Monday, 30 November 2009

Another winner!

This is Mel and HPD (Harvey Puppy Dog) who are very pleased with their first prize in the Central England Bernese Mountain Dog Club Show where HPD won best puppy. What a clever pup! Well done Mel! Dolyhir Berners, simply the best :)
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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Wet, cold and muddy

Rocky wondering why its always raining.
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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Bad boy!

This is Lucy on the right and Chester on the left. Lucy is Rocky's mum, a lovely Berner and the first Berner I ever met. Chester is Rocky's brother, an extremely handsome chap but a bit naughty. We found him in our lane yesterday, not where he should be at all, so we opened the boot of the car, he jumped in and we took him back to his anxious owner. Bad lad.
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Friday, 27 November 2009

HPD chilling

Another top pic of Harvey Puppy Dpg, or HPD chilling out.

We had some news yesterday about Fizz, poor girl had ripped some tendons in her leg and this went infected. Seems like the vet didn't do a good job and its only thanks to the TLC from her owner Liz that she is getting better. She needs to get better soon as she is starring an a play about Adrian Mole, Fizz plays the part of a German Shepherd. That will be worthy of a few photos!
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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Pampered pooch!

Look at this handsome chap with his owner in a very relaxed pose, Harvey (the handsome one :) ) looks so like his Dad, Rocky, and just like his Dad has his humans wrapped around his paws. Berners rule!
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Neat footwork!

Rocky2 demonstrating some nifty footwork to ensure he keeps his pet log

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Essential Accessories

Chances of these glass Christmas decorations surviving the festive season unscathed? With five Berners and four cats playing around the tree. Virtually nil!
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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Sneak attack!

Dotty trying a novel approach to try and get a mouthful of Rocky's dinner
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Monday, 23 November 2009

Head to wind

Rocky standing head to wind by the stream
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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Take a Berner to water

Its rained almost non stop here for 24 hours, the wheelbarrow shows how much rain has fallen at Rock HQ. As the Dolyhir clan take a quick drink from the oversize water bowl we are trying to get jobs done in between downpours. Its not unusual for the Berners to ignore their water bowl and drink from strange places, yesterday they were queueing up to drink from a muddy puddle caused by digging out the base of a new path around the stables.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Rogues Gallery

Another collage as we mess around trying to compose a calendar!
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So cute!

Going through the hundreds of pictures for the calendar I found this one of Rocky as a pup.
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Friday, 20 November 2009

Picture this!

We are having fun at Rock HQ creating a calendar of The Dolyhir Clan. The plan is, if we can, to get some professionally printed calendars. This is one of the pictures showing all the pups with their nick names as given when they were born and with Rocky and Reba in the centre.
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Say Cheese

Rocky giving his biggest smile for the camera
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Tuesday, 17 November 2009


Rocky watching the rescue operation to get the frog from the water tank
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Monday, 16 November 2009

Who turned out the lights?


Bath time for Reba turns into a game with the towel

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Friday, 13 November 2009

Little and Large

Rocky sat in the garden with Fizz (Fish) a good shot to show how big they grow!
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Yer Barred!

A rare shot of all of the Dolyhir Clan at HQ in one place at the same time. They are baffled as to how they should negotiate this gate.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The look of love

Or not! Rocky trying to keep an eye on Maggie who is having one of her turns, see for full details
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Sunday, 8 November 2009

They get everywhere!

Just to show I am not completely obsessed by Berners I thought I would show you a picture I took yesterday of some toadstools, erm, with a, erm, a Berner in the background. Ah well I tried, I really did!
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Saturday, 7 November 2009


Rocky2 enjoying the wind in his fur
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Friday, 6 November 2009

Handsome dude

Rocky looking suitably regal
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Thursday, 5 November 2009

An expert

Reba doing what she does best, relaxing!
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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Family traits

Here's a picture of Reba's mother Dotty on the left and her sister Lossie on the right. Reba looks very similar to her sister.
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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Only playing

Its a good job Berners don't get nasty, look at those teeth!
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Monday, 2 November 2009

You've got a friend

If you have a Berner, you have a friend for life!
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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Spot the fox!

An action shot of the Dolyhir clan before Rocky2 rejoined the family. A lovely black and white shot sent in by MrEd. Can anyone else see a fox in the shot?
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