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.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

By contrast...

In complete contrast to Bear, this is Spotty, his litter brother and complete action Berner, taking a quick breather on the race to the summit of the bonsai mountain. Needless to say Spotty won, beating WooZah, Ritchie and yours truly by a long way.

And the good news is.....

Bear's results came back today, he is a healthy boy, liver function fine, not anaemic, in fact he is in excellent health. That's the good news,  and we are very happy. The not so good news is the left rear passenger side leg needs to be rebuilt by a specialist dog orthopaedic surgeon being imported in to come and make him all better. Its going to cost a human arm and leg to get done, but Bear's worth it. This is he playing trains with the apprentice. I think Bear is being leaves on line.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Just work around me!

Bear not letting a simple thing like 3 builders replacing a window behind his sofa distract him from the serious task of sofa surfing!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Say cheese!

Tasha trying to help herself to a baby bel cheese that Reuben has helped himself to from lil t. Share and share alike!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

In action rules

Bear, trying the other end of the sofa for a change.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Is there a Doctor in the house?

 Reubens our biggest, and messiest Berner. He is also the most caring.
Here he is being Doctor Reuben to Poorly Bear. Note Bear still won't get off sofa. Unless there is food on offer.

Friday, 3 October 2014


Bear still owns the sofa

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Looking for the right one

This is Dolyhir Tropic Thunder, aka Spotty, or Action Berner, he's looking for love. Any girls out there looking for a fit Berner with perfect hips and elbows, good sense of humour and own bowl please get in touch :)