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SAINT LAZAR August 20, 2022 UPDATE - . Esther produced 3 male puppies 8/5, new information will be posted on the revision web site. See URL below. Lydia produced 2 males August 17th. Seri's pups came prematurely and did not survive, we are very saddened. GOD willing, we should have male pups available to go in early Fall. Normally the best way to get one is to send a deposit and get on the waiting list. See the "puppy info" page on this site for pricing and shipping info. (Note: Delta has a complete embargo on puppy shipping at present) PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE MOVED TO A WONDERFUL 33 ACRE LOCATION IN PUTNAM COUNTY, GA. THE NEW KENNEL BUILDING IS IN PLACE. All our guys and gals are once again in one location, and have the very best home to run and play. This will be the most comfortable facility for Manchester Terriers on Planet Earth. PLEASE SEE OUR NEW ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

NOTE - I AM FINALLY WORKING ON A COMPLETE REVISION OF THIS WEB SITE USING THE VERY POPULAR "WIX" WEB SITE EDITOR. IT'S VERY EASY TO USE, BUT THERE IS STILL A LEARNING CURVE. EVENTUALLY THIS WEB SITE WILL BE COMPLETELY REVISED.NOTE: I AM NOW POSTING NEW UPDATES TO THE REVISION HERE https://cawalkerjr8.wixsite.com/testsite


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN A COMPANION DOG AND A "SHOW" DOG?

Answer: At Saint Lazar, 98% of our pups would be graded “show quality” using the official “Breed Standard” as the determinator. Why is this, one may ask. It is simple, Saint Lazar is the only Manchester breeder on Planet Earth who uses “planned breeding” principles to plan which sire and dam to pair for the very best puppies. These principles were espoused by the late Mr. Lloyd Brackett, generally recognized as the parent of the German Shepherd Dog in the USA. There is more detail on this web site. So, there is basically no difference in price for a companion dog vis a vi a “show” dog at Saint Lazar. If you want the best in conformation, health, temperament, et cetera, then it’s SAINT LAZAR hands down!

ESTHER PUPS CAME 8/5/22 AT 12:45 AM TO 4 AM - "YAWN" - 3 BIG BOYS


Esther delivered her pups beside Carol and I on the sofa while we were watching Netflix. Of course I paused the TV while we assisted. Three boys, first came breech and I gave him a pretty good tug the help him out. The 2nd came normal, head first, but I pulled him too as all these guys are big healthy pups. The 3rd came breech, and I again had to give a good pull once I could reach his feet. I had to learn to do this in the 60's with "Georgia Girl", who was not an easy whelper. The main thing to learn is just how tough they are and how hard you can pull whthout injury, they can take a lot more than one would think. All were very vigorous and began nursing immediately. See photo below where they are 5 hours old. Nap time this afternoon, but there is nothing better than new puppies. Seri is due on 8/13, and Lydia on the 18th. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST! (Charlie 404-861-7714)


This was taken about 5 hours after their birth. You can easily discern Esther is comfy and relaxed in one of our larger puppy bassinets. It's placed in our great room where we can see each other all the time. She will live here until the pups are ready to wean, usually around 6 weeks of age. Naturally we will take her out for potty time and exercise frequently. She is a "house dog" and normally would be sleeping with us, but she has been through this before, and will be patient until she can snuggle with us again. A typical Saint Lazar mother, smart as a whip, affectionate, she pretty much wants to be the "Alfa" dog. However, Seri also thinks she is.


ESTHER PUPS DUE MOST ANYTIME - THEY ARRIVED 8/5


Esther is our "House Gal" and is spoiled rotten. She has almost completed her requirements for an AKC Championship, but the "Chinese" virus has interfered. She has produced a previous litter from our 311th AKC Champion, "Aden" and she was bred to him again. We are excited to see what she produces, and when they arrive, they will be portrayed here, and our new web site currently under construction at https://cawalkerjr8.wixsite.com/testsite


NEW KENNEL NOW IN PLACE

Our new 18' X 25' kennel from Southeastern Buildings, is now in place. We are in the process of installing shelving, electrical wiring, and plumbing. Foam insulation will be installed, which will make this the most comfortable Manchester Kennel on Planet Earth. It will include a toilet, sink, water heater, and washer and dryer. There will be room for "man cave" stuff like my reloading equipment, and a modest library. Six 4' X 16' runs will be installed on the left side concrete pad. We will still have access to our original kennel facility in Jasper County, which remains in the family A 42" sidewalk will go in front of the kennel, and around the run side. An extension of the concrete walk will go to the left and up to our patio. We praise the LORD for our new home and this great facility. Further, a fence encompassing about an acre and a half, will surround the kennel and the back yard of the house. No better place to watch our crew run and play. More to follow, GOD willing! 10/28/21 - NOTE 12-4-21: Foam insulation is in place, overhead shelving installed, electrical rough in completed, plumbing rough ongoing now, and my boy, Martin, had nearly completed the six door openings into the six prebuilt runs that have just arrived. We will be moving dogs from the old kennel before Christmas.


FRENCHIE AND ADEN GIRLS AT FIVE MONTHS


The above Frenchie girls in Carol's lap, photo taken 8/29/21/ born April 6th, are excellent examples of the quality of Saint Lazar Manchesters. Anyone familiar with Manchester Terriers can easily see that these two girls are identical to those in the past that produced 311 Saint Lazar AKC Champions over the past several decades. We kept one of these fine gals, Saint Lazar's Seraphim, "Seri". At this writing, 6/7/22, she is having her second heat and will be bred to Nicolas. Hopefully pups would come in August.


FRENCHY LITTLE GIRL SOLD TO A FINE HOME - ALASKA NO LESS!


Deneise & Tim Stigen, of Anchorage, AK came to visit today, Sunday, 4/25/21, to see Frenchy's tiny girl, pictured above with Tim. They had already pretty much determined from talking with me, that they wanted her. Well, upon spending several hours with Carol and I, they would have taken her with them except she's just too young, at 8 weeks, maybe. Frenchy"s five other pups are normal size, so we figure this little tyke is the result of the 2nd or 3rd mating, thus she may be 3 or 4 days premature. Makes no difference, these lovely folks want her. She is laping up Goat's milk very well, and we will continue this every 2 to 4 hours until she can take solid puppy food. Her little tummy gets full real quick.


YouTube - Frenchie pups at age 5 weeks- Click Here

DENEISE INTRODUCING ZENA TO THEIR RESIDENT BROOD - WENT WELL


I have written many times here since 1996, that the LORD sends Saint Lazar the very best of folks to take our guys and gals to their new homes. Deneise and Tim Stigen of Anchorage, AK are no exception. Carol and I deeply appreciate you folks taking time from your trip to come to the Lakehouse and visit with our resident Manchester's. Your time with us was a delight! Zena will get the very best of care and attention until she is ready to join you. One can see Tim had a very protective grip on Zena, and she was not the least perturbed.


FRENCHY WITH HER SIX AT 19 DAYS OF AGE

The above photo was taken by Deneise Stigen and shows their little girl on the left above. It's easy to see how much smaller than her siblings she is. Frenchy is a superb Mama, typical of Saint Lazar's Gals.


NEW ESTHER-ADEN PUPPIES BORN APRIL 7, 2021


Carol and I were watching TV with Esther restless between us on the sofa. Around 10 PM, Carol says she is about to have a puppy. Sure enough, she was having strong contractions (very quite about it), and I realized she was trying to pass a very large pup. I was able to get my fingers around his head, and I gave a very strong pull, hard enough that I thought he would not survive. I should have known from previous times, over several decades, that they are very tough critters. He is doing fine, and so are his siblings, even though I had to pull a bit on the 2nd, a boy. Esther, is like all Saint Lazar mothers, a fine, attentive Mama. Thank you LORD for bringing us the litter in great shape. NOTE: Esther has been bred to Aden again, and pups are due around AUGUST 6, 2022.


NEW FRENCHY-ADEN PUPPIES BORN APRIL 6, 2021


Saint Lazar's Francesca, "Frenchy", presented us with 6 beautiful, healthy and very vigorous pups Tuesday evening, 4-6-21. There are 4 females and 2 males. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A FUTURE LITTER, THE BEST WAY TO GET ONE IS TO MAKE A DEPOSIT AND GET ON THE WAITING LIST. CONTACT CHARLIE AT 404-861-7714. Above photo taken at age 12 hours.


BEAUTIFUL GABBY/ADEN GIRL


This beautiful girl from the litter shown above is a typical Saint Lazar puppy. She has a pedigree no other Manchester breeder on Planet Earth can match. Multiple Stud Dogs of the Year, and Brood Bitch's of the Year. A fine result of "Planned Breeding".


NEW GABBY-ADEN PUPPIES BORN DECEMBER 6, 2020


Right after we got home from Church Service Sunday, Gabby started into labor with her first litter. The first pup, a girl, came about 3 PM, followed about 20 min later by another girl. Then a very long interval followed, with much pacing by yours truly (Charlie) until another large girl came around 8:15 with some "assistance" by me. Then about 35 min later a small male came very easily. They are lined up above around 10 PM. All are doing well.  See more below.


GABBY WHELPED HER FOUR PUPS SNUGGLED UP TO MY SIDE


As Gabby started into labor and contractions, she began to really "fret" and cry out. At Carol's urging, I took her from the puppy bassinet and put her by my side on the love seat across from it, and she immediately settled down as I petted her, and didn't utter a peep until the first pup delivered, when she gave a small yelp. You can see her with that pup above. All four pups were born with me sitting right beside her. I have been present at probably well over 200 litters, and this was a "first". I have been very bonded with Gabby since her birth, which is well documented further down this page. I have often said she is a "clone" of our Kassandra from the early 80's who took 13 Best in Shows, two after her first litter of six. I'm not through showing this beautiful little gal! Thank you LORD!   


"Why should the peace of a true Christian be disturbed by anything which man can do unto him? Has not GOD promised to make all things work together for good to those who love him?" Lt. General Stonewall Jackson CSA


WOW - FINALLY ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL STANDARD MANCHESTER - SAINT LAZAR'S THADDEUS


I drove down to Dunellon, FL on Saturday, 11/21 to visit with Thaddeus' co-owners, Kathy & Chris Cicalese and Thaddeus. To my surprise and delight, I found Thad had continued to grow, and now weighs about 15 lbs. This means he is a mid-sized Standard Manchester, which variety varies from 12 to 22 lbs for show purposes. This size Standard has proven very popular with many Manchester admirers, but hard to find. Although we have concentrated on producing the Toy Variety Manchester for several decades, we have ocassionally produced a "Standard" the genes are in their background. Our last Standard was "General MacArthur, and before him, Saint Lazar's Ring of Fire, "Cash", who was a multiple best in show Standard of about 19 lbs. I am going to try to produce these "natural ear" Standards on a more regular basis. We will see. (More Thaddeus photos further down this page)        


Chris practicing with Thaddeus for future dog shows. 


SAINT LAZAR'S THADDEUS & SAINT LAZAR'S ELLA

Thad is continuing to develope into a superb example of a mid-size Standard Manchester with natural erect ears. One could not ask for a better Standard in any respect, nor a better home than with the Cicalese family, his co-owners. In fact, Saint Lazar is so pleased with our friendship, we recently delivered Ella, a fine female Toy, to the these most excellent folks, also on a co-ownership basis. Thank you Chris, Kathy, Nickolas, and Hannah!


It's easy to see how "mistreated" little Ella is! Truth is, Chris says she "rules the roost" at the Cicalese household, and particularly that includes Thaddeus.


A BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF THADDEUS by HANNAH CICALESE

This is great Hannah! Thank you, Charlie & Carol


EMME PUPS AT 8 WEEKS OLD


The smaller girl has gone to her new home in TN. Today, 10/7, the boy in the middle above, is going to his new home in the Atlanta area. The girl on the left, and the brother on the right, are going to two different homes in Texas on 10/10. These are all great homes, and I thank the LORD for these wonderful pups.       


NEW PUPPIES 8/11/20 - TWO GIRLS & TWO BOYS - FROM EMME AND ADEN


Emme has given us the very best in pups, we currently have five of her progeny in our breeding program. Her grandparents on both her sire and dams side, were litter-mates to our great Ch. Saint Lazar's Diamonds Are Forever, "Diamond". My initial impression of these little pups are they will be the proverbial "chips off the old block". All are sold to wonderful homes.


FIRST EMME PUP - A GIRL - BORN ABOUT 2:05 PM

Emme has had previous litters, and generally she whelps her pups easilly. With this first one, I gave her a tug to help Mama. I have been present at well over a hundred Manchester births since I was in my very early teens, and I never get tired of it. Thank you HEAVENLY FATHER for these wonderful creatures. i always have one of my cameras at hand, and the above photo was taken of her in my left hand at age 5 minutes. You can see she is not completely dry yet. All 4 babies were very vigorous at birth, and nursed almost immediately.


SECOND EMME PUP - A BOY - BORN ABOUT 3:15 PM

The above little fellow followed his sister by about an hour. However, the third pup, a boy did not come until about 3 hours later at 6:15. I was concerned and had called Dr. Schriver, and he said "bring her in". As I picked her up to put her in the carry crate with her first 2 babies, she started contractions again and in 2 minutes produced the 3 pup. He was followed quickly by his sister about 15 minutes later. He is about 5 minutes old in my hand above.


The Emme babies are getting pretty active now that they are 3 weeks old. They are growing and playing with each other when they are not nursing or sleeping. It's hard to photograph them at this age, but I believe the boys are on each end.


SAINT LAZAR'S BENJAMIN - SOLD TO A GREAT HOME!


The problem with being an avid hobby breeder is that you cannot keep every pup. We dearly love the beautiful boy above, but we already have duplicate genes. He has been raised in our home, and he is about 85% house trained. He is a classic Saint Lazar male, great markings, wonderful intelligence and affection, and he weighs 10 lbs. I think he will be about 10.5 lbs at full maturity. He likes riding in the car and going to Home Depot, etc., and naturally he is leash trained. He has a "full" AKC registration, so he could be shown, he certainly has the conformation for show. Be warned, he is spoiled rotten, and sleeps next to me or Carol. Call Charlie for more info, (706) 342-8333 (SEE PHOTO BELOW)


Benjamin is the perfect size for an "inside" companion, and for a loving lap!



ESTHER ON 7-5-20 : PUPS BORN 7-14-20 : BOTH SOLD


Esther is expecting her first litter 7/15. The sire is Asher, who has produced 2 fine litters. She is not real big considering she only has ten days to go. Her mother, "Emme" only produced one pup her first litter, so who knows what Esther may have. Emme was bred her first time to Zorro, who was well along in years, whereas I would expect Asher to continue to have a good sperm count. No matter, it's always in GOD'S hands, and we just ask HIM for healthy pups.


July 14th: Esther was so fretful in our bed, I finally got up with her at 5:15 AM and took her to the puppy basinette. She bore her first pup at 8:15 with some modest pulling by me. The second girl came around 11:15, again with some pulling by me. This 2nd girl immediately found a nipple and started to nurse. The first girl started shortly thereafter. Esther settled in very nicely, and by 7 PM she ate a good supper, and again around 11 PM. The girls were doing fine. The above photo was taken at about age 2 hours.


Here are the 2 Esther girls at age 24 hours. They are nursing fine, and I will remove their dew claws tomorrow morning (7/16) which is a quick and simple procedure. We may keep one of these beauties to show and eventually enter the breeding program, but in any event we have folks on the waiting list for them. Our next litter should be from Emme around 8/15.


ESTHER PUPS AT TWO WEEKS OF AGE


Esther girls on 7/29/20 at age 2 weeks. They look like little Bulldogs they are so fat. There's plenty of milk since there are only 2, and Esther's is obviously very rich. They have just got their eyes open, but it doesn't take long after that for them to begin to explore their basinette. They usually begin to notice us at about 3 weeks, and it's not long after those little short tails will begin to wag. Time to trim their nails too.


ESTHER GIRLS AT 3 WEEKS OF AGE - GOING TO GREAT NEW HOMES!


The Esther girls are now 23 days old, and there are getting more and more active every day. As is usually the case, these little Terriers are emitting the ocassional growl. I looked over at them yesterday, and I saw one bitting Esther on the jaw. Pretty soon there will be some real play going on.


John drove up from Santa Rosa Beach FL on Saturday, 8/29 to visit Saint Lazar at Lake Oconee, and see his beautiful and energetic Esther/Asher female. He will be getting her around September 14th. John is a very experienced dog owner/lover, and this little gal will be in a fine home.  


Our very good friend, Cheryl Arscott is staying with us for a while, and she comes up most every day and plays and loves on the Esther girls. They are super affectionate with every visitor.      



Wow, we really got attached to Esther's two girls, but alas, the time came for them to go to their new homes. As I have written many times, this is the tough part of being a breeder. However, Saint Lazar continues to be blessed with the very best homes for our guys and gals, and the folks above are a prime example! Thanks to John and Cristine for coming to Saint Lazar, and may GOD bless y'all and your pups!


Irene traveled to her Santa Rosa Island, FL home, with her new owner, "John" uneventfully. It is obvious above, that she is adapting to her new environment very nicely, and John confirms this in his note when he sent this photo.


LYDIA-ASHER PUPS BORN APRIL 26, 2020 - ALL SOLD!


SEE THEIR PROGRESS IN THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS

Above are Lydia's 2 boys, and 1 girl, born April 26th. Her first litter, and all went very well. They are 3 days old in this photo, and they are nursing and growing fine. More pups expected in July and August. Call Charie at Saint Lazar, (706)342-8333 to get on the waiting list.


YouTube - Lydia pups at age 4 weeks- Click Here

Baby Girl about to give Carol a kiss


THE FIRST BORN, A LITTLE GIRL, GOING TO A GREAT HOME!


This little girl was Lydia's first born, around 8 AM Sunday morning, 4/26. It is so nice to have pups that were not born in the middle of the night, which is so often the case. She is pictured here at about 4 hours of age, and she is already nursing normally. Lydia is so typical of a good TMT mother, the LORD made her to know exactly what to do, and she did it perfectly.


LYDIA PUPS AT AGE 2 WEEKS


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The Lydia/Asher babies are growing like weeds, above, you can see how healthy they are at 15 days of age. Lydia's mother has great milk for her pups, and it's obvious Lydia is following suit. I have raised well over a hundred TMT litters in my lifetime, and these pups are as good as any I have ever seen at this early age. I am particularly impressed with their markings, which are so important to a dedicated Manchester breeder, which Saint Lazar certainly is. The pups come from a gene pool that is noted for it's superb temperament. The parents and grandparent of these 3 are a delight to have around.


It's Sunday AM, May 31st, and Lydia/Asher pups are 5 weeks old this morning. They are very active and crave attention, which they are getting frequently. I brought them into the kitchen for a bit of play with me, and Mama tagged along too. While I was trying to get comfortable on the floor, the smaller male climbed out of the basket before I was quite ready. However, Mama came right up to explain how things work when it's photo time. All are going to great homes. Thank you once more LORD, for these wonderful creatures!!


MANDY & THADDEUS AT AGE 5 WEEKS

Mandy went to a great home in Kingsport, TN, and Thaddeus is in a wonderful home in FL, and I co-own him with these great folks. We hope to eventually show him. See him below.


Saint Lazar's Thaddeus, at age 3 mo., shown on July 27th in his new Florida home. He really has it rough there! He is one of the finest Saint Lazar males produced in the past 40 years, a true credit to "Planned Breeding" and his great ancestors.


Thaddeus giving some thought to a swim before supper


Co-Owner Chris Cicalese continues to work with Thaddeus twice a day, and the excellent results are shown above on 8-19-20. Thad is just shy of 4 months old, and already he is manifesting an excellent "show" conformation. Lord Chris, I believe you are going to have fun with this beautiful boy once we get past the Chinese virus and have dog shows again. Saint Lazar is immensely proud of you and Thad!



Saint Lazar's Mandy, sister to Thaddeus, in her TN home, she has the super markings and color of her mother, sire, and siblings. This photo was taken on 7/21 and it's obvious she is just about to get both ears fully erect. Thanks for the photo Mike, please keep them coming!


A FINE EXAMPLE OF A "CORRECT" TOY MANCHESTER


The beautiful little guy pictured above was born January 7th. His mother is Emerald Princess, and his sire Saint Lazar's Asher. He is "show quality" in every respect, he has the fine Saint Lazar temperament. He is intelligent, affectionate, very outgoing, beautifully marked, and we have named him Saint Lazar's Benjamin. He loves to play with his half sister, Esther. The above photo was taken 4-1-20. Saint Lazar has produced the finest TMT males over the past 4 decades or so, no one is close, and I rank this guy, even at this young age, right in with all those magnificent guys in his pedigree. Thank you LORD! SEE BEN BELOW



The image above is Benjamin just a week shy of 7 months of age. He is spoiled beyond rotten, Carol loves him, he sleeps right next to me every night, but on Carol during TV time. He is almost house broken, smart as a whip, and he has a great " keenness of eye". His markings are "by the book", and he is 10 lbs., a little smaller than the typical Saint Lazar male of years past. His mother is about to give us another litter around 8/15/20.


 

AUGUSTA KENNEL CLUB 10-5-19


Charlie Walker and Saint Lazar's Esther in the Augusta Kennel Club show ring on Saturday, 10/5/19. Esteemed Judge Ann Savory Bolus Judging. Judge Bolus is one of the very, very few Judges approved for Manchesters that truly know the Breed Standard. It has been a very long time since I got an examination on my entries as thorough as she gave, especially the dentition (teeth) which is very important in Terriers. Esther is on her way, GOD willing, to an eventual AKC Championship title, currently with 14 points. Saint Lazar has achieved 311 AKC Champion titles!


A SHOW DOGS LIFE AT SAINT LAZAR - AWFUL!


Every since Esther's litter mates went to their new homes, she has slept in the bed with Carol and I, and Zeb, and Shadow. I have had hundreds of Manchesters in my 79 years, and this one has stolen my heart once again, same for Carol. Smart as a whip, affectionate, beautifully conformed to the official Breed Standard, and totally spoiled rotten. She was a year old 8/29/19, and she is beginning to get confidence in the show ring, having now won 14 points, including four AKC Puppy Of Achievement points, POA, which is something new. She will not get any more of these because I rarely show in the Puppy Class, preferring the prestigious Breed By Exhibitor Class.


ESTHER AND ZEB WAITING FOR MORSELS


We have a nice room next to the kitchen, that I call the "Sun Room", and I like to serve our meals there. The sofa above is just behind the barely seen chair on the left of the above image, in which Carol normally sits. Esther has learned if she perches there, Carol will eventually turn and give her a bite of something. My protests on feeding dogs from the table fall on deaf ears, but at least they get good stuff, such as scrambled egg, etc.


PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF


Carol trying to eat her "Baby Back" ribs which I have just served up from the pellet grill. She soon sensed Zeb's presence, see below. You can be assured Shadow (Shi Tzu) and Esther got in on this too.


Ah, sweet success!


SAINT LAZAR'S PETEY - A BIG TV BUFF


Petey, who belongs to Tricia and Jim Waite, and Son James, is a big TV fan, here he is watching a good "who done it". Tricia and Jim got their first Saint Lazar boy back about 2001, and say they will never be without one. These are fine friends, and Carol and I appreciate them very much!


SAINT LAZAR'S POSH


This beautiful Emme/Aden pup born 8/29/18, is shown above at her new home in Texas. She lives with a "Blue Lacey" female, and they have bonded nicely according to her proud owner, Dr. Mich Young. We have kept one of her sisters, Saint Lazar's Esther, for showing and to eventually enter our breeding program. Thank you Dr. Young for the photos and videos! SEE NEW PHOTOS OF POSH BELOW


Just wanted to let you know that Posh has been doing spectacularly well! We had a great trip back from Atlanta and everyone is in love with her. She’s sleeping through the night, eating well and making progress on her bathroom habits. We’re enjoying every moment with her and couldn’t be happier with your choice for us. Below are a photo and a video from this morning, playing with her big sister, our 15 month old Blue Lacey and modeling her new sweater to help keep her toasty. Thank you so much! Mich.

What a nifty photo! Thank you Dr. Young for sending these super photos of Posh in the pool. It was difficult to decide which to post. TO OUR VIEWERS, Posh is the littermate sister to our Saint Lazar's Esther, who is pictured elsewhere on this web page.       


For a number of years we enjoyed our pool in Stone Mountain, and sometimes I miss it. All the Manchesters    


PAUL ALLEN (1953-2018) - MICROSOFT FOUNDER - VISITING SAINT LAZAR

 


Allen photo

We were very sad to learn that Paul Allen passed away today, 10/16/18. Paul is pictured above, left to right, Faye Allen, his Mom, Wanda Walker (co-founder of Saint Lazar), Mr. Allen, and Paul's aunt and uncle. One of the least known facts about Saint Lazar Manchesters is how many "notable" persons have purchased their pups from us after looking at what is available elsewhere. Faye Allen visited Saint Lazar somewhere around 1994 and purchased a pup. The above photo was taken by Charlie Walker during the Allen's visit to Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics. Wanda and Faye became friends, and talked from time to time. We subsequently sent a second pup in 1997. This pup traveled to Washington State on the Allen's Boeing 757, which plane now belongs to President Donald Trump, and was widely seen during his campaign. Fine folks, they will be missed by many. (Charlie 10/16/18)


GOD LOVE FRENCHY! SHE WHELPED HER PUPS VERY EASILY, 8-28-18


As you can see further down this page, Frenchy was huge and the pups are doing fine. This is a fine breeding, and I expect these to mature into great TMT's.


EMME WITH HER 4 PUPS


Frenchy had just finished delivering her pups when Emme started into labor a couple of days early. Not to worry, the pups came fully developed and vigorous. I gave her a bit of help with the first pup, but the next 3 came very easy. Still she kept me up to 4 AM keeping an eye on her. Emme has great milk, and the pups have already doubled their size in only 5 days.


COUSIN TITUS VISITING THE EMME PUPS

I sat the puppy basket on the sofa next to Carol and our house guys, Zeb, Titus, and Shadow wasted no time jumping up to see them under Carol's close supervision. There is nothing better than watching a litter of Saint Lazar pups grow up. Thank you LORD for the pleasure they have given me and my family all these many decades!


CH SAINT LAZAR'S ALEXANDERITE HOF MCOM - JUNE 25,2006 - JULY 27, 2020

HE WAS MUCH LOVED!


Zander spent his last years in honorable retirement with my very good friends, Margie & Ron Ferguson, as did his mom, "Jade" and his grandmother, "Peanut". He was given into the loving care of our Creator Monday, 7/27/20. Thank you Margie and Ron for taking such good care of this fine boy. I well remember the day of his birth, and the day I finally achieved his AKC Championship title. He went on to win multiple Certificates of Merit (MCOM) for the consistent production of Champion puppies. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in company with numerous other Saint Lazar Manchesters. I believe every dog currently in our breeding program has Zander in his or her lineage. He was as "good a boy" as one could ask for, thank you LORD for his time with us. (Thank you Gene Caron for this fine graphic montage)


VAYA CON DIOS CH. SAINT LAZAR'S SERENA BBY COM - 1/26/03 - 9/2/18


Over the past 40 years, Saint Lazar has been blessed by GOD with some awesome Toy and Standard Manchesters. Multiple Best in Show winners in both varieties, the only Manchester puppy, either variety, to win a Best in Show, ad infinitum. However, probably the best producer of Champion puppies was Serena. Not only was she a beautiful, obedient gal, she was very affectionate and intelligent. She spent her retirement years with our great friends, Gene and Debbie Caron. Gene has produced many of the graphic montages that have graced these web pages for several years. Serena slept next to Gene every night, and of course he is devastated with her passing. Our prayers are with you Gene and Debbie. They will be holding a memorial service for Serena this week, followed by the scattering of her ashes on the grave of Wanda Walker, her Breeder. Wanda is buried at Saint Lazar in Newborn, GA. GOD bless you Gene and Debbie!


MEMORIAL FOR CH SAINT LAZARS SERENA BBY HOF COM


The folks above gathered at the grave site of Wanda Walker, Co-Founder & Breeder of Saint Lazar, Planet Earth's #1 Manchester Terrier kennel, on Sunday, September 10th. The purpose was to scatter the remains of Serena at Wanda's grave. Pictured, left to right Toby & Ginger Jones (holding CH Saint Lazar's Peaches) Charlie Walker, Saint Lazar Co-Founder, Gene Caron (holding Serena's ashes), Debbie Caron, and Martin Walker, Wanda & Charlie's Son. Everyone picurered has a long history of owning and/or showing the very finest Manchester Terriers, Saint Lazar. Serena spent her final years in retirement with Gene & Debbie, no finer home for a retired TMT. Saint Lazar's main kennel is located behind this group, thru the woods. Martin lives in a new home about 150 yards to the right. (photo by Carol Walker, small Manchester, a gift from Debbie Sharp)


CH. SAINT LAZARS SERENA BBY COM - AT AGE 13 YEARS, 7 MONTHS


2008 Brood Bitch of the Year, Serena lives in a wonderful retirement home wiht long time friends, Gene & Debbie Caron. They brought her to a show in Atlanta yesterday for me to see, but, alas, I set my alarm wrong, and missed the show. A very expensive mistake as I had 3 girls entered. Please see the beautiful montage below that Gene made for us some time ago when Serena was a good bit younger. She still looks great, thank you Gene & Debbie!


SERENA IN YOUNGER DAYS - A CLASSIC EXAMPLE WHY SAINT LAZAR IS NO. 1


Serena produced Diamond, Diamond produced Sassy, Sassy produced Frenchy. There is no substitude for "Planned Breeding", still no other Manchester breeder uses this method, rather choosing to just breed animals "willy nilly". The Arabs learned 2000 years ago the benefits of carefully planned breeding with their Arabian horses. No one exceeds Saint Lazar consistently superior Manchester Terriers. Of course all this comes from the goodness of the LORD.


SAINT LAZAR MANCHESTERS ARE THE BEST! SOME PHOTO EXAMPLES BELOW


You can see above that the boys know Carol is dishing up Diamond Natural Puppy food. Zeb, on the left, gets Taste of the Wild Venison & Bison, and Petey (middle) and Titus get Diamond. We are very picky at Saint Lazar about the food our kennel eats, and our dogs are always in top condition.


TREAT TIME


Vacation time and we are "dog sitting" for the Waites with whom we co-own Frenchy & Petey. We also have Emme here from our main kennel in Newborn, GA while my grandkids vacation. She is a "house" dog, as is Frenchy & Titus. So we have the 5 above, and Shadow the Shi Tzu in bed with us at nap time. However, it' only Petey, Zeb, and Shadow at night. From the left above, is Frenchy, Titus, Zeb, Emme, and Petey in the collar. Carol is giving them a bit of vanilla ice cream which they dearly love. I don't think one would find a Manchester kennel on Planet Earth that GOD has blessed any more than Saint Lazar thru the past many years. Titus and Petey are littermates, and they are drop dead show quality. It's up to us now to get them ready to go in the ring. THANK YOU LORD!


JAMES WAITE AND HIS BOY "PETEY"


Manchesters live a rough life at the Waite household!


ASHER


Saint Lazar's Asher, a small boy beautifully confromed, and with super color and markings. He has a very "sweet" temperament, but he is all "Terrier". Shown here at almost 7 months. We kept him from Frenchy's first litter. He has produced 2 excellent litters, which is to be expected considering his superb lineage. I will probably be showing him again once the Chinese Virus pandemic passes.


SAINT LAZAR'S FRANCESCA - "FRENCHY" WITH TRICIA


I was 10 years old, 1950, when my Dad came in from a business trip to Chattanooga, and he produced a male Toy Manchester Terrier from under his coat. He and Mom had a TMT when I was born in 1940, but this was a first for me and my sister. We began to breed, and eventually show, toys in the early fifties. It was very common for our dogs at that time to grin like Frenchy above in Tricia Waites hands. Boy, does that bring back a lot of memories. Frenchy's pups, Asher and Genie, are a delight, and in Genie, one can clearly see her decent from Ch. Saint Lazar's Diamond's are Forever, "Diamond".


EMME PUPS BORN DECEMBER 20, 2017


The pups are maturing fast, and we are trying to give them more "hands on" time. They are very well behaved, and, typical for Saint Lazar pups, they are very people orientated. I was in the show ring early this morning, 2/4/18, and what I think is supposedly the #1 show TMT was there. I remember, that an inexperienced Emerald Princess, "Emme", their mother above, beat this dog when I showed Emme in the Puppy Class. This was Emme's first dog show. How about that Polly! (Matt is in the middle, and Lydi on the left next to Mama, and Dovey on the right)


EMME PUP "DOVEY" GOES TO TENNESSEE


Terri Rice and her husband came recently from TN to pick up this beautiful girl, "Dovey",born to Emme and Zorro on December 20th. She could not be in a better home. We have kept her brother, Matthias, her sister, Lydia, to show and eventually enter the breeding program. This has been one of our very best litters! See Dovey below


DOVEY AND LUNA HAVE BECOME GOOD BUDDIES


Here is Dovey with her pal, "Luna", who is a mini Goldendoddle. I'm sure Dovey appreciates all that hair to snuggle up to. What a beautiful pair!


SAINT LAZAR'S 3rd GENERATION


Manchester Terriers have been in the Walker family since 1940. Our eldest grandchild, Krista Rogers Ferguson (from our daughter Charlotte Walker Rogers) and her family, are in the process of taking over the Saint Lazar legacy, along with our Son, Martin Walker. Martin is now living on 16 acres in a beautiful new home adjacent to the 22 acre kennel property. Pictured above next to Krista, are great-grandson's Evan (16), Aaron (18), their Dad, Andy (a fine man!), and next to him, Emmett (11) Aaron recently traveled to Orlando with me where we exhibited Gabby & Nate in 4 dogs shows. How wonderful to live long enough to be with almost grown great-grandchildren. Carol and I praise GOD for his goodness and mercy.


SAINT LAZAR'S 2ND GENERATION


My son, Martin (52), the youngest child of my deceased wife, Wanda, and myself is very excited to be a part of the continuing legacy of Saint Lazar, the #1 Manchester Breeder on Planet Earth. He is very excited about moving into a new home adjacent to Saint Lazar's main kennel. He is shown above with Ruble's 12-31-15 litter. We still have the boy on the left, who is a beautiful Standard Manchester, Saint Lazar's General MacArthur.


YouTube - Frenchy Pups at 4.5 Weeks- Click Here

FRENCH PUPS AT 4 WEEKS OF AGE


Here is a photo taken Friday, 7/6, and the pups are 2 days shy of 4 weeks of age.(See video above) The boy (Asher) is the guy on the right in the back. He is still smaller than his 4 sisters, and there is no doubt he is "all boy". Notice those tiny ears already erect at this tender age. They might not stay up, but he sure is cute in the meantime. I usually expect their ears to come up anywhere from 6 to 14 weeks. They are moving around a good bit now, and the boy growls. What can I say, the best on Planet Earth! Thank you LORD! (See puppy page for price and shipping)


CAROL WITH TWO FRENCHY PUPS AT 2 WEEKS OF AGE


Puppies never lack for affection from Carol, or me either. We start holding them and talking to them at about 3 days of age. The result is what you see above, at only 2 weeks of age they are already relaxed and used to being held. This love and attention continues as long as they are with us. Same goes for the adults here at the Lake or at the kennel, plenty of love and attention, particularly from my 3 great grandsons.


SAINT LAZAR'S GABRINA - "GABBY"


Long time visitors will recal that we named Gabby's cousin "Sassy", Saint Lazar's Rhema, which is Greek for " the revealed Word of GOD". Carol and I thought it appropriate that the Italian word for the Hebrew meaning "Hero of GOD; my strength is GOD" would be a good AKC registration name for Gabby, born 4-24-17. The above photo was taken 6/11/17 by one of our Church staff when I went by to drop off sme photos of a recent church event for kids. I hardly ever get in photos on this web page, so my friends who haven't seen me for a while, can see I'm still alive a kicking (a little anyway). I am so blessed, I have had the love and companionship of two of the finest Ladies that GOD has put on this earth, to HIM be the GLORY! Carol loves this little creature, and the others, with all her heart. Thanks for visiting our web site! Charlie


YouTube - Gabby begging for a treat from Carol- Click Here

GABBY AND ROXY DEEP IN CONVERSATION


You will notice Gabby's (R) intense interest in Roxy's report of all the goings on in Athens GA since she and my sister, Mary, visited a couple of weeks ago. Mary is President of the home owners association (townhouses) and there is always juicy dog gossip to impart. In turn Sassy is bringing Roxy up to date on the stuff happening here on Lake Oconee. I heard her telling Roxy about the humongous catfish I have caught from our dock. They are good buddies and much playing goes on after the "catch up" time. (Roxy is age 2, and Gabby only 9 wks here)


GABBY GUARDING HER FOOD


She is only 7 wks. old and yet she is already running all over the house. I took her by the church yesterday, and to Home Depot with me. Naturally she was a big hit. Look closely and you can see her teeth, "don't mess with my food". Already she has the superb markings we look for in a top quality show prospect. Excellent "thumb prints", black "penciling on the toes, beautiful rosette (chest tan), and very nice facial tan. All of this will no doubt change to the desired mahogany color. Her eyes are dark as required by the breed standard, and she has very nice small ears.


GABBY AND EMME PLAYING


Emme came to stay for us for the next week while the Ferguson's are on vacation in Daytona. My son and I will take care of the kennel in their absence. Emme is a "house" dog so she can't stay in the kennel, she climbs the 5' high fence. No matter, we love her here, and she is back to traning her pup in the nuiances of terrier playing. This looks awful, but Emme barely closes her jaw. She sometimes gets Gabby's whole head in her mouth. So we will have Emme, Zeb, and Shadow in our bet tonight, and Frenchy in the puppy basinette at the foot of the bed, while Gabby makes Z's in her pen in the dog room.


GABBY AND CHARLIE IN THE ORLANDO SHOW RING 12-14-17


We are so proud of Gabby at her first show outing. I didn't get her trained as well as I had hoped, ran out of time. Still she won the prestigious "Breed by Exhibitor" Class 2 of the 4 days over strong competion. I have no doubt she will do well in the upcoming shows. Thank you Polly Binek for helping us produce this wonderful gal!


FOR SALE - $25,000 U.S. - Cash Only - ONLY KIDDING!


Photo above is Monday, 6/20 and Gabrina has been running all over our home, wide open, chasing and being chased by Mama Emme. They finally migrated to the office where Carol & I were sitting at our computers. After thoroughly disrupting our endeavors, Emme collapsed in the dog bed in the corner with Zebediah. Gabby got under Carol's desk on the cushion Shadow normally curls up on, laid her little noggin on Carol's foot and went to sleep. She is for sale, $25,000, U.S., cash only. (Hee, hee) LORD, how they steal your heart, and she is only 8 weeks old.


OH MY, ONE PUPPY!


Two months ago we bred Zorro to Emerald Princess, "Emme" which was an excellent pairing according to the proven principles of "Planned Breeding". At 8:05 AM, 4/24/17, after fretting all night, Emme produced a very nice healthy girl. She is shown above at age 10 minutes. I can only surmise that since I had not bred Zorro for about 2 years, coupled with his age, that he just had a low sperm count. We would have normally expected 4 to 6 pups. Even though this is a disappointment to moving forward with our breeding program that my Granddaughter and her family will be continuing, GOD remains in control and I know HE will bring the growth of the kennel and all that goes with it in HIS timing. In the meantime we have bred Frenchy, and Ruble, and Ruby Tuesday are due to come in heat. Ruble seems to be on a one year heat cycle, so we continue to pray for patience for us, and for those on the waiting list. SEE CONTINUING EMME PUP PHOTOS BELOW


We haven't thought about a name for this little girl yet (she is now "Gabby"), but name or not, she is well on her way to becoming the most spoiled Toy Manchester in the world. Carol is already letting her nap with her, and Mama (Emme) is perfectly content with that. She shows no anxiety when we hold the pup. This photo and the next down were taken at age 4 days and she has already doubled her size.


GABBY AT 9 MONTHS - NOW BEING SHOWN


Gabby just completed her 2nd series of shows. Although in the throws of her first heat cycle, she went Best if Variety 2 days. Alas, her hormones raging, she did not show well the next 2 days, and her beautiful kennel mate, and cousin, Genie defeated her. No problem, Genie is a gorgeous gal in her own right, and no doubt a future AKC Champion.


Saint Lazar Sent "Big Dog Snoop" to our friend, Jeff Yeung in Hong Kong back in 2009. Since that time Jeff has faithfully shown Snoop in Asia. You can see some of the unique awards this fine boy has won further down this page. He is now a Champion of course, and even though he is no longer a pup, he is still winning bigly in Hong Kong. He recently won Hong Kong's All Breed Top Dog of the Year 2016, against terrific competiton. GOD has blessed Saint Lazar progeny greatly over the years, no other Manchester breeder is even close, and we are deeply greatful to HIM and to those who have our dogs. Thank you GENE CARON for the super photo montage above, you and Debbie are wonderful friends!


CHAMPION SAINT LAZAR'S CHASE - 5/16/01 - 11/4/16 - Go with GOD old Friend!


Chase passed into the loving hands of the LORD (I believe) peacefully in my arms on Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born 5/16/01 to his mother Tara, and his sire, Klay, the greatest stud dog in Manchester history. Chase produced many litters in his almost 16 years, including numerous Champions. His last months were spent at his kennel home in Newborn, GA where my Granddaughter, and 3 great grandsons, gave him very special love and attention. Thank you Heavenly Father for this beautiful boy and the time he was with us. See more Chase photos below.


Chase being shown by Wanda Walker circa late 2001. He was probably 7 or 8 months of age.


This photo is Chase on September 1, 2001 according to my files. Wow what a gorgeous guy!


Chase having play time in the backyard on March 27, 2010


EMME AND ROXIE


Our 3 month old "Emerald Princess", call name "Emme", is best of friends with my sister Mary's 5 month Yorkshire Terrier, "Roxie". They are shown above on Labor Day weekend resting from several minutes play zooming around the house. Emme is rotten and generally sleeps with Carol and I at night. As is easily seen, she is beautiful and exhibits all the atributes needed to be a "Champion" once she gets in the show ring.


THE BEST OF THE BEST


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-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. We have "Frenchy" kept from this litter


SASSY PUPS AT 13 DAYS OF AGE


Pictured above are the Sassy/Morgan pups on Sunday, 8/9/15, 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 the Sassy Boy getting a kiss from Shadow. Shad is very attentive and tender when we have 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, 7/16/15 when she came to Lake Oconee from Jacksonville, FL with her Granddaughter Kelsey (above) to pick up her Rubel girl born May 1st. 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


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.


REMIE ARRIVES AT HIS 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.


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.


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.


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 9/20-22/2013


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.


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.


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.)


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 bare seconds later. Just happened to catch this moment just right with my Canon 5D Mk3. Boy, do I love these guys!



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!


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.


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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! (Chase is now gone, to our sorrow, Aden is still with us producing great pups, and Zin is in a fine companion home, 6/21/17)


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 (She now resides with great friends in honorable retirement)


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.


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. (Photo courtesy of Paige Saunders)


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. There has been no better friend to Wanda and Charlie, and now to Carol and Charlie.


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


Standards photo

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


Wanda photo

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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