
AMBER, WITH BULL TERRIER "ESTRILD", AT KEGLER FAMILY HOME IN SOUTH FRANCE
I received the photo above and and an email report from Dorothée Kegler in Southern France today, December 1st. Amber got kicked when she went into the horse pasture, and has had 2 surgeries. She is now doing fine and chasing the Chickens according to Dorothée's report. Also she says she is dearly loved by all the family and all the other pets. I am so grateful for the wonderful home the Kegler's have give this beautiful Saint Lazar girl out of Ruble and Aden. See more Kegler photos further down this page.
RUBLE GIRLS ROMING THE YARD LOOKING FOR GAME
Now that the Ruble/Aden girls have had their first puppy shot, I have begun to let the 3 remaining out of the kennel run to play in the yard some, under my watchful eye of course. They took to the new freedom like ducks to water, just zooming everywhere. I am probably going to keep the one in the back with her ears up, and maybe keep going a while longer with the breeding program. As is always the case, it's up to the LORD.
FIRST RUBLE GIRL GOING TO HER NEW HOME
Ruble's girls are now 8 weeks old and they have had their first shots. They are eating good, and once again, I have to say Saint Lazar has not produced a better litter of females than these four born 9/22/13. They always put on "a show" for the folks at my Vet, and she was no exception. She is going to a new home in Rhode Island, and her new family is waiting with excitement. Thanks to Dr. Shriver and Brandy, shown above, for the super good treatment I get personally, and all the Saint Lazar family.
BIS HK CH SAINT LAZAR'S BIGGDOGG SNOOP (Imp US) WINS 2ND BEST IN SHOW
BIS HK CH SAINT LAZAR'S BIGGDOGG SNOOP (Imp US) won his 2nd BIS in show at the prestigious Hong Kong dog show on November 3rd. I am very proud of you Jeff and Snoop, and Wanda would have been too. Thanks a million for your care for this magnificent boy. Charlie
RUBLE GIRLS AT 6 WEEKS
The Ruble girls were 6 weeks old on Sunday, 11/3, so I took them in for their Kennel Cough innoculation this morning, Wed., 11/6. They are very, very outgoing, and for the first time away from home they put on "a show" for the waiting room and for Carol Johnson, the Chief Vet Tech above. This little gal had her right ear erect when I went out to feed them this morning. All four are going in and out of the kennel flap for several days now, probably the youngest I have had to figure this out so young. She weighed about 2.5 lbs.
Here is one of the other girls soaking up the love from Carol. There is no finer Vet Clinic that Animal Medical of Covington. Dr. Shriver and his staff are wonderful friends to boot! I left them some chocolate cake to show my appreciation.
RUBLE - ADEN PUPS AT 17 DAYS OF AGE
My friend, Delores Dalton (above) came for a visit yesterday to see the Ruble pups and help me get some up to date photos. Her she is with one of the four Ruble/Aden girls. You can see all four of the girls in Delores lap below. They have absolutely excellent markings. Delores brought Zinfandel, and Sassy liked to worried him to death playing and "dive bombing" him. Thank you Lord for Delores, such a good and faithful friend.
HUNTER SWEEPS AMERICAN MANCHESTER TERRIER CLUB SHOWS 9/20-22
Champion Saint Lazar's Man With The Golden Gun, "Hunter", who I sold to my my good friend, Zandi Spicer (above) of Spokane, WA, defeated every "Class" dog (non-champions) at the AMTC shows in Saint Louis, MO Sept. 20-22, by going "Best of Winners" all 3 days. This magnificent boy is undefeated in the Classes, and he is only 7 months old. Shown wonderfully by Zandi only 5 times, he won Major points each time, and was an AKC Champion in only 4 outings. I praise GOD for HIS continued blessing on Saint Lazar's breedng program, and for Zandi's friendship.
RUBLE GIRLS AT AGE ONE WEEK
It is very difficult to get decent puppy photos without assistance. I would have preferred to get their little heads all facing the camera, but this is the best I could do this morning, 9/30. I will see if I can get something better this afternoon. They are nice and fat and growing fine. They are quite strong as I learned when I trimmed their nails this morning. Ruble is doing fine, except for being a bit "picky" about eating.
NEW RUBLE/ADEN PUPS 9-22-13 FOUR FEMALES!
Ruble started showing signs of labor around 3 PM Sunday afternoon, and the first pup was born breech at 7:10. I had to assist by some modest pulling to make it easier on Ruble. The next 3 came very quitely and easily at 8, 9, and 10. Mom is quite calm, and taking excellent care of these four beauties. They are nursing fine, and maybe I will remove their dew claws in the morning. I am very impressed with their markings at this tender age. Thank you LORD for blessing me with this fine litter!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAISIN!
Ch. Saint Lazar's Raisinette on her 8th birthday (9-11-05). I have loved many dogs in my lifetime, but none more than this super girl. Wanda and I did ten days of dog shows in Florida in January of 2006, and I took this then four month old with us for experience. At age 65, I found myself kissing a dog for the first time, and it was Raisin in my arms. She is beloved by everyone that meets her, and she is the definitive Toy Manchester companion dog. She is now owned by my good friend, Delores Dalton of Newnan, GA, and she and Zinfandel sleep snuggled up to Delores every night. She could not have a more perfect retirement home. Thank you Delores, and thank you LORD! (Photo courtesy of Delores)
THREE GENERATIONS OF PLANET EARTH'S FINEST TOY MANCHESTER TERRIERS
Some of my best friends, Debbie & Gene Caron, and Debbie Sharp gathered at Saint Lazar for Labor Day "Boston Butt", and other goodies. The Caron's brought Ch. Saint Lazar's Serena, Brood Bitch of the Year, COM on the left above, who they now own. Her daughter, Ch. Saint Lazar's Diamond's R Forever is in the middle, , and Saint Lazar's Rhema, "Sassy", is Diamond 's daughter on the right. There are non better on this planet and I continue to think GOD for HIS awesome blessings for Saint Lazar and me personally. HE has not left me nor forsaken me, praise HIS name! Photo 9-2-13 by Gene Caron
SASSY AND SONJA AT ATLANTA DOG SHOW SUNDAY, 8-25-13
Our good friend, Sonja Long, "warming" Sassy up for presentation in the show ring. Notice the lead lying on the floor.
Sonja presenting my Sassy to the Judge, who failed to examine the dentition as is required by the AKC Breed Standard for Judging. Oh well.
RUBY TUESDAY'S PUPS BORN AUGUST 24, 2013
Saint Lazar's Ruby Tuesday, bred to Ch. Saint Lazar's Zorro COM, produced a beautiful litter of three pups, 2 girls, and 1 boy about noon today. As fate would have it, I was attending a memorial service for a dear friend's daughter nearby, so when Margie called, I was able to go by and get this photo on my iPhone. I hate cell phone images, but this is better than nothing. Ron will no doubt be sending photos along as he gets time. These little guys are marked beautifully, Zorro has consistently produce super pups with Diamond, and looks like he has done it again. THANK YOU LORD for these little creatures and for my good friends, and co-owners of Ruby, Margie and Ron Ferguson, I love you guys!
RUBY PUPS AT ONE WEEK OLD
It is easy to see that the Ruby/Zorro pups are growing nicely. Thanks Margie for sending this photo!
RUBY PUPS AT TWO WEEKS
Ruby's pups are growing nicely. Margie says they are just about to get their eyes open. Thanks Margie for this photo!
RUBY PUPS AT FOUR WEEKS
Thanks to Marie Ferguson for sending me this nifty photo of Ruby's pups roaming around on the sofa. They are growing nicely, and 3 homes are going to love these fine pups.
SAINT LAZAR'S BARCLAY AND CARTER WALKER
Ch. Saint Lazar Diamonds R Forever & Ch. Saint Lazar's Zorro COM have produced 3 litters of the finest, and the most consistently correct Toy Manchesters Terrier puppies ever seen on this planet. It's as if GOD just used a genetic cookie cutter to give us these great pups. "Barclay" is going to a fine Manchester home in Florida, where she will be dearly loved. There may be one more Diamond/Zorro litter, and if you want the best, now is the time to get on the waiting list. That's my #2 Grandson, Carter Walker (12) holding Barclay.
BARCLAY IN HER NEW HOME
Barclay's new owner, Betsy Raiford of Jacksonville, FL, sent me this lovely photo of Barclay taken 8/14 in her new home. She could not be in a better place than with Betsy. Thank you Lord!
AMBER ARRIVES SAFELY IN FRANCE MAY 29TH
About six months ago Dorothy Kegler in Southern France contacted me about the possibility of getting a nice Saint Lazar female pup. I was able to ship the beautiful little girl pictured above with Dorothy's husband, Florent, to them last week. I have posted Dorothy's note to me upon receiving Amber below.
Hello Charlie, she is very well in her new home. The travel was not good, a lot of rain on the road. But now, sun is with us in the south of France. Her name is AMBRE and not Rubis (because we have another dog ( Betty and the end of the name is "i") ). So, AMBRE is very beautiful and always with Florent or me. A picture of this morning with Florent, more pictures after with sun and me! We must doing slowly the "présentation" with other dogs of the family. And childrens are very happy too. A lot of thanks Charlie for this treasure!
DOROTHY & FLORENT KEGLER FAMILY
Here are Florent, Sacha (8), Dorothy, Aurore (4), and Nils (7). Thank you folks for giving Amber a super good home in France. Maybe I can come see her one day.
BEST IN SHOW FROM RETIREMENT - CH. SAINT LAZAR'S BIGG DOGG SNOOP AT THE PRESTIGIOUS HONG KONG SHOW - UPDATED 5-21-13
I received a telephone call early this evening, Monday, 4/15, from long time friend, Gene Caron, from the show grounds at Perry, GA. Gene said that he had a voice mail from Jeff Yeung in Hong Kong, that Snoop had come out of retirement to win BEST IN SHOW at one of the most prestigious shows in the Orient in Hong Kong. Due to the time difference, it will take some time to get full details and photos, but let me say to Jeff, "this is as good as it gets for you and for Saint Lazar, you are a great friend and dog person Jeff" (Charlie Walker)(Above montage was designed and produced by Gene Caron specially to honor Snoop's outstanding win. THANK YOU GENE! 5-21-13)Note: Jeff Yeung, Snoop's owner and Saint Lazar friend, is the fellow in the black shirt.)
Snoop was a magnificent puppy, and obviously he matured into an even better adult. This beautiful montage, designed and produced by Gene Caron, shows the quality that Saint Lazar is still producing. Thank you LORD!
DEATH TO INTRUDERS
I have been watching Toy Manchester puppies play for over 60 years, and I love to watch them "rough house" each other. They are Terriers, and they play hard, witness this keeper Diamond boy standing over his sibling, who looks dead as a doornail. But they were up and running full bore seconds later. Just happened to catch this moment just right with my Canon 5D Mk3. Boy, do I love these guys!
DELORES DALTON AND THE DIAMOND/ZORRO PUPS HAVING FUN SATURDAY 4/13
I am blessed with friends who love Saint Lazar pups as much as I do. My friend, Delores Dalton, has 2 Saint Lazar dogs, "Raisin" and "Zin". But she loves to come visit and romp with the pups. I have watched TMT pups play for well over 60 years now, and I am not the least bit tired of doing so. Thank you LORD for these nifty creatures, and good friends.
NEW DIAMOND VALENTINE DAY PUPS
I thought surely Diamond would have her pups on Wednesday as she fretted most of the day. But she did not present her first pup, a boy, until 1:05 AM Valentine's Day, 2-14-13. Needless to say, I was up most of the night. She then had a girl, a boy, and last another little girl. They are typically beautiful, "Line Bred" Saint Lazar pups. The above photo was taken at 23 hours of age, and they are nursing great, and Diamond has plenty of milk, and she is eating great too. Thank you LORD for your continued blessing of Saint Lazar! (Thanks to our Son, Martin, is whose huge hands these little guys rested)
DIAMOND PUPS AT 6 WEEKS - EASTER 3-31-13
Debbie Sharp holding the Diamond Girls at 6 weeks of age. One of the girls is going to a fine home in Canada, the other is currently available.
DEBBIE SHARP AND SAINT LAZAR'S RHEMA - "SASSY" IN SHOW RING
Sassy made her show debut this past weekend, and I could not have asked for better performance from this little gal. One can take the written Manchester Breed Standard for Judging, and they would not find one deviation from that Standard in respect to this girls conformation, she is flawless. The only problem is that Judges who know the standard are now almost non existent.
SAMMY AND BUDDY CHAMBLEE
Leigh & Ed Chamblee got "Sammy" above, from Wanda and I about 4 years ago. They loved him so much, that they got another boy pictured below. Leigh & Ed have been a great encouragement to me as I have gone down the path of being a widower. This encouragement always comes at a time that I really need a good word. GOD has blessed me with such great friends! Thank you Leigh for these nifty photos.
Hey Charlie, Hope everyone is doing well. You and your family, as well as Carol and hers, are frequently in my thoughts and prayers. Just wanted to send you a couple of pictures. I am not the photographer that you are, but I love capturing memories. Sammy and Buddy are both doing great. They are inseparable. It is hard to believe that Sammy is now almost 4 and Buddy is 3 years. They are beautiful examples of the St. Lazar's commitment to breed excellence and wonderful temperament. They are the loves of my life, after Ed of course. Stay well and God bless! Leigh Chambley
The boy above is "Smilin Buddy Chamblee". It is easy to see how well loved these boys are. Their demeanor is so pleasant, and their physical condition leaves nothing to be desired. Saint Lazar is blessed with the best owners on Planet Earth.
RUBY TUESDAY WITH HER NEW PUP "JEWEL" 11-5-12
Saint Lazar's Ruby Tuesday is a beautiful gal that I bred and now co-own with my long time friends, Margie & Ron Ferguson. Ruby was bred to my Ch. Saint Lazar's Aden, and I was a bit surprised that this only resulted in one pup. However, this little one turned out to be perfect, see the following photos.
JEWEL AT 11 DAYS OLD
Little Jewel making "Z's" at eleven days of age. Margie reported that she grew like Kudzu since she got all of her mom's milk.
What a healty pup at 17 days of age.
READY FOR HER NEW HOME
Look at this little beauty in Margie Ferguson's arms on January 5th waiting for her new owners to arrive at Saint Lazar. Alice & Marshall Glass from North Carolina waited a long time for Jewel, and Margie and I are very greatful for their patience, and the great home they are providing for her.
BUNNY (JEWEL) AT HER NEW HOME
Alice has given Jewel her permanent name, which is "Bunny". The above photo is Jewel at her home (Jan 12th). Thanks Alice for sending this, please keep them coming.
CHARLIE AND CH. DIAMONDS R FOREVER SHOWING OCT. 20, 2012
GOD has blessed mightily the breeding efforts of Saint Lazar for well over 3 decades, and HE continues to keep his hand on our guys and gals. Diamond, shown above, has produced from Zorro, the most magnificent pups one could ask for. I showed her two days this past weekend, and she took a "Select" ribbon each day. These count toward a Grand Champion title. (Photo by Debbie Sharp)
ATLANTA KENNEL CLUB - DELORES AND ZINFANDEL - OCT. 20, 2012
Delores Dalton and I (Charlie) co-own Saint Lazar's Zinfandel, shown above. Zin is a beautiful boy, with a wonderful temperament. Delores is new to dog showing, but she, and Zin, did a great job this past weekend's dog shows in Atlanta. (Photo by Debbie Sharp)
GREAT FRIENDS WITH WONDERFUL TOY MANCHESTERS
I have been so blessed to have great friends who have encouraged me since Wanda's passing. Debbie Sharp (R) is a Walker family friend of 17 years. She owned Saint Lazar's Dixie for 13 years. Delores Dalton (L) has been a fine friend for over a year now. We retired to Delores home in Newnan, GA after the Saturday dog show, and we all got a "puppy fix". Delores is holding Ch. Saint Lazar's Diamonds R Forever. Deb is holding the Diamond pups, born 7/8, "Windy" (maybe) and Saint Lazar's Rhema, "Sassy" in her left arm. These two ladies are great cooks, and they teach me from time to time. I learned how to make southern style banana pudding from them this visit. Just like my Mom and Wanda used to make. Man is it good. Thank you Ladies, and Thank you LORD for these friends and your continued blessing.
SAINT LAZAR'S RHEMA - "SASSY"
"Rhema" is the Greek word for "the revealed Word of God", but we wlll call her "Sassy" because she looks, and is, Sassy. She is the "Queen " of the Diamond/Zander litter, and she is going to a show home, Saint Lazar to be specific. GOD in his infinite goodness, continues to bless Saint Lazar's planned breeding efforts, and this wonderfully outstanding little gal is a prime example. She is only ten weeks old, imagine what she will be like when mature. She loves my friend Carol, and Carol spent most of yesterday loving on her and giving her some training. Thank you LORD!
MORE OF SASSY
Sassy & Katie
SAINT LAZAR CHAMPION #311 - THANK YOU LORD!
Ch. Saint Lazar's Aden went Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex at local Atlanta dog shows on 8/23-24. The above photo is from July of 2011, but I will get a more recent image in a few days. The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY continues blessing Saint Lazar more than I could ever ask or even think. PRAISE HIS NAME! Oh yes, Aden is the 311th Saint Lazar Champion over the past 40 years or so.
WHERE'S OUR SUPPER?
A Diamond/Zorro boy (rear) and girl looking for their grub. 8/15/12
PLAY TIME IN THE PUPPY PEN
The Diamond/Zorro pups have gotten so playful the past couple of days, that I felt they needed more room than the puppy bassinet gives them. So I put them in the pen on the kitchen floor a few days earlier than I normally would. They had been in there about 5 min. when I got the above photo. You can tell by those tails up that they like it. I will take them out to nurse Diamond, as it is a bit early to wean them. (8-9-12) (Photo from Canon 5D Mk3, ISO 4000, 56mm, f/4.5, 1/60 Sec.)( 4000 is not a mis-type - awesome camera)
THIS IS A TYPICAL EMAIL AFTER A PUPPY SHIPMENT
Hi Charlie, I just finished the best day of my life. Arrival went well. I was monitoring the flight and saw that Kobi was arriving early so I made sure I was there ahead of time to greet him. The only problem was that the two little girls who were waiting for their dog wanted Kobi instead. I won that argument : ) The ride home was fine, Kobi just stared at me then took a nap. When we got home we played in the courtyard then went for several walks. He's already found his favorite places to pee. I can tell already which of his 20+ toys he likes the best, usually the ones that look like rats, big surprise. I can't believe how good he is. I've never had a dog with such a great temperament. While walking, he was pleasant with every dog and person we passed. The sounds of the city don't bother him at all. My direct neighbor met him and knew he was a Manchester, he had one as a child. He said Kobi looked like a show dog. I of course agreed. Kobi enjoyed his meals and didn't have any GI problems. Kobi is sitting in his open door crate watching me type, happy as a clam. I think he's had a busy day and is ready for some shut eye, me too. I can't thank you enough for blessing my life with Kobi. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I hope your feeling better. Best, Robert (8-14-12, Philadelphia, PA)
I HAVE MY EYE ON THIS DIAMOND-Z0RRO GIRL
I put the 4 week Diamond pups on the kitchen floor for the first time this morning. They were cautious at first, but then they began to explore a bit. It is way too early, but still I am watching this little Diamond gal. Her sister is virtually the same though, but I am in no way rushing to judgement. But with 40 plus years experience, I still can't help but form early impressions. I am definitely keeping a girl, maybe both because one will definitely go to a co-owner that is a fine person. They had a good time then climbed up in my lap for a nap. I never get tired of these little guys, thank you LORD! (This pup is now Saint Lazar's Rhema, "Sassy")
RAISIN - ZANDER PUPS
The Raisin boys shown above, born 3/24/12, are from the finest litter of males ever produced by Saint Lazar. Over the years GOD has blessed Saint Lazar mightily in respect to where these fine creatures wind up. The three boys in this litter could not be in better homes. I wish they could have been shown, the competition would have died, but that was not to be. However they are loved and greatly appreciated. My deep thanks to Bootsie & Stan, Monique and Gregg, and to Robert, may GOD continue to bless you all.
Charlie, I have never contacted you before, but I check your web site regularly for updates and pictures. I have a male Toy Manchester I acquired from Karen and Rex Bristol and I have adored this dog from the moment I picked him up! I have always admired the breed but never had any experience with it before. I've had him 4 years now and I've had him since he was 5 months. He is a litter mate to Nelix, Karen and Rexe's dog. Anyway, I know his mama (Ch. Saint Lazar's Serena Brood Bitch of the Year) was from your kennel and I just wanted to tell you how much I admire what you and Wanda has done for the breed. I'd love to have a houseful of these little guys but I don't know if "Dobe" would tolerate it. He is the only male dog I have along with a female Boxer and a PJR Terrier also a female, and both these two dogs are "senior" dogs. Dobe thinks he's their boss and takes very good care of them. I think they like his attention. I just wanted to take this moment to express my appreciation for having a part in making my little dog so wonderful and of course to Karen and Rex for giving me the opportunity to own a Manchester ( or having a Manchester OWN me!) I am grateful to you all. I am retired myself living in rural Oklahoma, but I make most of the major shows in the state and especially watch the Manchesters. One day I may be ready to take the plunge and show myself, of course with Dobe's approval. I just hope you continue to produce outstanding examples of the breed. I will continue to check in on your web site for updates. Thanks again Charlie! God Bless P.S. I think I read you are a pilot. My mother was a WASP during WWII, and I have flying in my blood!
DIAMOND PUPS SATURDAY 7-14-12
One of the major benefits of "planned breeding" as opposed to just randomly breeding a female to any available male is that the results are very predictable. Saint Lazar is the only Manchester breeder on planet earth that carefully utilizes the principles of planned breeding as published by the late Mr. Lloyd C. Brackett. What we get here most of the time is almost perfect Toy Manchesters. We use only known genes that we have observed for many generations. So what we have above are very healthy pups, with excellent markings. I fully expect that they will manifest the superb Saint Lazar temperament as they mature. Thank you LORD!
SAINT LAZAR CHAMPION #310 - CH. SAINT LAZAR'S RUBELLITE - TO GOD BE THE GLORY
CH. Saint Lazar's Rubellite, "Rubel", is a very special girl to me. She had just turned six months old when Wanda went home to be with the LORD. Our Granddaughter, Samantha, had her in her arms the whole time at the funeral home during the viewing for Wanda. I just can't say enough good about her. She may not be the flashiest dog we have had, but there have been none smarter or sweeter. Plus, she perfectly meets the written Manchester Terrier Breed Standard. Except at the beginning, our good friend, Sonja Long has presented Rubel in the show ring way better than I ever could. They are truly a "pair", and I appreciate you so much Sonja. Thank you LORD for her outstanding win in Perry, GA April 13, 2012. (Oh yes Margie, she is a "Jade" dog!) Thanks Gene Caron for the photo!
GOOD WEATHER - OUTSTANDING DOGS - MAGNIFICENT CAMERA
We have had no Spring in Georgia. In the Atlanta environs, we went straight from winter to summer. Everything is starting to, or is in bloom, and if we get a late frost, I don't want to think about the damage. The grass is greening up nicely, as you can see above, and sitting in the yard with the new Canon EOS 5D MK3 digital camera was great fun this afternoon. The dogs put on such a show for me that even with the allure of new photo equipment, they almost had my undivided attention, almost. I did get some nice photos, above is Aden on the left watching old Chase about to take the wild game from his Son, Zinfandel. But Zin is too quick and he retained his kill. I never take these magnificent boys for granted, THANK YOU LORD!
A SURE NUFF REAL TERRIER!
Well they are not called "Bitches" for no reason. Ch. Saint Lazar's Diamonds R Forever, marched over and took the prey. Notice the teeth. The males only rule at the food bowl and when gals are in heat.
CHAMPION SAINT LAZAR'S DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
This beautiful girl has always been a favorite of mine. Her Dam is CH. Saint Lazar's Serena, Brood Bitch of the Year, and her Sire is CH. Saint Lazar's Alexanderite MCOM, two of the best we have ever produced. She is a delight to have around, and she minds impeccably. Photo 2-1-12
A SUPER GOD GIVEN TALENT
I and my family were astounded upon seeing the above drawing on Christmas Day rendered by my Great Grandson, Evan Ferguson, age ten. His mom, my Granddaughter, Krista Rogers Ferguson, had it on her cell phone, and of course I asked her to email me a copy. Even now as I post this, I have tears of appreciation for this fine young man and his mom and dad, Andy Ferguson, and his two brothers, Aaron and Emmett. GOD is so good, and I have told Krista that I will help as necessary to encourage and nourish this wonderful gift GOD has given Evan.
LANA ARRIVES SAFELY IN MONTEREY
I sent "Lana" to Megan & Zachary Tobias in Monterey, CA yesterday, 9/29, and she is pictured above in Zach's arms. He had TMT's as a boy in Michigan, and I am delighted to provide this nifty little gal to this fine young Couple. Here is Megan's email to me below.
Oh my goodness she is perfect! She is so beyond what we could have imagined! Her look & personality are sooo awesome!
She loves the sea lions, we live right near the ocean so we can hear them barking when the fishing boats come in in the morning.
We cannot thank you enough! She is such a little joy!
Sorry the photos are kind fuzzy, they are just with my phone. Zach wants to do a photo of him in his Air Force blues with her, we'll be sure to send you a copy.
Thank you again! God bless you, because you have truly blessed us! Megan & Zachary
FERGIE WAS AVAILABLE TO A GOOD HOME - SOLD IN LESS THAN 6 HRS!
One of the cutest and most intelligent little gals that we have had in a while was available to a good companion home, but she sold less than 6 hours after I posted her availability here. During Wanda's last days, I bred a couple of gals that I would have normally skipped until their next heat. The reason was that I knew I would need to stay very busy to help me through my grief for her. This strategy worked well, and I continue to THANK GOD for his healing hand, and all those beautiful pups. SEE FERGIE, NOW KNOWN AS EMMA, BELOW.
EMMA - AKA "FERGIE" - IN HER NEW HOME IN OREGON
Several weeks ago, Tammy Denny from Lake Oswego, Oregon, flew in to Atlanta and I delivered Emma/Fergie into her hands. Tammy reports that she and her husband are in love with this delightful little girl. And is so often the case, Emma could not be with a better family. The Denny's have Kahli (L) and Kona (R) the two Huskies shown above flanking Emma. Mr. Denny competes in sleding competition with those two beauties. Tammy didn't say, but I expect he uses Emma to "spur" them on.See below.
EMMA APPARENTY LIKES THE TASTE OF FRESH HUSKY
Tammy reports that the dogs all get along just fine in spite of the fact that it appears above that Emma is about to consume Kahli. THANK YOU TAMMY FOR THESE EXCELLENT PHOTOS! THANK YOU LORD FOR THE DENNY FAMILY.
THREE FOR VERMONT
Over the years we have sent several Saint Lazar TMT's to the great State of Vermont, so we are well known there. The 3 pups on the right are going to three related families who are familiar with our quality. The boy on the right is an Opal/Derby pup, and the one eating the dead Parrot and her sister next to her are Brandy/Zander pups, some of the prettiest we have produced. The Brandy girl with the ribbon is staying here. Thank you LORD for all the repeat buyers you have sent us these past forty plus years, and for these beautiful pups that keep Saint Lazar the #1 TMT Breeder on Planet Earth.
SAINT LAZAR'S TANNER IN JUNEAU, ALASKA
I sent my friends, Dawn & Tim Lombard, the Opal/Derby boy pictured above a few weeks ago. He has not yet frozen to death or been eaten by Polar Bears, and looks great. He is a fine looking boy, and is more like his sire in appearance, which is great. He was born 5/22 and Dawn says he currently is slightly over 7 lbs., so he is not going to be a "big" boy, but just right in my opinion. Dawn & Tim are some of that awesome group of friends around the world who prayerfully supported Wanda and I during those very tough times leading up to Wanda's passing. I love you guys! See Tanner's brother, who went to Vermont, on the right in photo above this one.div>
CH. SAINT LAZAR'S INDIANA JONES MCOM ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA
For several years Saint Lazar has had a fine friendship with Paige Saunders of Yurrugar kennel fame in Australia. Paige has had stupendous success intergrating our J.R. Ewing, Renee, and now Indy into her ETT breeding program. Paige recently swept the competition in the "Royal" series of shows with her combo ETT/Saint Lazar dogs. The competition is mortified, and she is receiving the abuse that Saint Lazar has enjoyed for well over 20 years. I congratulated her because that means she has arrived at #1 on the Australian continent. Here is what Paige said in a recent email, "We have been to visit Indy today and to say we are thrilled is an understatement. He is glorious. Temperament that can't be beat. I really look forward to the future. Fingers crossed for some nice babies in early 2012. " I might mention that no one was more supportive than Paige during Wanda's illness. GOD BLESS YOU PAIGE. (Photo courtesy of Paige Saunders)
SAINT LAZAR'S SUGAR ON THE WAY TO A ROUND WITH LAVERNE
A couple of weeks ago, I sent my friend, LaVerne Thompson of Grand Bay, AL, the fine little Opal/Derby pup pictured above. LaVerne named her Sugar, and as one can see, she has a pretty rough life. She gets in 9 holes in the morning, and then she has a nap, then eats, then loafs, you get the picture. LaVerne is a gal for all seasons. I have a photo of her operating a John Deere 450 front end loader in her front yard. In case you don't know, the 450 is a BIG bulldozer. LaVerne is a Pilot like myself, except she is Airbatic proficient, which lay people call "Acrobatic". Me, I fly aircraft strictly straight and level, but I have photos of LaVerne streaming smoke in all sorts of positions. As best I can tell, Sugar has stole her heart, and that of the rest of the family. THANK YOU LAVERNE FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND SUCH A FINE HOME FOR SUGAR!
SIESTA TIME AT SAINT LAZAR
"Stand up and do what? I ain't posing for no stinkin camera in this heat, go away!"
YouTube - Rubel being trained to "stand" by Margie - Click Here
ZANDER GETTING SOME QUALITY TIME WITH DEB
Debbie Sharp has always had an eye for quality, and Zander is the beneficiary in the photo. By the time Deb had been here a couple of hours, she pretty much had everyone in the kennel down pat as to who is who. I remember well her first visit back in 1995, by the time she left for home, she knew everyone, and that included several Welsh Terriers. She loves the Toy Manchester breed every bit as much as anyone at Saint Lazar.
WANDA'S LAST EXIHIBITION- FRIDAY APRIL 15, 2011
Wanda has had a hard time the past few days, so I was surprised when she said she would go with me on the 90 mile drive to the Perry GA shows. I had Raisin and a 6 mo old pup entered. Our good friend Sonja Simmons Long showed the pup, and Wanda showed Raisin in the Open Class in what was Wanda's last time in a show ring. Wanda went to be with the LORD, May 5th, 2011 as a result of pancreatic cancer.
WANDA WALKER "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD"
THE FIRST & ONLY TO EVER BE GIVEN
Some months ago, a few good breeder, exhibitor, Judge, and Handler friends learned Wanda was very seriously ill. At that time the extent of the problem had yet to be learned. So unknown by Wanda until Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, some of these friends wanted to recognize Wanda's outstanding lifetime record with Manchester Terriers. The above MAGNIFICENT AWARD PLAQUE designed and rendered in hammered bronze by Beverly Capstick is the result. SEE THE FULL COVERAGE ON THE LIFETIME AWARD PAGE CLICK HERE
SEE YOU TUBE VIDEO OF TOPAZ AT THE "NATIONAL DOG SHOW" CLICK HERE
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME SAINT LAZAR LINEUP
This awesome photo was taken by Toby Jones, our friend from Charlotte, NC, with Charlie's Canon 7D. From left to right, BISS Grand Champion Saint Lazar's Topaz who went BOV at the Atlanta Classic on Thursday, 10/22 with super Handler Roxanne Sutton presenting her. Next Madonna Lee presenting Grand Champion Saint Lazar's Amazin Raisin (Macy), Charlie presenting Winner's Dog, new Champion Saint Lazar's Morganite, and Wanda with new Champion Saint Lazar's Sahara, who as Winner's Bitch moments later won Best of Variety over 7 Specials. There was nothing in Lincoln NE, other than Neelix, that could even approach this superb quality lineup. GOD in HIS INFINITE GOODNESS could not have given Saint Lazar a better day. Later in the day Wanda learned Striker was Stud Dog of the Year for his record breaking 3rd time, and then she received the never before awarded "LIFETIME BREEDER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" from our breeder, exhibitor, Judge, and Professional Handler friends (yes we do have a few Professional Handler friends). TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
A RECORD SHATTERING 3RD STUD DOG OF THE YEAR AWARD - THANK YOU LORD!
CH SAINT LAZAR STRIKES BACK HOF MSDY MCOM ROM - "STRIKER" - A boy who is so well tempered that you hardly know he is around. Yet this outstanding boy, unique to the Manchester Terrier Breed, is a Hall of Fame member, a Multiple Stud Dog of the Year, 3 TIMES, which means he has produced Champion after Champion from his harem, a Multiple Certificate of Merit Winner for the production of Champions, and a Record of Merit winner. He has produced so many fine pups, I can't name them all, but he is the Sire of the only Puppy, Toy or Standard, to ever win a Best in Show, BISS GRAND CHAMPION SAINT LAZAR'S TOPAZ.(A Gene Caron Montage)
MAGNIFICENT SAINT LAZAR STANDARDS FROM THE PAST
The magnificent pair of Hall of Fame and Register of Merit Standard Manchesters above are Ch. Saint Lazar's Patton HOF ROM (L) and his littermate, BISNS Ch. Saint Lazar's Paula HOF ROM. This photo is from October 1985. Wanda took Paula to the AMTC National Specialty in Reno, NV in 1986 where Paula beat every Toy & Standard Manchester entered. Wanda flew from Reno to St. Louis where she met me (Charlie) and proceeded to win the Purina Invitational, the very first of the now common "invitationals". So here we are 24 years later still turning out No. 1 Standard Manchesters. GOD certainly has a sense of humor, and we thank HIM for it. Remember what I said about Standards Margie!
WANDA AND PAULA AND PATTON 1985
What a beautiful "threesome", Wanda Walker, the Top Manchester Terrier Breeder on Planet Earth, and her two beauties from October, 1985, Patton (L) and Paula, Standard Manchesters.
SAINT LAZAR - AN AKC REGISTERED KENNEL NAME
It is hard to believe, but there are many unscrupulous characters who use legitimate kennel names for their randomly bred dogs. We know of several instances, so we have registered Saint Lazar with the American Kennel Club to prevent this from happening to the foremost breeder of Toy Manchester Terriers on Planet Earth. The Trustee's of Saint Lazar, LLC, will continue to renew this protection well into the future.
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