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THE BEST OF THE BESTa
By the Grace of GOD, Saint Lazar continues to produce the very best Toy Manchesters on Planet Earth. Saint Lazar's Rhema, above, call name "Sassy", is an example of the super quality our guys and gals produce, she is totally "correct". Her Grandmother was a "Brood Bitch of the Year" and her pedigree is full of "Stud Dogs of the Year". Saint Lazar is the only breeder who had a 3 time Stud Dog of the Year, and who had a "Stud Dog of the Year", who produced a Stud Dog of the year, who in his turn also produced a Stud Dog of the Year. We no longer seek these accolades since dog shows became a "business" quite some time ago. Non the less we still strive to produce the quality that the was demanded in the days when quality counted, not who was showing the dog, etc. We welcome your inquiries.
SASSY'S BOY AT 4 WEEKS
Our long time friend, Debbie Sharp, visited with Carol & I over the weekend, and she got this very cute photo of Sassy's only boy with her iPhone. He was 2 days shy of 4 weeks of age. They are getting very active now, and it's time to move them from the bassinet to a large pen. I believe this little fellow will mature to have a head shaped like his Sire, Morgan. One could not ask for better than that. His markings are flawless, see more photos below. Thank you LORD!
SASSY-MORGAN PUPS BORN MONDAY JULY 27, 2015
While Carol & I were away on a vacation trip, Sassy presented my Sister, Mary, and my son, Martin, with 4 healthy pups in the wee hours of the morning, 7/27 (shown above at one day of age). She whelped the pups easily and require no assistance. However, Martin & Mary were right there with her the whole time. She had 3 females and 1 male, and at this writing at one week of age, they are growing like weeds, and are plenty fat on Sassy's good milk. Their markings are flawless, as was her previous litter with Morgan, and no doubt they will have the superb Saint Lazar temperament.
SASSY PUPS AT 13 DAYS OF AGE
Pictured above are the Sassy/Morgan pups on Sunday, 8/9, at 13 days of age. They just got their eyes open which means they will start getting fairly active by this time next week. Sassy has great milk, and they are growing very nicely. They have excellent markings, and I will not be a bit surprised that they will all be fine "show quality" just as the last litter was from this pair. My Son, Martin, got this photo, he is a very good photographer.
This is Sassy's boy. I know it's very early, but based on my 60 years of personal involvement with Manchester Terriers, I believe he is going to be outstanding "show quality".
Here is one of the Sassy girls. You can see she has her eyes open fully now. She is not the smallest girl, but may appear little in Martin's gigantic hands.
This is the Sassy Boy getting a kiss from Shadow. Shad is very attentive and tender when we hold the pups, a great little guy.
RUBEL BOY GOES TO GREAT NEW HOME
Rubel's super little boy went to his new home in Michigan, Sunday 7/12. Shown above is Jonathan Tromp who splits his time at Grand Haven on Lake Michigan and with his folks, Gloria & John Tromp in Byron Center. They all came to Saint Lazar to pick him up, and we had a great visit. The pup left with his ears still down, and it pleases me to see that he beat his sister in getting them fully erect. This boy is "show quality" in every respect, and I thank the LORD for making this fine home available to him. Thanks a million Gloria, John, and Jonathan!
RUBEL GIRL GOES TO GREAT NEW HOME
Gloria Moyer had been on the puppy waiting list for a long time, well over a year, waiting for a Saint Lazar female pup. Well her wait came ended Thursday, 7/16 when she came to Lake Oconee from Jacksonville, FL with her Granddaughter Kelsey (above) to pick up her Rubel girl born May 1st (see photos further down this page). We had a great visit and they got to see pregnant Sassy who is with us. My Son, Martin, took this nice photo of us as they got ready to head home. Thanks a million for your patience Gloria, now you know it was well worth the wait! Charlie
RUBEL GIRL & SASSY NAPPING WITH CAROL
I got this candid photo of pregnant Sassy and the Rubel girl making a few Z's with Carol on a hot Sunday afternoon July 12th. The girl misses her brother so she is getting a good bit of lap time. Sassy's pups are due 7/30, and she is already "big", we are hoping for 4. See photo of puppy below.
RUBEL/ZANDER FEMALE AT 12 WEEKS
Rubel's girl is smaller than her brother but is maturing very nicely. She has the excellent Saint Lazar temperament, and is intelligent and most affectionate. She is very good about urinating when we take her out to the grass. Her ears will soon be erect, she has the left one up some now.
RUBEL MALE AT 12 WEEKS
The Rubel/Zander boy is shown above at age 12 weeks with Carol's Grandson Connor. This pup went to a fine home in Michigan on July 12th. Thanks a million to the Tromp's.
RUBEL PUPS AT AGE 5 WEEKS
The Rubel/Zander pups were 5 wks old 6/5 and they are pictured above with Carol's Grandson's, Connor & Caleb (R). They are very active now, and I started weaning them yesterday. They took right to the puppy food. (That's Zeb lurking in the left background)
Here the pups are vying for attention from Carol. They are getting very spoiled. The boy is on the left.
Mama (Rubel) keeping a watchful eye on Caleb & Conner playing with the pups at the feet of Carol. Rubel has no problem with us "messing" with her pups, but she does not tolerate our house dogs, Shadow, Zeb, or Mulligan coming anywhere near them.
This is the Rubel/Zander boy, an outstanding little fellow even at the tender age of 5 wks.
SAINT LAZAR NEWS
I heard today today, 5/7/15, in a telephone conversation, that the "word" is that Saint Lazar is no longer breeding Manchester Terriers. Nothing could be further from the truth. I will say that my life style and dog activity changed significantly when I became a widower. After a period of time, I began a 3 1/2 year courtship of a beautiful widow, that ended in our marriage March 25, 2015, see below. I have not updated the web page as often as I used to, particularly the past several months. However, Saint Lazar has not been without a puppy waiting list at any time. Because of the continuing GOD given reputation for the finest TMT's on Planet Earth, the waiting list is almost a dozen at this writing. My new Bride, Carol Vinci Walker RN, is desirous that we continue the Saint Lazar "Planned Breeding" program for a season, and I agree. We welcome your inquiries, and steps are being taken to meet the waiting list with the very best pups available anywhere. This will not happen overnight, but it rare for our new owners not to say "she/he was well worth the wait". Saint Lazar is not a "commercial" breeder, but a continuation of the love for TMT's that began with Charles Sr. and Naomi Walker in the late 1930's. We continue to be very thankful for those great emails, cards, and phone calls that come from Saint Lazar owners all over the planet. Carol & Charlie Walker
RUBEL PUPS AT AGE 4 WEEKS
The Rubel/Zander pups were 4 weeks old on 5/29. They are shown here on Sunday 5/31 in the lap of Julie Dean, Carol's Granddaughter. They are very active now, growling and barking, and playing with each other. They love to be held and you can see they are very calm with Julie.
The female is on the left in this closeup of the 4 week old Rubel pups in Julie Dean's lap. Very sweet temperments even at this tender age. But have no fear, they are still real "Terriers".
WOULD YOU PLEASE GET THIS OVER WITH - RUBLE PUPS AT DAY 16
Here are the Ruble/Zander pups born 5/1/15, at 16 days of age in my wife's hands. The female is the one who is bored and wants to get back to nursing Mama. See more further down this page.
A NEW RUBEL/ZANDER LITTER
True to form, Rubel presented her new litter in the wee hours of Friday morning, May 1st. She had a nice little female at 4 AM, followed by a boy at 6 AM. Here is the girl in Martin's, my Son, hands at about 24 hrs old. These pups go to those currently on the waiting list.
The girl is in the foreground, and brother in the back. This photo was taken Thursday, 5/7, and they have almost tripled in size in six days. My wife, Carol, is the lovely assistant.
Another 5/7 photo. It is obvious, I think, that the boy is the bruiser on the left. Wonderfully healthy pups.
This is the Ruble/Zander boy on May 16th at age 16 days. They got their eyes open about 3 days ago, and by next week they will be scooting pretty good around the puppy bassinet.
Here is the Ruble/Zander baby sister. She is smaller more "feminine" at day 16. I gave them their first nail trim after this photo session. Mother does not appreciate long nails when they nurse, which 90% of the time.
A NEW BEGINNING
At approximately 6:15 PM, March 25, 2015, Carol Vinci & Charles Walker, Jr. (Saint Lazar Kennel) were joined in Holy Matrimony by Dr. Michael Stoval at Centennial Baptist Church in Rutledge. This was a small event with some of Carol's and Charlie's family members present, a few select friends. The ceremony was followed by a grand meal at Longhorn's in Covington, GA where Carol & Charlie went for their first date nearly four years ago. Carol & Charlie were blessed with a super "honeymoon" for ten days in the eastern Caribbean on the Celebrity Equinox. They are now at home at their home on Lake Oconee, GA. GOD is so good to give this former Widow and Widower a new chapter in their life by joining them together as HE moves them ultimately to join HIM.
HONEYMOON FUN ON ST. KITTS
As we were roaming around Saint Kitts shopping and seeing the sights, we ran across a fellow with these 3 monkeys. They were delightful, see below.
Thank you LORD for this sweet, sweet, Lady.
Riding back on the shuttle boat from our voyage down to 147' on the submarine Atlantis off the coast of Barbados.
We met the most delightful Christian couples on the Equinox. Shown above are Carol, Art & Carol Werner, and Dan & Maxine Hunt. They are from Spokane, WA and are regular "cruisers". They all grew up together in Washington State.
THANK YOU LORD!
At about 1 PM, Wednesday, December 17th , I had a total right knee replacement. The above photo is me trying the new implant 2.5 hrs after surgery. I had no pain, still haven't, but I was plenty sore. By Friday, I was able to walk unaided, and my recovery has been fantastic. I realize I look pretty grim above, but honestly I was able to joke with the Therapist who was with me. Somewhere around late Spring, I will talk to Dr. Stokes about replacing the left. I can't praise GOD, my Sister, Mary Walker McNeillie, and my now sweet wife as of March 25th, Carol Vinci Walker, RN, enough for their love and care. All the dogs are doing well, and Debbie Sharp has been a heroine for helping with their care.
REMIE ARRIVES AT NEW HOME
Remie, formerly called "Yankee", safely arrives in his new home in Texas. Thank you Ellen for this photo and the fine new home for this boy.
Family friend, Debbie Sharp, has appeared on this web site many times the past 16 years, and she is pictured with "Yankee", the Ruble/Aden male born 7/3/14. This beautiful show quality male is available now to a show or companion home. See more photos below. Call Charlie for more details and price. (706-468-0220)
"Yankee" is almost perfect to the Manchester Terrier AKC Breed Standard. His color, markings, temperament, and all over conformation, leaves nothing to be desired. He spends almost every evening in Carol's lap (or mine) and is well socialized. He is very affectionate, and very intelligent as is his Dam and Sire. He had never had a lead around his neck until 5 minutes prior to this photo. But Debbie got him settled down and in this good position for an excellent photo. That is a tribute to her patience, and his willingness to please even at this tender young age.
"Yankee" has superb "thumbprints" on his forelegs. I would wish that he had the perfect "black penciling" on his front toes like his Sire, but he has good penciling. His tan is the correct mahogany color that will only improve as he matures. To the best of my knowledge, Saint Lazar is still the only Manchester Terrier breeder on the Planet to use "planned breeding" techniques in producing our pups. No rolling the genetic dice here, so it is no surprise when we get such great quality. Of course all this is a gift of GOD, and HE gets the full credit. I am greatful to be a part of HIS bountiful blessings all these many decades. NOTE: His current weight is about 7 lbs as of 12/8, and he should be about 11 lbs at maturity. He loves to snuggle in my bed.
Here is Yankee with the Sassy/Morganite girl watching him charge the back fence where he has spotted several of the Tyrannosaurus Rex's that live on the back of our acreage. They were trying to get thru the fence to graze on my succulent roses. Upon spotting him coming at them at about Mach 2.63, they quickly left. Good Boy, a "real" Terrier!
SAINT LAZAR'S MONA LISA AT HER NEW HOME
Thank you Judy Poirier for sending me this lovely photo of your Granddaughter, Annette, with your new pup, "Mona Lisa". This is as pretty a pair as I have ever posted on this web page in over 15 years. For those who may be interested, I do have a high quality male pup available for immediate placement. Give me a call at (706) 468-0220 (Charlie) Mona can be seen with her brothers below.
NEW PUPS ARRIVED JULY 3RD AND 4TH 2014 - SEE BELOW.
Ruble/Aden pups were born in the wee hours of the morning, Thursday, July 3rd. She had an easy delivery, about 2 hours apart. They are shown here at 14 days of age in the hands of my Lady Friend, Carol Vinci. Ruble always has superb milk, and they have grown like Kudzu. All have long been spoken for. I am currently accumulating a new waiting list.
Carol holding the Ruble pups with Mom keeping a close watch. Ruble is so sweet to let us handle her pups, and never grumbles at those she knows. Her first litter was born at Carol's back in January 2013, so she knows Carol well.
This is Carol hold Sassy's first pup born mid afternoon of July 4th. She was about 5 min old here. Morgan is the proud sire. I will have more up to date photos in a few days, but suffice to say that they are a little over 3 weeks of age as I type this, and they are awesomely marked, and already "growling" a bit. All of these go to those on the waiting list.
This photo of Sassy and her pups was taken at ten days of age. They are a bit smaller than Rubles pups, then again, Sassy is a "smaller" TMT. Their markings are absolute perfection.
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
These 3 fine Ruble/Aden girls are from the litter of September, 2013. Ruble and Aden have produced superb pups.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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)
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
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!
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.
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.
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
I sent my friend, LaVerne Thompson of Grand Bay, AL, the fine little Opal/Derby pup pictured above in 2011. 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.
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