PUPPY PRICING AND INFORMATION - TESTIMONIALS

NOTE: There are some folks who have web pages that make a "big deal" about Von Willebrands disease, vWD, which is a bleeding disorder. In the well over 40 years of my experience with TMT's, I have never seen nor heard of a case. It is a moot point at Saint Lazar, we long ago DNA tested our dogs and there is no genetic possibility of a pup obtained from us ever having this problem. vWD could be eliminated from the Breed forever, but many so called "breeders" will not spend the over $100 test per dog.

 

REGULAR PRICES: Toy Female Pups, Companion $2500+, Toy Male Pups, Companion $2200+, For Show males & females, call for price. Pricing for Companion pups depends on several factors, including who is the Sire and Dam, the prices above are the minimum, and do not include shipping, and health certificate expense (required only for airline shipment). A pup from an American Manchester Terrier Club Stud Dog or Brood Bitch of The Year may have a higher price, whether for show or companion. The Companion price is for a "Limited" AKC registration. This means the dog can not be bred nor shown. Pups can be picked up at our kennel, or when the temperature is below 85, or above 20, at time of shipping and receiving, we can ship via air cargo. Delta will take a pup anywhere in the continental US for about $240. A crate is required and we have them available for a modest cost. Sometimes we have a "loaner" available.

I am expecting pups in late 2017.. I do have a modest waiting list, mostly for companion females. To be placed on that list, I require a $50 non-refundable deposit. See prices above. Also I will need to ultimately speak with you so that I may learn about you personally, your experience with dogs, and your facility for keeping a Toy Manchester, before a purchase can be finalized. Please telephone us for more detail, 706-342-8333.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most of our pups go to pet homes, and a high percentage are "show quality". By show quality, we mean that we have used our many decades of experience to determine that a particular show quality pup could be shown to an AKC Championship. Some might do it straight away, others may take a while longer. This is determined by the quality of the pup, the competition in your area, and of course whether you come under decent Manchester Judges. The AKC, in our opinion, is not too picky now days as to who they license to Judge Manchester's. The demand is not great for show pups, so this is why most folks purchasing a Saint Lazar companion pup, in actuality frequently get a "show dog". We treat folks on our waiting list as "first come, first served", subject to the following caveats. Because we are a non commercial show kennel, we get first pick in the event we are looking to keep a pup. Then those very few who are waiting for show dogs are served next. A typical wait for any class of pup is six to twelve months. It may be longer, it may be less, but we will not promise delivery at a specific time, this is simply not possible. We will do our best to fit your schedule, but the LORD determines when pups come, how many, and their sex. Once you are placed on the waiting list, we will do our utmost to keep you posted on our progress toward getting you a pup. You are always welcome to call or email, or even come visit personally.


NEW DIAMOND PUPS 3-23-11



I went out to feed Diamond & Rubel their breakfast just prior for leaving for Wanda's Doctor appointment in Atlanta, and I found Diamond in labor. She was not due until Saturday, but no matter they were coming. So we dropped her off at the Vets. When we picked her up about 3:30, the Staff was effusive in their praise of this first time Mama. Believe it or not the staff rarely see pups born, and never a Toy Manchester. Diamond didn't give them any problem and, as usual with TMT mothers, knew exactly what to do. Another amazing feature of the "big bang". She had 2 girls and 1 boy, and they are about 5 hours old in the above photo. Super great color and markings as to be expected from such outstanding parents in Diamond and Zorro. Hawkeye went to a show home in Switzerland, and we kept Rubel to show and for out breeding program.


AM I PHOTOGENIC OR WHAT?


"Please hurry up with the photos, my feet hurt, and I said I wanted a hot dog, not no stinkin stuffed dog". This future Grand Champ is beyond friendly. Only five weeks old and when we plunked him up on the kitchen counter for some photos, you would have thought he was an experienced model. See photo below at age 5.5 mo.


BELOW IS THE LITTLE FELLOW SHOWN ABOVE, BUT ON 4-10-11



I rececived the above photo from Elisabeth Lang in Switzerland today, 4/16/11. Hawkeye is Rubel's brother of course, 5.5 mo. old, and just look at that magnificent Saint Lazar headpiece, compared to his photo above this one at age 5 weeks. Elisabeth, if you can't conquer Europe with this boy, send him back for a full refund, and I will pay the freight. Thanks a million for the great home you are giving this boy and Orion, and for the photo. See her email below.



Charlie - I guess it is time for some news from Hawkeye. I hoped all the time to get some good pictures but it is almost impossible. If he doesn't sleep he is always very busy running around and I am too slow with the camera. I have at least two hundred excellent pictures of his tail or some legs and about five hundred of the grass around him but no one of the complete dog!! But we don't give up. He does very well, has grown quite a bit and is changing his teeth. I am already sure yet he will get a very excellent bite, maybe all 42 teeth. We will see, but it looks very good. We were training for the show ring a little bit today for the first time and he did excellent. He is a talent and likes to show. I think he will not need much training. He will go to the show ring in September and in June he will start his Agility training. I think he is a big talent in Agility also. Please tell my best wishes and greetings to Wanda. Thank you both very much for sending Hawkeye to Switzerland. - Elisabeth (4-16-11)

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES (AS DINAH ONCE SANG)



It is pouring down rain tonight, "A Rainy Night In GA" and I grabbed one of the Canon's when I saw Wanda talking to the pups. They are just 5 weeks old today, but look at the ears on the little guy 2nd from the right. Wanda says I can sell him for $10,251.19 US Greenbacks only. These little buggers are just eating up being in the kitchen. They lap up goats milk like they never had a bite to eat. Ame is in the kennel, so this may be weaning time. Looks like these beauties will dominate this web page for a while. "JADE DOGS" - WHOOPEE! (Two boys are on the right)


THEY LOOK SO SWEET & INNOCENT WHO WOULD GUESS THAT... (SEE BELOW)



Hawkeye (L) and sister, Rubellite (R) loafing in the kitchen. They appear to be sweet, mild mannered pups, who would think that..... Continued below


IN A HEARTBEAT, THE BEAST APPEARS, AND DEATH STRIKES!



The poor paper towel core was minding it's own business when, out of nowhere, two mighty Terriers attack, and the core was quickly rendered back to nothing but pulp paper. Is no one safe? Naturally the female lead the death charge, look at that vice grip she has, and then the male comes along and dines on the carcass. Just like the Serengeti.


SAMANTHA AND RUBEL



Once again those who have been faithful visitors for a while will recognize our Granddaughter, Samantha Sheppard. I have been showing her on this web site every since I first published it back in late 1996. She was 7 then, now she's a young woman of 21. She still loves the pups just as much as ever. Her Mom, Dawn, our eldest, our number 2, Charlotte, with her husband, Bryan, came to spend the afternoon and be with Wanda. We grilled chicken, and just generally had a great time. Maybe we will see #3, Martin, tomorrow. Rubel was pretty much the center of attention the whole time. Charlotte wants to take her home. No way. (2/5)


puppy photo

A very nice montage from our good friend, Gene Caron, of a puppy growing up at Saint Lazar. There is no more fun that watching a quality TMT grow to maturity, like this fine example. Thanks Gene!


A HERDMASTER/HERDMISTRESS LABOR DAY VISIT


Our super good friends, Debbie & Gene Caron came for a visit today. Regular visitors will know Gene as the author of most of the photo montages on our web site. Especially Kathy Bradley, or whatever she calls herself this week. Of course we went straight out under the backyard oak tree for a puppy pig out. This little 2.5 lb. gal in his arms is the one we have for sale to a companion home, and she licked Gene clean. Many folks know Gene is a fine cook, even ranking with Wanda Walker in that Department, and he served super tender pork medallions, asparagus, and sweet potatoes. Wanda served a fresh made chocolate cake for desert. Everything was great! We then retired back to the yard for more puppy love. See below.


AH EASY PREY


"He feels pretty tough guys, maybe we better boil him"


WHOA - HE'S STILL KICKING


"Don't stand there like a dummy Farley, chomp him, don't let him get away. We can eat on him for a week!"


HEAT UP THE WATER GLADYS - HE'S ABOUT TO CROAK


"Don't forget the crawdads and garlic Morticia, or he wont taste right, he's a Cajun".


TESTIMONIALS

Over the past 4 decades we have received hundreds of testimonials about Saint Lazar pups sent all over the world. They used to in the form of telephone calls, ocassionally a written letter, and a lot of Christmas cards. However, since we published our web site in Dec 1996, email is now the norm. I have posted a few of these for your edification. These are real people, and I suppose if you were of a mind to, they would be fairly easy to find and contact.

 

Received 6-17-10 from Cambridge, MA

Hi Charlie and Wanda, Hope all is well for you! Things are great here in Boston for Swift and I. Everyday I'm so glad that I have her, its great to see the way that she is growing up too. Hard to believe she is almost 8 months old! I have been meaning to send some pictures along, none of my photos compare to Charlie's excellent pictures since mine are just with my iphone but I hope you enjoy. I am not sure how big Swift's other sisters are but she's about 6.5-7lbs now and the vet says its the perfect weight for her size, I know she was always a bit smaller than the others. She always gets me up nice and early and loves to go to the park and play with other dogs there. I'll try to keep you better updated with pictures of the little one :-

Thanks again for the bundle of love (and energy)!

Best,

Melissa


Received 12-16-09 from Springboro, PA

Dear Charlie and Wanda,

Wow!  What an afternoon to remember.  Joe and I went to the airport ticket counter to pick up Duke.  Erie's airport is not a large one by any means, but there were enough travelers in the area that we soon scooted to the car where we put Duke's new sweater and soft harness on him.  He was shivering and I didn't want him to take a chill.  We didn't get pics at the airport.

Joe agreed to head back to my work where my coworkers were waiting in anticipation of seeing this wonderful puppy whose pictures are all over my office and computer desktop. Duke played and chased "ghosts" and entertained all of us.  He had a drink of water and some kibble.  Then the hugs and kisses started!  Several of my coworkers volunteered to "puppy sit" Duke.  Everyone commented on how beautiful he is and what a wonderful personality he has.  Then we left to go home - we didn't get pics at work.  I forgot.

After a 45 minute ride home, Duke went for a quick walk in the snow but decided it was too cold to do his business so we all went inside.  Duke met my husband who commented that he didn't realize how small he would be but look how cute he is! He was immediately in love when Duke headed over to our conure Monte's cage and barked at him while Monte squawked his head off. Monte was quiet after that and just watched while Duke bounced around the living room, then into the dining room, and kitchen.  Joe put out food and water and Duke was obviously hungry.  Twenty minutes later, Duke was looking "busy", so Joe dressed himself and Duke up and took another walk outside.  Success! 

The first evening is always the hardest.  Joe would much rather take Duke into bed with him at bedtime, but we are firm about crate training.  I don't think Duke is sure about the crate having spent several hours in it earlier today, but Joe is sleeping next to him tonight in his sleeping bag so he can comfort Duke in his new surroundings.  I wonder how much sleep they'll get?

Thank you again for such a beautiful dog with such a wonderful persona!  His personality is the best.  Duke loves to snuggle and it is obvious you have spent a good deal of time with him because he just loves people.  He is not shy at all.  He knows he is the center of attention and loves every minute of it.  He bounces when he walks and is so playful!  Your puppy made one young man very happy.  I can't say thank you enough for this wonderful boy!

I will send pics tomorrow.  Have a good evening.

Barbara Armour



Received 6-29-09 from Redwood City, CA

Hi Charlie &  Wanda, 

Congratulations Wanda on the American Kennel Club Medallion for Outstanding Sportsmanship for 2008! What a wonderful achievement and recognition!

Just an update and to let you know Sophie (Saint Lazars Sapphire) is doing great, she was spayed and chipped a couple of months ago and all went well.  Sophie and Sasha are getting along so well together, although Sophie runs the show and usually gets her way.  She is completely house trained, even when it rains, she asks to go outside.  She is excellent on the leash and knows all the commands. She is so smart it is a little scary, she understands and learns very quickly.  Her favorite thing is to fetch the ball and bring it back about 100 times then fall asleep on Paul’s lap!  She also loves to steal socks!

Thanks for such a wonderful creature!

Helen


Received 5-24-09 from Traralgon, Australia

Dear Charlie,

I met Renee for the first time this morning and I am extremely thrilled with her. She only has to spend 5 weeks in quarantine instead of 8. 

I am very grateful that you and Wanda have entrusted me with both Renee and JR. I hope to work with you again in the future.

There really are no better TMTs on planet Earth!

Best,

Paige Saunders


Received 3-14-09 from Marion,Iowa

Charlie-

Anaakin moved into our house without a hitch!!  Too bad our dogs are socially inept-they were half afraid of him at first!!  Everyone has settled in well.  House training is going well as is collar and lead training.  He sleeps in a kennel in my daughter's room for now and has not made a peep!!  We may have to change his name as everyone else here prefers something other than Anakin but we are all in love with him!!  He is everything you said he was and MUCH more!! Truly a gorgeous boy with a huge personality!! I will send some pictures shortly!!  Thanks for your friendship and a beautiful little guy!!

Dianne Miller


Received 10-10-08 from Tulsa, OK

Hi. This is the first time I've logged on my computer since she arrived in Tulsa. I named her "jasmine" and she is wonderful! Everyone who has seen her has said what a terrific personality she has and how friendly she is. She has been so much fun! I have a Bengal cat that was used to being the baby and he is having a great time with her too. They both try to get into my lap at the same time. She is doing very well on potty training also.

I'll send some updated photos soon. Thanks again so much!! She is exactly what I was hoping for. Jeanie


Received 9-24-08 from Atlanta, GA

Hi Charlie,

I wanted to let you know we got home fine with Sammy- “Orange Boy”. He is adjusting well to the “family”. My other dog, Riley, is a little intimidated by all that puppy energy. He is 15 and though he will walk with me every day about ¾ of a mile, he isn’t going to be doing any wrestling and bouncing. The cat is more playful. Thanks to you and Wanda for giving us another blessing. I have enjoyed every minute we have had Riley, and I am so glad that we can continue to enjoy the best of the TMT’s in the world. I am not an expert on show dogs, but I know that you have given us the best companion we could have asked for. I hope you will continue to do what you love, because the world is better for it.

Leigh and Ed Chambley


Received 9-22-08 from Los Angeles, CA

Hi Charlie,

She arrived safe and sound. I didn’t call because I wanted to send a photo along with the acknowledgement. Her flight was delayed an hour but she arrived fresh as a daisy and in great spirits. She is so tiny that neither of us can get over it. She has a wonderful temperament (as you promised) and is cute as a button. She has the house cat on the run and is currently sleeping on my lap here at the office. We aren’t letting her out into the world until she gets her last shot but she has just loved running and playing out on the front yard. She has already been out to a restaurant and shopping – her new life is one of running around with me. She is very smart and learns quickly. She is almost 100% housebroken (thanks) and would be 100% if I paid closer attention to her signals. She hasn’t made a peep until this morning when she barked at the cat. All in all we are very pleased with her and working with you and Wanda was a dream. We really can see the “breeding” in this little dog so all of your hard work has paid off. I will keep in touch and let you know how she continues to develop. Wednesday she is getting chipped and then her next booster then her rabies. Once we get the rabies I will start the process of getting her set to travel to Hawaii as I go several times a year. My Petunia was my “comfort pet” and now little Tulip (not sure if that is what we will name her) will take on that post. Have a great day and I hope Wanda is feeling better. Thanks for everything.

Tamara


Received 7-27-08 from Redwood City, CA

Hi Charlie & Wanda,

Just an update to let you know how much we are enjoying Sophie. She is very smart and learns quickly. I have started her in obedience classes and hope to be showing in obedience eventually. We really adore her, she is such a love! I have attached some pictures and just feel the need to thank you again for your all the work you do to get such wonderful results for such a wonderful breed! Sophie and Sasha get along so well, they are best buddies!

Thank you,

Helen


Received 5-19-08 from Kingsport, TN

Hi Charlie, just wanted to check in and let you know we got green-girl home safely last night. She did wonderful with the long ride! She whimpered maybe a minute right after we pulled out then settled down in my lap. Five minutes later she was asleep. The rest of the trip she spent either napping, looking at cars or nuzzling her head under my chin. She never fussed at all.

Since then she has been a dream of a pup. Last night we put her in her bed that's in a wire crate in our bedroom. We got in bed ourselves and after about 10 minutes she started the common new puppy/separation anxiety whining. I simply told her "NO" firmly, never getting out of bed myself, and she stopped (it's excellent that you guys teach them the meaning of that word before giving them out by the way). I could tell that my voice caught her attention so then in a very soothing voice I said things like "It's ok, we're right here", then quiet. This settled her but 5 minutes later she started again and I repeated the "NO", then giving soothing affirmations once she got quiet. It happened only 3 more times and she went to sleep for the night. We slept like a log the entire night on the fist night of a new pup... we were amazed! So far so good.

Today she has totally come out of her shell. She trots around the house with her tail and ears up like she has lived here for years. The cats all seem to accept her so far, each is curious and calmly watches her from safe spots up high. When she's quiet and still, they will venture a close sniff to check things out. She hasn't caught on to them doing that yet.

The house training is working way better than we expected at this early point. This morning I was having to carry her out while she was shaking like a Chihuahua, she finally did her business after about 15-20 minutes of cowering by my foot. On the last one about 20 min ago, she followed me out by herself, tail and ears up, to her spot and did it in about 1 minute, then came back to sit by my shoe as if to say she's done.

We also bought her a ton of toys today. I had no idea TMT's were such natural fetchers! The very first time I threw out her first toy about 10 feet she brought it back and dropped it! I tried it again and she did it over and over (and over). I've owned a few Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers and while I expected this inherant behavior from them, I thought I would have had to teach fetching to a TMT, not so!

Suffice it to say we are thrilled with our little girl, so far we have named here Chloe (pronounced Klo-E). We are going to see if that sticks for the next day or so. We already love her and we can't wait to see how her personality develops. I'll be sending pics as she grows!

Rob Derouen


Received 4-7-08 from Wayne, NJ

Dear Wanda & Charlie:

I finally realized why you have not responded -- it was because I NEVER sent my last email -- it's been waiting here in "my saved file" to be sent... I am so sorry -- you are probably wondering how she is doing?? Well, she is sleeping at my feet and she is JUST PERFECT!! There's more but..

My first question was regarding her additional paper work and the $20.00 for the registration, etc. I will be happy to send it to you this week. Please note -- we changed her name the night before we picked her up ( and it was unanimous!) -- I asked my children for their thoughts and LOVED this name (plus I picked it because it started with an "M" -- like Morganite):

"Saint Lazar's IT'S ALL ABOUT MiMi" so we just call her "MiMi" for short. Isn't that adorable?? Everyone says that she "is such a MiMi!!"

She has adjusted so well to our busy lifestyle and is always at every soccer and lacrosse game. There are other Mom's there that insist on holding her throughout the games. She stops traffic when we are walking thru the neighborhood or at school - everyone has to say "hello" to her.

Her house-breaking is going "OKAY" -- she sometimes wonders why we keep taking her outside -- only so she can "let-go" when she gets inside. But she USUALLY goes on her Training Pads. I am hoping she will understand the concept soon of outside vs. inside.

She saw "Dr. Pam" and she was in very good health and we had her "micro-chipped" I will send you that information as well. She hasn't had/ or seen a TMT in her office in a long time.

Believe me, she has every amenity that a dog could want -- she is very well cared for and very much loved -- and MiMi KNOWS IT!!

Well let me know what I have to fill out and I will send you the check this week.

I hope all is well .... Hope to hear from you soon...

Regards,

Susan L. Enderly-Peracchio Owner of: Saint Lazar's It's All About MiMi


Received 3-30-08 from Redwood City, CA)

Hi Charlie and Wanda,

Just a note to let you know how much we are enjoying Sophie! She is such a sweetheart! Everyone who meets her falls in love with her. We just want you and Wanda to know how greatful we are to have contacted you and have sent us this wonderful Manchester. By the way, do all Manchesters smile (see pic #Sophie2 3-8)? Sometimes she gives us this 'grill' of a smile. It is pretty cute.

We are going to start obedience classes in a couple of weeks with our old trainer, (maybe you have heard of her) Rosalie Alvarez. We are thinking of possibly showing in obedience in the future as we used to with the dobies.

Anyway, thanks for all your work with the breed, it really shows.

Hope all is well with the both of you.

Warm regards, Paul & Helen


Received 5-23-07 from Enosburg Falls, VT)

Good morning. I hope this letter finds you all in good health. It has been a while since we've written and I just thought I'd give you an update. Titan turned one a the end of March and he's still doing very well. Looking at the way I live now, I don't know how I ever got along without him in my life. He's quite the little character with a serious tough guy attitude. Now that the long winter is almost over (trees are just starting to bloom up here in the great white north and this morning I awoke to 34 degree F temperatures) we are able to spend much more time outside. Does Titan ever love to run. When I first let him out after I get home from work he'll run loops around the yard at top speed just to show off.

He has also developed a new little character trait and I'm not sure if it's common to the breed or not. When he's being a tough guy and he thinks someone is encroaching on his territory he stands his ground and barks, with his super deep voice, but he also kicks his back feet one after the other. His front feet remain completely stationary and he doesn't move, but his back feet take turns kicking backward once with each bark. This results in a little shower of grass coming down all around him. It's absolutely hilaroius to watch, but he seems to take it pretty seriously.

I just recently replaced my digital camera with a digital SLR. It is a Nikon D40x with an 18mm to 55mm and a 55mm to 200mm zoom. I am having so much fun with this new camera. I have a great picture of Titan that I'll send soon. I want to burn it to a disk and send it by mail so you can get all of the resolution. He's developed into quite a dashing young man, if I must say so myself, and I'll try to get the CD out by the weekend.

Warmest Regards

Titan and Tim


Received 5-1-07 from North Carolina)

(Note: Lee adopted a 3 yr old retired Champion male)

Charlie, thanks for the pedigree and the info. I printed it off to show the vet when I take him next week. We will probably get him neutered by July, I’m thinking.

By the way, my friends and neighbors love MoJo so much, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people contact you in the future for dogs of their own. And you know when my Maltese goes, I’ll be contacting you myself for a new puppy. Love this breed!

Y’all take care.

Elizabeth Olsen Landers, "Lee"


(Received 3-20-07 from New Hampshire)

Pate and I are the couple that purchased one of your beautiful gals back in early September. We named her Lilly. She is absolutely GORGEOUS! I cannot begin to thank you enough for such a lovely dog, she has fast become my most loved treasure. She is doing quite well with us up here in the North (New Hampshire) and had her first taste of snow yesterday when the lord blessed us with a white Thanksgiving day. She truly is an angel and I am feel every day is a blessing that she is here.

I’m hoping that your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one, that Wanda is recovering nicely, and that each day brings you more joy than the next.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,

Kelly Verge

P.S. I do need to get some photos down to you guys so you can see what a beauty she is. Her personality represents the perfect companion. She’s warm, comical, loving, affectionate, sturdy and protective.

P.P.S She is the talk of the office (Pete and I bring her to work every day). Don’t be surprised if a co-worker or friend contacts you hoping to get one of their own. (Not to mention, don’t be surprised if by the spring We’re looking to get a second playmate for Lilly !).

Best Wishes Always!!!


(Received 3-2-07 from Radford, Virginia)

Mr. Walker:

It has been some time since I’ve written to you and I thought I would send you this quick note to give you and Wanda much thanks for the precious little boy, “Gunny”. I cannot begin to tell you what this little guy has meant to Amy and to our family. He is such a great addition.

I’ve had several pets in my lifetime but I can honestly say that this little guy is the most precious by far. I did not know a lot about the breed and was a little concerned since he was a terrier. I can honestly say he is the most loveable little fellow. He took right away to our Grand-Daughter Mackenzie and has been the best companion to Amy that we could have ever hoped for. I truly believe God lead you and Wanda to us and that we were meant to have this precious addition.

When we first got him I could not believe that he didn’t bark all the time. He was so pleasant, loving and kind-hearted. He loves to play tag with my husband, late in the evening. My husband is really the only person that he actually barks at – and it is always playful. Gunny still has difficulty being alone. I’m not sure if this is characteristic of this breed or the fact that he really isn’t left by himself very often. He has doggie daycare during the day with my husband, who works from home. In the evening, of course, he has us all for his amusement.

Again, thanks is not enough! Gunny has meant the world to Amy and has helped her through a very difficult time. He has been the light at a rather dark time in her life. I, as well, have been touched by the little loveable soul. Although I’m definitely not his favorite, he does allow me to hold him and love on him. I believe if I ever thought about having a pet again, a Manchester Toy Terrier would definitely be the breed I’d have.

Once again, may God bless you and Wanda and much thanks for our precious baby boy.

Sherry Parsons


(Received 12-92-06 from New York City)

Hi Charlie!!

I have been meaning to write you another note because I have to tell you, each day we are so grateful to have Cocoa. She is so much fun now and such a sweet girl, we just can't tell you how happy we are to have her. It's really a great time now because she's still a very curious puppy, but the "hassles" of getting her housebroken and crate trained are over. She's EXCELLENT about going to the bathroom both inside (on her wee-pad) AND outside. She also sleeps on the bed now (no accidents) and she can even find her way to the wee-pad in the middle of the night if she needs to go. It's really funny. Fortunately for Cocoa, the weather in NY has been relatively mild for this time of year, so she is still spending a fair amount of time outside. She gets several walks a day, and her socialization in the dog runs has been outstanding. You would not believe the number of compliments we get about her. . .she's just about the friendliest pup in the city. She stops to greet just about every person and dog that she runs into. It's really quite amusing to watch her socialize. Not a fear or worry in the world for her.

And as far as pictures are concerned, you may want to hold up a day or so. We took Cocoa to Florida for Thanksgiving (she had a blast) so I have even more recent pictures that I can send you. I can take care of that this weekend.

So, another New Yorker is interested in a pup? We'd be delighted to show her off. I can give Mille a call, no problem. You can also give them my cell phone number and they can try me as well.

Again, I'll get you the Florida photos this weekend. In the meantime, send Wanda our regards and have a wonderful new year.

Jorge


(Received 11-2-06 from Hamden, CT)

Hi Charlie and Wanda, Just wanted to touch base with you and say hello. Sorry it's been so long since we've emailed you, we've been extremely busy. Snoop is doing great! We have been taking him to his puppy socials ( boy, he really gives those dogs a workout....no one can keep up with him ) and today he went to doggie daycare for the first time. He seemed to love it. It's held at the same facility where he goes for puppy socialization. Absolutely everyone who sees him is very impressed with his temperament and beauty. We attached a few more pictures so you can see how much he's grown. We plan on doing an agility class with him since he is so swift on his feet. He's really a member of our family. Thank you for the work you put into him, he's a real treasure.

Muriel and Arian Deutsch (11-2-06)


Received 9-29-06 from Virginia)

Charlie and Wanda,

Well we have now had Gunny for going on 3 weeks, and he is wonderful. His ears as you can see are now standing up and stong. He is a wonderful addition to our home. He is my shadow around that house and does not like to be without me. He got to meet my 5 year old niece yesterday and he did wonderfully. He chased her through the house and they had a wonderful time together. He now has a little space in the basement with my dad all day so he isn't up in his crate all day. The only time he barks or howls is when he first gets put in the crate or space in the basement and when he sees his reflection in the mirror oh and when the phone rings and wakes him up. He loves to bark at himself in the mirror. He will get up in the middle of the night just to see if that puppy is still in fact in the mirror. Other than that he is very quiet. He went to the new vet yesterday to get the last and final shot for the year and of course he was wonderful, prancing around the vet's office with his ears up and showing off for everyone. The vet bragged about what a wonderful looking TMT he was and that she could tell that his parents were show dogs. He showed off for everyone in the vet's office including the little kitten they had in the cage up for adoption. He has the greatest personality. He is an absolute wonderful addition to out home and family. Everyone he comes in contact with loves him. Well I just wanted to let you know how Gunny was doing and thankful we are to have him in our home. More updates and pictures to come.

Thank you again for such a wonderful little guy,

Amy B. Alderman


(Received 4-20-06 from Weston, CT)

Hi Charlie and Wanda, We are doing great! Olive is having so much fun! None of us slept much last night, but we played so hard today, that I think tonite should be more peaceful. Olive had her "get-acquainted" check up with Dr. Noonan. He was so impressed by her. I was very proud of her prancing and entertaining the whole office. Her personality is outstanding! She can be such a lover girl one minute, and such a clown the next. Watching her pounce on her toys warms my heart! Although she seems to favor rocks over all her squeak toys. I hope that you received my photo with Olive. It is my first shot at importing and sending photos. Much love, Tammy


(Received 4-13-06 from Williston, VT)

Charlie & Wanda,

Bruce and I picked up the little guy (Cosmo) at the airport yesterday and I want you all to know that he is the sweetest, most awesome little dog that I have met in my life time. He had jet lag and in between sleeping and gong potty outside he tried to get comfortable with us and his surroundings. He slept all night as Bruce put a hot water bottle in his crate. I am working so I must go, but I want to thank you so much for such a wonderful little dog. We will keep in touch.

Ellen Beaudoin


(Received 1-29-06 from Greenville, SC)

Dear Wanda and Charles,

With only 10 minutes or so of whimpering, and a long nap -- we made it back to Greenville. Caron and the pup greeted each other like long-lost old friends! The dog took to her, and I might add, the other way around too -- like white-on-rice!

We set up the master-bathroom as a temporary nighttime holding area -- figuring we could keep a eye on him, and he would know that we were there too. Caron left the room to do one last thing before turning in for the night, and I snuck him over to our soft bed. Of course he plopped down and went silent immediately, just like it was natural and he owned the whole bed! No investigation, no sniffing, just plop! Once Caron returned she was appalled the pup was in our bed -- however she melted, and in short, the three of us went to sleep immediately like we've been doing it all our lives.

At 2 AM Caron said she thought the dog had to go outside, so I took him out, and we were back to bed in short order, good dog! Now however, he thought it was play time & chew time. Well lets just say the crate is not nearly as comfortable, and the sounds he made for the next two hours would break your heart! We both look like hell due to lack of sleep, but we don't mind.

The puppy so far has been such a great success. The score card reads like this: 2 poopies, and 5 wee-wees outside in the grass (some in the rain!) and one wee- wee in the house which was my mistake. I let him reload on plenty of water, a nap, and failed to take him out immediately upon his wake-up. Oh well, I learned.

In under 24 hours he has become a huge part of our family without question. What ever we do -- he wants to be part of it. In addition, today was Petsmart. He was greeted by many dog lovers, and several other pets as well. What a crowd pleaser! We just love him! Our whole family across the Nation is entering their name suggestions. One name which came close was THOR, suggested by my mother-in-law, but we are still working on it

Of Course Caron and I got absolutely nothing done today that was on our agenda -- which puts both of us behind for Monday morning. But that makes no difference, WE HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL PUPPY, and wouldn't trade him for the World! Separation anxiety? Nope -- he hasn't had time to think about it!

My sister who lives on Coronado Island (San Diego) is now thinking of getting a dog since we have been talking about it so much. I'll be sure to encourage the idea of you guys shipping a TMT to her!

More later, I have to get back into the action,

Charles, and Wanda -- thank you so very much for the hard work, detail, and dedication you put into your work. The rest of us are reaping the spoils.

Best regards, Barry Bettenhausen

P.S. Before I could get this sent, add one more outdoor success to the score card!