Saturday, 31 May 2014

Room for one more?

Bear trying to cadge a lift for tomorrows epic adventure

Friday, 30 May 2014

Watching the world go by

Bear waiting patiently for the Dolyhir clan to return from their morning charge about. Bear likes a slower pace of life.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

10 days and counting

10 days to go to the gathering of the clan

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The big day approaching!

This is Spotty the action Berner on the summit of Cader Idris during last years W3P2P challenge. He can't ride a bike so can't do the 300km bike ride this sunday but if you want to sponsor me please go to and follow links in margin or text a donation by texting TTTA50 to 70070 and any amount from £1 to £10 as many time as you like and please leave a message.

The big day also approaches for the Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt 8 June 2014.

Lots to do at this event, it gets bigger every year, as does the Dolyhir Clan!

Dog show, best Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Best Pup and Best in show, then theres a photo competition, best Berner Pics, best Berner Banzai pic, just print them off and display them for judging, best decorated dog biscuit and much more. Small entry fee for each goes to charity and there are lots of Berner related prizes. Anyone wishing to donate a prize please drop us a line and bring it on the day. There will be a pig roast, a professionally done one this time and a whole one! A cake stand, a bring and buy stall (all proceeds to charity) Clare Villar will be there demonstrating how marvellous Berners look when painted, a pet products stall and much more. Its going to be a great day, starts at 1pm, scroll back a few days to find out where. Bring your friends, dogs, friends dogs and most important all that lose change to donate.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bring your wellies!

Last year we had great weather for the treasure hunt. This year we might not be so lucky and after a site inspection there's a lot of mud around so please, everyone, bring your wellies!

Monday, 26 May 2014


 Right, he's just spent 5 minutes cutting this one, which obviously means...
 he doesn't need it or he wouldn't leave it here....
 cos as he knows....
any planks left unguarded are mine!!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Another look

Heres last years Berner meet, the reuniting of the class of 2009 plus Ripley. We are hoping for similar weather this year at the 2014 meet June the 8th!

Saturday, 24 May 2014

We can help!

Tasha and Ritchie, fed up with the rain, ran into the stables today where I was putting out a new bed for Chester our old war horse. I think they preferred his bed to their fleece beds.

Fingers crossed the weather is not like this for the Berner meet 8th June.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Who trains who?

 Two of the Clan under training.
You will meet Diesel and Skye at the 3rd Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog treasure hunt and pig roast 8th June 2014 1pm at The Rhos, its where the Stable Sprite lives. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Countdown Commencing!

Make a date, Sunday 8th June 2014,  tell your friends and bring some Berners!

Monday, 19 May 2014


WooZah waiting for dinner. The rest of the clan are playing chase but she wants to be first in the queue!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

BBMC 2014 or how to manage 30 miles in 23 degree heat

 Getting in the zone. We have a long day ahead.
 Pose at first summit, all height gained will now be lost in descent to valley floor and ascent the other side.
 Thats where we are going! Its a long way!
 Now over there is a clear cool flowing river
 while here we have putrid chest deep mud. I'll stick to mud hahahhahahhaha
 More mud, dive in lads its great!
 If I look appealing he's bound to chuck me a sandwich.
 Three miles or so of climb to the end of this valley, just about enough time to drink this pool dry.
 Are frogs edible?
 Once this pictures taken I'm having that sandwich!
 Looking back, its a long way, 20 down 10 to go.
 Awww this is vintage stuff!
 Yeah you check out the horizon, we walked from there, me, I've got this stagnant pool to sit in.
Quick take the photo this tent is full of cake!

BBMC 2014 Spotty smashed it again! Roll on 2015!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Why me?

Listen! If you were walking 30 miles in a fur coat in 23 degrees you would sit in any stagnant water you could find. Bugger your car seats mate! I'm the action Berner! BBMC 2014 done!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Little does he know.....

Spotty the action Berner is going on a bit of a walk tomorrow, 50km plus, he doesnt know it yet, so hes still stealing bits of my fence.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Good with kids?

 Heres the apprentice with Minnie a lovely Great Dane we took in and rehomed
 shes great with kids
 and so is
 this young man
 who recognised the apprentice on todays visit.
Dolyhir Berners love kids.

See how they grow

Vladimir aka Woody aged 14 weeks. A mighty Dolyhir Berner!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Wrong file

Today was supposed to be the day where you got to see the posters for the 3rd Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt but as I am a doofus and saved it in the wrong format I cant show you the exciting developments, the itinerary for the dog show, the competition list or the addres to go to and get your share of prime roast pork. Bear with, it will appear tomorrow. Meantime heres a picture
of one of the clan who will be here to greet you. Ritchie Ritcherton, sloppy sitter! Wont win any prizes like that my lad!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Happy Bunny

Colour me happy. The Dolyhir Berner effect.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Bring me sunshine

Abbie relaxing in the shade. Bright for a Berner!

Flower power

Top pic of a top dog. Oscamps in the flowers.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

I used to fit...

See how they grow....Oscamps in the doorway. He used to fit!

Friday, 9 May 2014

And relax.....

One of the clan in a relaxed mode

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Life's a beach

 Ruby on her first beach holiday
sitting pretty in Cornwall

New toy

Woody with his new squeaky toy

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Ours! Not yours!

Skye and Diesel laying claim to a blanket.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Not long now!

Its not long until the 3rd Annual Dolyhir Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure Hunt and Pig Roast and 1st Dog Show! 8th June 2014 will see a lot of dog based activity and the show schedule (yes we are getting organised!) will be listed end of next week. So keep alert, just like Spotty here. Meantime anyone who wants to sponsor me on my epic 300km bike ride 1st June 2014 in aid of Myeloma UK please do, you can find details of what I am up to with details of how to give ever so generously on or