Saturday, 31 March 2012

Blink and you'll miss it!

Reuben is a larger than life Berner but he can be very agile at times as this sitting jump demonstrates.

Friday, 30 March 2012


Reuben and Rocky posing as Bernese Bookends

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Get in first!

This is one of the class of 2010, a regular visitor to Rock HQ, Biffer, who will be two years old soon, but his owners are taking him on holiday so wont be around for the clan's birthday so they sent in an early birthday wish.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Trick of the light

Rocky is a big dog, Reuben is a bit bigger. In this light he looks massive. Which he is.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Following the leader!

Ouch!! Who let him lead the way! Reuben with a thorny problem.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Bring me sunshine!

Spotty our perfectly formed handsome Berner (available to selected ladies, as are Rocky and Reuben) is a happy Berner at Rock HQ but he very nearly didn't live here, no, he was sold along with the majority of the class of 2009 aged 9 weeks. Here he is on the slope of the Bonsai Mountain, sat in front of Boo Boo or Reuben (all Berners have at least two names) both blowing hard as we, or rather I, train for the BBMC. Again.

Spotty, who was named Rocky (not to be confused with our Rocky) by his new owners was gifted back to us when they were sent to Dubai to work and after much soul searching decided that the sunshine of the desert was no place for a Berner, no matter how good the air conditioning.

Mind you, just lately we have been bathed in glorious sunshine and it looks like its set to continue for another few days. The temperature is more like the norm for June. No wonder these lads are hot dogs!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Hero of the day

Learn how the owner of this unfeasibly long tongue was a hero today, log on to

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Happy Birthday class of 2009

Its the Birthday of the class of 2009, we are lucky enough to have had all the owners keep in touch except for Flash who we haven't heard from in a long time. We know he is well cared for though. Spot, Bliss and Dotty are celebrating here with Jaffa cakes. Fish is now Fizz and has her own web pages and does well in the show ring. Rocky II is HPD or Harvey Puppy Dog and his pic is right at the bottom of this posting taken today and sent in by Mel his owner.

Class of 2009 pictures sent to us by their owners

Spotty on the runway today.

HPD in his garden.

Happy Birthday pups!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bringing up the rear

Aunt Montana seems a bit better but we have decided she needs to go back to the vet, not because she has got slower on the circuit of the Bonsai Mountain, after all she has been known to sneak off back to the cottage when she thinks I am not paying attention, no, shes going back because her bark has changed. Its always been a deep loud powerful bark, which is code for annoying, but its developed into a high pitched whiny squeak type bark which just isn't right. Shes still playing the sympathy card managing to eat my dinner tonight without a telling off, seems pizza is her favourite too!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Guardian of the gates of Hades

There is, s legend has it, a giant three headed dog

called Cerberus

who guards the entrance to Hades.

We've got one too!

The Hobbit

Whats he gots in his pocketses?

Aunt Montana and Reuben very interested in the crinkley packet yours truly had in his pocket, if an empty Wagg packet gets this much attention imagine what I could do with a full one! Extreme field test to follow!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Eyes wide shut

Rockmeister asleep with his eyes open. Kinda funny looking.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Berner Banzai!

Reuben getting airbourne and about to have an impact on his owner!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Bed tester

Aunt Montana has been testing the new delivery of bedding, seems to be up to standard. We don't think she is 100% as she seems to be losing weight. Poor girl is going back to see our favourite vet as soon as he is on duty for another check up.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy days

Spotty where he's happiest up, on the Bonsai Mountain

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Boo Boo

Boo Boo out on the lane, handsome lad.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Lord of the Manor

Rocky on the gravel heap, Lord of his Manor.

Muck and sheep mostly but he's happy enough.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Top Dog

The Rockmeister looking grand

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Route march

Trouble in the ranks!

Spotty and WooZah keeping the pace on tonight's BBMC training session.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Good things come in threes

So heres three pics of Reuben
or BooBoo

Or Lumper.

Big. Bernese. Beautiful. Available as a stud dog to selected ladies!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Big lad!

Reuben is a very big, very handsome Berner.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Over the hills and far away

Reuben our youngest Berner, nearly two years old, has been a bit of a woosey in the mountaineer dept having only sampled the delights of the Bonsai Mountain, whereas Spotty and Rocky have made regular trips to fully fledged peaks. Things changed today, this tired Berner above is enjoying five minutes break, behind and to the right you can just make our X marks the spot, thats Rock HQ. Click on the images to supersize them.

Dont be fooled by the coat, it was baking hot, over 18 degrees which is pretty warm for March in Wales. The coat was needed to prevent sunburn! Booboo felt the need to strech out and catch some rays.

Ask yourself, do you really want that sandwich?

Well do ya! Come on man share it!

Berners are such poseurs when theres a camera about.

I dont believe you forgot my water bowl!

Are we there yet?

Fresh from the stream, cant beat it!

Reuben had a great day out, even better he got back in time to watch England stuff France in the 6 Nations. He is now sound asleep.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Power lifter

Spotty took his weight lifting to a new level today lifting this piece of old oak from the wreckage of the almost barn,

He seemed intent on taking up to his pile of planks, brooms, garden tools, logs and other treasures on the bonsai mountain. A couple of things got in his way, a small shitland pony for one!

Tired out he gives up on the idea, thinks about taking a house brick before opting for a much more manageable mouthful!

Friday, 9 March 2012

More than a feeling

Aunt Montana is almost back to normal after yesterday dramas, she rattles as she moves due to the high number of pills she is having to be fed wrapped up in sliced ham but at least she is on the road to recovery.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Sick as a dog

This grand old Berner gave us a real scare today, Aunt Montana our long term foster dog was desperately ill this morning, so ill that when she was at the vet she just lay still and didnt move at all when examined, shaved, jabbed and poked. Thankfully all is well, she is much better and for the full story log on to

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Observer corp

WooZah and Bliss watching the epic battle with the straw bale.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Spotty can really move!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Rescue remedy

Spotty on patrol getting ready for the BBMC 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Left Right

Berners to the left of me, Berners to the right of me....

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Roll out the barrel

The weather broke today, five days in a row of sunshine it was bound to happen, heres Rocky sheltering from a chill wind.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Me and my backyard

Spotty surveying his back garden. Rescue packs on. You never know when he will be needed. Meantime he watches and waits.