Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Does my bum look big in this?

 This is Jess, or Dolyhir Amazing Grace (soon to be Reuby), posing in the weighing box.
 Exactly six weeks ago she fitted inside with the rest of Team GB.
Theres not much space left once she's parked.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Get some!

Todays weigh in...

Mo is 128oz
Ripley is 128oz
Bradley is 136oz
and Jess is a staggering 152oz!!

Monday, 29 October 2012

How big?

Question is, how much more like their Dad will the pups have grown this week? Weigh day tomorrow.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Counting the days

 We had more visits today from team GBs new owners and they really are counting the days until they can take their pups home
 Glenn found Jess to be a very active pup
and Ash tried to get his head around the fact that their pup will end up the same size as this one!

Oven ready

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Happy families

 Adam and Lucy came to visit today as they are going to give Bradley a forever home. We think they liked him.
 He seemed very at ease with Adam.
 And equally at ease with Lucy.
Reuben and Reba thought they were nice people and are keen on them having Bradley. So were we.

So the class of 2012 all have homes to go to.

Many thanks to all who contacted us and we have kept contact details to pass on to Rocky's girlfriends owners so if they have litters you might be able to join the Dolyhir Clan.

Next June we will be having our second annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt, so come and meet the clan then.

Anyone wanting a stud dog contact us as we have three lovely boys who are eager to meet the ladies!

Supersize me!

 We were asked today how big will the pups grow, well here's a rough guide, aged nearly three weeks, a bit more than a handful....
 now aged nearly 6 weeks weighing 8 pounds......
 ..while Reuben his Dad aged 30 months breaks the scales at over 55kg of muscle...
 ...little and large... has to be said that Reuben is an impressive lad.....
 ...and soft as warm butter...
 ...just as well really as here is Jess today aged nearly 6 weeks weighing in at a mighty 8.5 pounds, a lap full...
...and Reuben, also a lap dog can take up to three laps if he wants to.

Reuben is available as a stud dog to selected ladies, if anyone would like more details please email

Friday, 26 October 2012

Trouser terror!

Bless em, they have got teeth so want to use them!

Thursday, 25 October 2012


 The new clan members have had their KC names submitted for approval. All being well we now have Bradley as Dolyhir Beautiful Game.
 Ripley is Dolyhir Wayto Remember
 Jess is now Dolyhir Amazing Grace
And Mo is Dolyhir Alfie Blue.

Fingers crossed they will pass muster!

Five minutes peace

Reba is feeding the pups but is loving leaving it to us, especially at 4.30 am! She has also upped her calorie intake which today has included, apart from her food she was given, 1 ltr of goats milk (meant for pups but intercepted en route) 1.5 kg of meat (stolen, this was dog food meat) 1 kg of lean pork mince (this was my food stolen) 2 x pieces of toast and jam donated by little t  and 2 x Jaffa cakes (Rocky's birthday treats)

Here she is sleeping it off. She does deserve 5 minutes peace.

Birthday Berner!

 It really doesn't seem like six years ago that we got to hug our first Berner, to be honest its not, that's in 5 weeks time, for today is Rocky's birthday, and as you can see he was so overcome with excitement he nearly didn't eat his Jaffa cake (traditional Bernese Mountain Dog birthday treat.)
Here he is with Bear one of his many offspring, Rocky has sired at least 32 pups and has 6 grandchildren (think the numbers are right, its late that's my excuse!)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

They sleep, they grow!

 Mo growing....
 Ripley growing....
Jess taking five minutes off growing but Bradley is determined to carry on!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Massive gains

 Its weigh day again and if team GB continue to pile on the pounds, next week we will need bigger scales, or a fork lift.
 The little monsters now weigh in at:
Mo 96 oz
Ripley 96 oz
Bradley at 104 oz
and Jess....
..she is a mammoth 112 oz. Thats a gain of 6 oz a day, and that was weighed before eating dinner!
Trainings going well, formation squatting tonight.

Monday, 22 October 2012


Team GB are growing at an alarming rate, weigh day is tomorrow but frequent checks show that they have put on up to 8oz a day!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Mirror mirror.....

. wall, who is the cutest pup of all?

Which one of team GB is this poseur?

Jess aka Reuby trrying for top spot.

Team GB

Bradley is below:)


 This is Bradley after a huge meal, feeling very sleepy....
 ...nothings going to stop him......
 ...and over he goes..
 ...out of it....
 ..out for the count.... much so he missed the milk bar reopening!

Taking a break

Reba holding the high ground while team GB try and figure out where the milk bar has gone

Saturday, 20 October 2012


Bear spotted me sneaking off with two other clan members.

Some of you will have already read the very sad news of the death of Jesse, a magnificent lad living in the USA. He will be missed by so many and we send our thoughts and prayers to his owners at this very sad time. A link to his blog is on the Tales from the Rock blog. When we get the go ahead we will put a few pics of this lovely dog on our pages.

For now.


Friday, 19 October 2012

The great outdoors!

 The cameras are still broken/bits missing/lost so having to make do with the phone cam so excuse the blurry shots. Team GB are doing well, singing their little hearts out
 and trying to get out of the whelping box
 Ripley is the most adept at this
 but this evening they all got out
and ran out through the front door!