Monday, 29 December 2014

See how they grow

Mr Bo Jangles (big guy on the right) and his best K9 companion Rosie enjoying a quiet moment.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Not so picture perfect

Ritchie looking less good after this mornings romp across the bonsai mountain.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Looking good

Ritchie Ritcherton, a very good looking Berner

A letter from Mr Bo Jangles

Hi Tony & Family 
We hope that you're all well, I just thought I'd send a photo of Bo and Rosie,oh how they grow, they're both beautiful dogs 
with lovely temperaments. 
So are you all ready for Xmas? 
We'll email a few more photos before Xmas time permitting. 
Our best regards to everyone. 
Keep smiling 
Des Gill, Bo & Rosie. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Best friends

Bestest buddies. Mr Bear with Ritchie.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Camping with Berners

A very large dog in a very small tent.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


Alfie in a relaxed pose.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Two Bears sleeping

Mrs Bear and Bear snoozing,its a tough life.

Get ready!!!

 Bear at work, can't fight that feeling! Get ready.....

No room

 Competition for sofa space is always at a premium, sometimes even the floor is full, but heres a new one, sofa dog!
Tasha letting the apprentice sit on her while he watches TV and makes a fuss of the vermin cat Nemo.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

While you were out!

Check to find out what happened to Bliss while we were in town today. Rest assured she survived her ordeal but needed a bit of help. Poor girl.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Flat out

Mrs Bear flat out after hours of playing silly buggers looking for treasure, or geocaching as its really known :)

See how they grow

Here is a lovely picture of Ruby, one of the Reservoir Pups, waiting for her chauffeur.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A helping paw

Mrs Bear helping the apprentice feel better.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Taking liberties

 Mrs Bear is very settled at Rock HQ. Here she is after the sofa was vacated for .5 of a second
and here she is on my bed after I have got up to check on rug rat MkII crying.

She is definitely  making herself at home!

See how they grow!

 This is Abbie, from the heli crew, playing with the house mate Ruby
and here she is in her favourite chair. A bit bigger than last time we saw her!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Settling in

This is Bear (Mrs Bear) who arrived at HQ today. See for full story.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Inconspicuous fail

Spotty trying to look inconspicuous while we try and watch some TV. Fail.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

She's coming home

This lovely lady is returning to Rock HQ for an extended stay as a foster dog while her lucky owners go on a 2 to 3 year sailing adventure around the world. Unfortunately for Bear she did not like the luxurious yacht so her owners have asked us to foster her while they are away. As ever there is always a berth for a Dolyhir Berner should their forever parents have a life change so Bear is homeward bound for her own adventure. She is the full sister to Elf who also returned after her forever family had a change of circumstance. As she is called Bear, and we have a Bear, she is going to be called Mrs Bear while she is with us. Thursday is arrival day. Watch this space.

Monday, 3 November 2014

See how they grow

 Our pup from the heli-crew (actually a reservoir pup fostered by Elf)
Tasha, looking lovely.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Mr Bo Jangles

 See how they grow. Mr Bo Jangles is living the life of riley, all the creature comforts a Berner should have.
Including Rosie his new playmate!

Friday, 31 October 2014

On order

A new rear leg has been ordered from the V E T for Bear. A specialist is coming to rebuild him. Bear has no idea the countdown has commenced.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Berner flop

Another pic of a very tired Reuben doing the Berner flop after our micro adventure last Tuesday.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

One man and his Dolyhir Dog

Diesel, a very happy Berner! He has his own Land Rover!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


 Reuben combining a drink
 and a swim
hence he's having a swink, or been swinking.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Top Dog

The one and only Rockstar!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Do it right!

 Rocky on a Scottish beach doing what he does best

Saturday, 25 October 2014

See how they grow!

 Or Oscar as he is more properly known
Or Mr Green from the Reservoir Pups, a very handsome lad!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Couch potatoes



Couch potato training

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Over the rainbow

Those who follow Trevor Shetland on facebook will already know, Chester the handsome Berner front of picture died yesterday aged 8 years old. Chester was Rocky's litter brother and a great big soppy dope, like Rocky. Both pictured here at the first annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt.
Lucy, their mum died aged 10 just before Christmas 2013 and now Chester has crossed the rainbow bridge to join her and Aunt Montana and his nephew Biffer.
As you can see he was a superb Berner, as they all are, and our thoughts are with Amanda and family for their loss. Amanda was kind enough to change our lives way back in 2006 by selling us Rocky and we have been friends ever since. Its such a shame that such lovely dogs have such a short life span. A day with a Berner is a day well spent. Give yours a huge hug right now and thank them for all the joy they bring.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

One for the ladies

Dolyhir Tropic Thunder, aka Spotty, looking magnificent.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

In the sunlight silence

Rippers watching the sundown. Quiet for a moment.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ever present

Where ever I am, I got a Bernese shadow. The Rockstar watching me replace the outside lights.

Monday, 13 October 2014


Bear and his mum, Reba. He's not happy sharing.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Love my log

with a log

Saturday, 11 October 2014

The Rock Star

Still a star even though he is now retired as a stud dog.