Saturday, 30 June 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On!

There seems to be glitch with the Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog site, normal service will be resumed as soon as we find out which lever to pull. Meanwhile for those of you wondering how the clan is doing here is a pic of the Rockmeister meditating on the slope of Oak Bank. The red eyes are from the burning fires of desire as he has just been told one of his loves, Molly, is returning to Rock HQ on monday. This is very exciting news, meanswhile we shall Keep Calm and Carry On.

Friday, 29 June 2012

 Members of the Dolyhir clan searching for my missing boot....
or just messing around on the hill.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Up and over!

Spotty might not be the brightest of the Dolyhir Clan but he is the most agile, here jumping a 5 bar gate

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Scam Warning

We found a scam advert on a site with a similar name to pets for homes, from someone down south of England way claiming to have 3 bitches and 2 dogs for sale. There are immediate signs that this is a con advert as the price the pups are advertised at are £330 and claiming to be pedigree and KC registered. If you respond you get an email that was very similar to an email from a scam a couple of years back asking for loads of details about you, your house, income and inside leg measurement (I made that last bit up) and giving a load of tosh about how the puppies are cared for.  There are no puppies and no doubt the whole point of the advert is to get the unwary or desperate to part with their cash upfront. Buyer beware.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Electronic biscuits?

Do biscuits really go beep? The Budmeister considering the chewiness of a strange beeping biscuit.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Maybe next year.......

Brooke looking thoughtful, probably thinking of the 2nd Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt as she missed the 1st.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Seems so long ago!

 Its only been two weeks since the 1st Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt, seems a lot longer, and we are still getting to grips with the number of pictures taken. So here are three more, Elsa and Elea here with Sonja their owner.
 HPD from the class of 2009 with Mel his owner
and the Budmeister, son of the Rockmeister with his owners Glenn and Nicky

and lets not forget Boris the Boar who was totally commited to the whole event!

Creature comforts

Pippin the really poorly collie having a snooze with Reba as her hot water bottle.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Counting with Berners


Thursday, 21 June 2012

It back

The rains back, so the joy of wet Berners continues!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Big Bear

From the class of 2011 heres a lovely portrait of Bear.

Bella Bella!

 From the class of 2010 here's Bella
 who is mad as a box of frogs according to Hayley her owner
so we are really looking forward to Bella coming here for her holiday again she fits in so well!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Monday, 18 June 2012

Summer of love

A couple of Rocky's girlfriends have contacted him over the last couple of days, hes looking very pleased with his summer plans.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Fathers Day

Rocky the clan patriarch had an extra special dinner for fathers day, well he is a dad 32 times. Here he is with Buddy, his son with Molly. He is hoping she is going to visit again soon.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Love on the rocks

Abi, sister to the Rockmeister, posing for a calendar shot.

Talking about my generation!

 Pictures are still coming in of the treasure hunt, here's one of my favourites taken by Glenn, Buddy's owner, of three generations of Berners.
Lucy is the first Berner we met when we moved to Rock HQ, she is mum to Rocky and Chester. Rocky is Dolyhir Clan Chieftain and he met Molly, owned by Leanne, and they had a lovely set of pups, one of which was Buddy. And this is the family group in front of the aviary.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Let me see!

Spotty trying to get a sneak peek of the piglets

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Great Swiss dogs.....

 One of these dogs is a great Swiss dog, Elsa, the other really is a Great Swiss Dog, Ella.
And here's another of Rocky's boys, Monty, on the right, he is huge, a really nice Berner.

Choices choices....

 Erm.... which one's ours?

Fans of the Clan

We had some return visitors last night, Buddy's clan (hes the clean dog on the right) came for dinner and to see our clan. Rocky is Buddy's dad, they look very alike. Buddy is a great dog and it was fantastic to see him again. Looking forward to the 2nd Annual Dolyhir Treasure Hunt next year!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New additions!

Nala, one of the class of 2009, has been a very clever girl and had 6 lovely pups making the Dolyhir Clan bigger and Rocky a Grandad!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Hounds for Heros

 Still not had time to write up properly the 1st Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog treasure hunt, even less time to collate the photos from several cameras and from different dog owners (I didn't take as many as planned as I was a bit busy) but until I do get a chance to report in full I would just like to say a big thank you to all the Berner owners who turned out to support the event. There were at various times 18 or so Bernese Mountain Dogs here at HQ, plus a collie (one of our previous rescues) and a German Shepherd Dog.
 Most of the Berners here were related to this handsome chap, the Rockmeister, those that were not related were girlfriends (player!) and a lovely Great Swiss, who shares the ancestry of the Berner but is a short haired bigger version, same colouring, lovely temperament.
All the dogs and most of the owners completed the treasure hunt, the winners got a prizes supplied by our kind sponsors Wagg Dog Foods, so thanks to Dalton their dog for making that happen.
In all it was a very successful day, we raised a substantial amount for charity, the grand total is yet to be realised with other donations coming in. In all it was hard work but worth doing and we look forward to the next one same sort of time in 2013. More will follow on this blog, lots more pics of the day but meantime here is a big thank you to our sponsors and helpers on the day.


WAGG Dog Food
Countrywide stores Presteigne
Jill Smith
The Barnes
Keith Tindale
Red Kite Fostering
Wanda and Nick
The Dolyhir Clan

And all of you who came and made the day such fun, thank you for your generosity.

And a big thank you to Boris the Boar who's total commitment made the pig roast possible!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Dog tired

Buddy and friend dog tired after the treasure hunt. Points made prizes!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt

 The day dawned, the trail was set over the Bonsai Mountain which is in the distance.
 There were loads of Berners.
Lots of Prizes supplied by our sponsors, Wagg petfood being one of them. In all a grand day, a full write up to follow, but for now I'm going for a lie down:)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

I did it my way

 The Dolyhir Clan prepared for tomorrows treasure hunt in different ways. Spotty conserved his energy ready for the charge around the trail searching for clues.
 Dotty WooZah tried to get some of the mud off her coat by playing in the straw.
Reuben? Well he went for a wallow with the pigs!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Final countdown

 Rocky "helping" with the final preparations for the Treasure Hunt.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Soggy Doggies!

 Wet (Bliss)
 Wetter (Reuben)
 Wettest! (WooZah)
Members of the Dolyhir Clan watching the attempts to rid the yard of mud before the treasure hunt. The weathers not helping!