WESTHAVEN SAINT BERNARDS has relocated to Nevada( USA).
I share my life with the dogs and feel they are my companions before they are show dogs. I
believe that to raise a well balanced Saint (mentally and physically) they must have
plenty of room to exercise and lots of human contact. To this end, my dogs are indoor-
outdoor dogs - spending their days romping in the play yards and their evenings with me
Westhaven has a litter about once a year. I feel the only good reason to breed a litter is to
produce a better Saint Bernard. I want to be able to devote the time, energy, and funds required
to raising happy, healthy Saintlets.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Susan always wanted a Saint Bernard. While growing up, her family would not allow her to have a
Saint but she always had pets of all kinds (dogs, cats, birds, fish, chipmunks,etc.) In 1973, Susan
was on her own as a professional dog groomer and purchased Max, her first Saint Bernard. Max
died in 1983 and Susan was ready to try her hand at showing. She purchased a puppy from Ivan
Palmblad - Cache Retreat Kennels. Banner finished his championship by the time he was 2 -
always owner/handled by Susan. In 1985, Susan began handling for Cache Retreat and finished
one or two dogs a year for the next 13 years. Dealing with the wonderful Cache Retreat dogs and
learning from Ivan (not only about Saint Bernards but about honesty and integrity) was
instrumental in establishing the Westhaven line. The first Saint champion to carry the Westhaven
prefix was Ch. Westhaven's Let It Be, CGC, HF. Westhaven now has over 40 champions.
Ch. WESTHAVEN'S M'LORD BANNER
Susan's first show dog
Ch. WESTHAVEN'S LET IT BE
Westhaven's first champion
Ch. CACHE RETREAT BANANA SPLIT
One of the great Saints Susan had
the pleasure of handling for Cache
1988 National Specialty show
The SBCA's Centennial Show
Westhaven pups posing with the legendary Bea
Knight of Sanctuary Woods who judged them in
Sweepstakes that year.