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SAINT LAZAR JUNE 2017 UPDATE - GOD is so nifty, HE continues to bless Saint Lazar in ways I would never ask or think. He has blessed our marriage continously since Carol and I were joined March 25, 2015. We are blessed with a waiting list with those that desire the very best TMT available. It is taking longer that we would have wished to resume our breeding and showing program, but we are now making very decent progress. Hopefully we will have pups available in the not too distant future. Carol is every bit a part of Saint Lazar breeding program as Wanda was, and loves our TMT's completely. The great news now is that my #1 Grandchild (pictured further below) Krista Rogers Ferguson, and her husband, Andy, have taken over the 22 acre Saint Lazar kennel and home in Jasper County. They desire to continue the Saint Lazar legacy and breeding program, in partnership with my Son, Martin Walker, and with my participation and advice for a while. I will continue to co-ordinate sales and breeding as we move toward getting Krista, Andy, Aaron, Evan, and Emmett fully trained in the principles of "Planned Breeding", which is the "secret" to Saint Lazar's unique record of GOD given success. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement from the many who have been faithful visitors here for a long time. Carol & Charlie 6-6-17


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. The above photo was taken 6/11 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


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.


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


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.


SAINT LAZAR'S FRANCESCA - "FRENCHY"


Frenchy, shown above getting a pet from Carol, is expecting her first litter in 6 more days, which will be June 13th. However, it is not unusual for a litter to come a bit early. I predict at least four, but I wouldn't be surprised at 6. No matter, just so long as they are healthy and vigorous. In spite of her size, when I let the house dogs out a moment ago before we all retire for the night, as I opened the front door, I said "get um". Zebediah, Shadow (Shi Tzu) and Frenchy shot out like bullets as there are frequently deer in our front yard, and they dearly love chasing after them. She can still move pretty fast, especially when there is venison to be had. SEE PUPPIES BORN 6-11-17 BELOW, THEY CAME A BIT EARLY


IT NEVER FAILS, FRENCHY PUPS STARTED COMING AT 2 AM SUNDAY 6/11


Over the past 4+ decades, I have watched/helped several hundred Manchester females with their litter births. By far, most start in the middle of the night. Frenchy was restless when we turned out the light around midnight, and sure enough she woke us at 2 AM on the dot delivering her first pup, a nice little female. This went on until after 8 AM when the last came. She delivered easily, the pups are small, she just took her time. We have 4 females, and 1 male, all nursing and vigorous. We will definitely keep a female and the boy to ultimately show, and then enter the breeding program, GOD willing. (shown above at 24 hrs. of age)


FRENCHY WITH HER NEW BROOD


I have said many times on this web site, in the 20 some odd years it has been around, that a "well bred" Toy Manchester female makes as good a mama dog as you could ever want. That continues to hold true for Frenchy, and Emme as well with her one pup. It is amazing how the "big bang" perpertrated all this (tongue very much in cheek). They always know just what to do, they take wonderful care of their puppies, and I never grow tired of it. It is also wonderful to have a loving wife that cares for the TMT's (and Standards) as much as I do, maybe more. Thank you LORD that I have had this blessing not once, but twice. Also I pray that we are back on the road to growing our showing and breeding efforts. Stay tuned y'all!


FRENCHY PUPS 2ND DAY


These pups are only a bit over 48 hrs above, but as one can see, they are getting plenty of milk. Frenchy is taking great care of them.


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, 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.


Mama, "Emme", is a beautiful gal and as soon as she weans her girl, we will start getting her ready to go back in the show ring. In the meantime she needs to give the little girl a "lick" or "sniff" every so often to be reassured that all is okay. Emme is a wonderfully intelligent and affectionate, and she is "easy going", but still very much a Terrier. We fully expect these traits, and those of the Sire, Ch. Saint Lazar's Zorro, to be passed on to this nifty creature. Thank you LORD!


CHAMPION SAINT LAZAR'S BIG DOG SNOOP -WOW!


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!


CHRISTMAS TURKEY DECEMBER 25, 2016


Most all of the Walker family was able to come to Lake Oconee for a wonderful Christmas gathering and dinner. My Granddaughter, Krista Ferguson, brought Emme and Mac at our request. Carol was cleaning up dishes and leftovers when all of a sudden she was surrounded by canines looking for grub. From the left, Zeb, our house dog and bed buddy, Emme, Mac (in the air) he is a medium Standard Manchester, Roxy, my sisters Yorkie, and on the right, Shadow our bed buddy Shi Tzu. The LORD has truly blessed us in every way, and we give him the praise, honor, and glory for HIS goodness!


CHAMPION SAINT LAZAR'S CHASE - 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, not quite 9 years of age.


CH. SAINT LAZARS SERENA BBY 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.


Wow! It has been quite a while since I updated this web page. My left knee was replaced last December and healing has been much slower than when my right was done. However, I am finally getting better and beginning to feel somewhat "normal" again. My Granddaughter, Krista Ferguson (see below) and her family are now fully ensconced in my former home/kennel and they absolutely love the dogs. The Chesters get plenty of time with the 3 boys, and they are maintaining the kennel way better that I was able to do. Emme got off to a great start in her show career in early May, taking a "3 point Major" her first weekend shown. She is a house dog with the Ferguson's, but she also spends some time with Carol and I. Emme, and Gen. MacArthur are shown above with Krista's youngest, Great Grandson, Emmett. Mac will come back to the Lake here with us for more show training in a few days. Frenchy, Sassy's pup will also come for a "refresher" course. They usually sleep with us, which makes four in our bed.


CAROL FEEDING VANILLA ICE CREAM


We have been on a "funky" diet the past 3 weeks (I have lost about 7 lbs.) which allows us a cup of vanilla ice cream after supper. Carol has long spoiled Zeb & Shadow by giving them a dollop whenever we have ice cream. It did not take long for the others, from the left, Zeb, Emme, Juno, Shadow, and Mac, to catch on. It is something to see how quick they scoff it down. Juno is Mac's sister, who we co-own, and who stayed with us while her family was on vacation. It was a constant fracus with almost non-stop playing all day. It's so quite now with Juno back home, Emme back with the Grandkids, and Mac there too for a brief visit. Nobody loves canines more than Carol Walker.


RUBEL PUPS AT AGE FIVE WEEKS


My son, Martin, holding the Rubel-Aden pups born 12/29. They are trying to eat Mama's food, so since they have some teeth, I started giving them some Diamond puppy food today. It that goes well, we will take them from Mom in a couple of days. Also they get their nails trimmed tomorrow.


NEW RUBEL-ADEN PUPS BORN 12-29-15


It has been many years since I failed to fully document a new litter photographically, from the moment to birth until the time they go to their new homes. But, alas, my left knee replacement on December 14th slowed me up more than the right replacement 12/17/14.. These are gorgeous pups, and as usual, Rubel is a great mother. There are 3 girls and a boy. We have kept the boy (on the right) who is Saint Lazar's General MacArthur, and we hope to be showing him as a Standard Manchester.


A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING 2015


Several of our family members were able to celebrate Thankgiving at the Lakehouse here at Lake Oconee, GA. Shown above is Charlie's Granddaughter, Krista Ferguson, with her husband, Andy, Great Grandsons, Evan, Emmett, and Aaron. Andy is holding our Zeb, Evan is holding "Frenchie" (the Sassy pup - Zeb is her Uncle), Emmett has Emme, and Aaron is holding Roxie, the 3.5 Lb., 9 month, Yorkshire Terrier who belongs to my Sister, Mary McNellie. Roxie dearly loves the taste of Toy Manchester Terrier, and vice versa. Update - Krista and her family are purchasing the Saint Lazar Kennel property and under Grandfather Charlie's direction, will continue the Saint Lazar legacy of producing the finest Manchester Terriers on Planet Earth. Thank you LORD!


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.


FIRST TIME OUT FOR SASSY/MORGAN PUPS


It is a nice 73 degree Saturday morning, a bit overcast, and just perfect to put Sassy's pups out for the first time. They are 2 days shy of 7 weeks of age. As you can see, they are now in various stages of getting their ears erect, which really adds to their "persona". Three month old Emme has teased them thru the wire, and they all have had a grand time. They will get their first shots next week and then we can begin to let them scoot around in the yard. Further down this page is a photo of their mother when she was a pup and I was courting Carol. She is nose to nose with Katy, who is gone now. Thank you LORD once more for these delightful creatures.


SASSY GIRL AT 5 WEEKS


Sassy has a little girl that had her ears erect at 4 weeks of age, earliest I have ever observed in probably over 200 TMT litters. She is shown above at 2 days shy of 6 weeks. Her markings are perfect, her temperament typical "Saint Lazar", that is "excellent". There is little question she will mature to "show quality". See below.


Another photo of Sassy's little girl. Notice the perfect thumbprints, toe penciling, chest rosettes, and kissing bumps on her jaw. Flawless!


CANINES HAVE IT ROUGH AT SAINT LAZAR AT LAKE OCONEE!


Carol is shown with my sister, Mary Walker McNeillie, on 9/5. Carol is holding "Roxie", Mary's 5 mo old Yorkshire Terrier, Emme is curled up napping on her lap, her hand is on "Shadow" our Shi Tzu, and Zeb (Sassy's brother) is lying on the hassock. They all sleep on our bed, Roxie too when we keep her for Mary. Mulligan, our Chocolate Lab, sleeps beside the our bed.


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, 8/9/15, 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


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.


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.)


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!


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)


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 (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)


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


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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