Bernese Mountain Meetup … on Saturday the “cute and cuddly scale” rose at Snow Farm, with the annual Bernese Mountain Dog Club New Zealand meet up. It was the first time the Club was meeting in the South Island, with members travelling in from as far as Hamilton. PHOTO: ASPEN BRUCE

Bernese Mountain Meetup…members Helen Reed (left) and Wendy Tolchard said the Bernese Mountain Dog New Zealand Club annual meet ups had been taking place since the mid 1980s. They said as a breed they are “loyal and attached to their owners.” PHOTO: ASPEN BRUCE