Sunday, 30 June 2013

Shocking behaviour!

Luckily he didn't get a shock!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Salty sea dogs

 Rocky stowed away on board Miranda so he could stand guard over our afternoon on the beach.
 This is as far as he went into the water
and as soon as he could he bolted for dry land!

Friday, 28 June 2013

999 emergency

 Berners are not blessed with brains and Alfie pictured here on the left
 and here with his companion Spot has a few less brain cells than most
having eaten some socks which got all tangled inside his inside and had to be surgically removed. He managed to pass one after a lot of trouble which alerted his owner to the problem but he was very poorly by the time he got to the vet.
He was a very lucky pup to have survived this, a lovely Berner Berner lad called Drogba, from  Rocky and Sally's litter died after swallowing a rope chewy.
This morning we saw one of ours, Elf, pooh out a plastic bag, she must have robbed the bin. So Berner owners beware. Large dogs, large appetites but small brains.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Rock Star

The Rockmeister sporting his light perm.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

North of the border

Here's a nice video of the northern contingent of the Dolyhir Clan, Buddy from Rocky and Molly, Reuby from Reuben and Reba and associate member Bonny the bonny St Bernard playing chase me in their back garden which is a bit leveller than ours!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Getting to know you!

 Ripley, team GB 2012 pin up girl, meeting Daishka, Viva Espania girl. Ripley is the clean one for a change!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Dolyhir dogs

 Elf and Rocky
The Rockmeister

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Great Swiss hot dogs!

 Sonja sent us these lovely pics of her dogs at the DBMDTH 2013.
 It was a fantastic day and very hot
 so Sarah, a very hot dog
 found a good way of cooling off
until they all got back to HQ where shade, cool stones and big bowls of fresh spring water were on hand.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Happy meter?

Off the scale! The Rockmeister in typical pose!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Bonny the St Bernard having a quiet snooze with Reuby in a headlock hoping she wakes up soon!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I dare you!

WooZah trying to entice the squirrels to come down and play. Squirrels don't play fair like bunnies, squirrels run up trees and call you names. Come here and say that!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Reuby after being told she was missing the 2013 treasure hunt.
Roll on 2014! 2nd Sunday in June for the 3rd annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt and pig roast.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Take it easy

Spotty, Bear and Ripley taking it easy in the shady spots in the garden.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Somethings missing!

 Lorraine with Spot her lovely Jack Russell
and with Alfie the GB 2012 heavyweight who is a couple of items lighter today after a visit to the vets! Poor lad! Buddy and Lucy in the background. Buddy won the best Berner award at the treasure hunt.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Team GB 2012

Team GB 2012 in almost perfect pose.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Photo call!

 How difficult can it be to get 10 Berners from the same family to sit still long enough for a team photo.
 Well with so many distractions
it proved pretty difficult.
The definative picture has yet to be found!

Hounds for Hero's

 I didnt get a portrait shot of everyone with their Berners but heres a start, Liz with Fizz at her shoulder and Daeshka (spell check!) the puppy who come all the way from Spain.
 Mel and Bon Jovi Harvey Puppy Dog (HPD)
Lucy and Team GB 2012's Buddy.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Its a Berner thing!

Here's Clare Villar (shes the one in the white top) presenting me with a painting we had commissioned of Reuben and Ripley. It is fantastic and she has captured our pets perfectly and in incredible detail. Clare does take commissions from all over the country so if anyone wants a perfect picture of their beloved pooch then contact us and I will send her details to you.

Its a Berner thing!

Cup cakes with a theme from the treasure hunt. Its a Berner thing.

How to keep 22 Bernese Mountain Dogs happy!

Those that attended and those of you who know us and our dogs will know that we recommend Wagg as a dog food (our rabbits also get Wagg, not dog food though, but having said that the rampaging Ryelands are not averse to muscling in and getting a few gobfulls of Wagg from the dog bowls) and that when a pup leaves us they leave with a nice big bag of Wagg.
Well the nice people at Wagg sent us a sack of goodies for the treasure hunt for the second year running and this all helped raise money for Hounds for Hero's they were used as prizes for the treasure hunt, raffle or dog awards. So above we have a collage of Wagg prizegivings and apologies for any mistakes but I think we have Danny getting a bag for dog who looks most like Jon Bon Jovi, Lorraine for dog with the Waggiest tail (see what I did there?) Jenny with Brooke for being the only owner who got the right score for the treasure trail and walking the furthest and bottom right is Liz with Fizz who got the award for who travelled the furthest to get here, about 200 miles!
So a big thank you to all who atended and an extra big thank you to Wagg for providing such generous prizes, for supporting us in our fund raising and for making a dog food that our Berners thrive on!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Plant wars...or gardening with Berners

 Ripley. This is my plant.
 Spotty. Wrong! This is my plant and I shall call him George.
 WooZah. You are both soooo mistaken its my plant now!
 Spotty. Well if you got that one I got this one. My plants much bigger than yours!
 Ripley. Told you before. Its my plant!
Ripley. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz still mine Zzzzzzzzzzz

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Perfect 10

 The 2nd annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt took place today. We nearly got all of the class of 2009 together for a family photograph, here's what we managed after several frustrating minutes. We also got most of Team BB 2012, pics will follow, as will dozens of pics of the fun day had by all.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Get well soon

Tean Biffer, class of 2010 wont be at the treasure hunt, Bifs a bit poorly so they are keeping him quiet. Get well soon Biffer and see you soon!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Lapping it up!

Rocky lapping up the fuss from some picnickers! Guess who got a sandwich!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Three amigos part deux!

 Bonny, Buddy andd Reuby
Buddy, Reuby and Bonny in the Northern Clans remake of the Three Amigos.

You can see these dogs at the treasure hunt, all being well, fingers crossed etc etc

The weathers set to be fantastic so come on over and have a fun day in the countryside!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Three amigos

Bliss, Reuben and Elf almost behaving themself. Hopefully they will be on their best behaviour for the treasure hunt on sunday. Anyone wanting directions please email us! The weathers supposed to be good so lets have a lot of Berners here to raise money for Hounds for Heros!

Monday, 3 June 2013


 Here is Reuby from Team GB 2012 long like her mother Reba but with her father's Reubens build!
Fingers crossed you will meet her on Sunday at the treasure hunt, and the parents!