Cookie's Breeder - Ann Westerman

Ann is one of the most concientious breeders we have ever met and is totally dedicated to breeding the best Bernese Mountain Dogs that she can. She cares about the breed very much and is all you could ask for in a breeder.

Ann lives in the beautiful small town of Rockford, Michigan - just north of Grand Rapids. In the photo to the right, she is shown with Cookie's mom, Ch. Aare River Awesome Denali.. We feel very fortunate to have one of her puppies.

We have a few thank you's to some people who helped with Cookie.

On the left in this photo is Ann Westerman's unpaid kennel help and our very good friend, Annette Jordan. Annette has helped Ann with whelping and taking care of her very young puppies. She is shown here with Ch. Aare River Cammoille Tea. Cami is a littermate to Cookie and earned her AKC championship on her first birthday!

We thank Annette VERY much for helping Ann and taking good care of Cookie.

Sylvia Howison's Sablemate line was the foundation of Ann Westerman's Aare River. Sylvia is shown here with her beloved Ch. De-Li Trust Me of Sablemate. Jezebel is Cookie's great grandmother and recently passed away at the age of 12 1/2 years.

Sylvia is a treasured friend of ours who has been involved with Bernese Mountain Dogs since the early 1960's. We enjoy the time we spend with her very much and she has helped us greatly in our understanding of Bernese Mountain Dogs.