Welsh Cardigans

We specialize in breeding quality Black & White and Blue Merle Cardigan Corgis since 1999 . Have taken a fancy to Black & Whites and Blue Merles with tan points . We offer puppies for sale to qualified homes and generally have three litters per year. Our older Cardigan friends will sometimes be placed in special homes to enjoy their retirement .

Thanks to the enforcement of zoning restrictions from the Town of Glenville , we are no longer allowed to have chickens . Still enjoy vegetable gardening . Added raising Californian Rabbits too . Wife has two retired Greyhounds .

We welcome inquiries about Cardigans and am generally available by email , bigearsk@gmail.com . Am member of Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America & New England Yankee Cardigan Club . Breeder in good standing with AKC . Have AKC , Canadian champions & Grand Champions . Recently AKC notified us that based on our history , number of champions , showmanship , & number of litters successfully whelped , Big Ears Kennel can apply for Breeder of Merit status !

People have found my old website on angelfire . It has not been updated in decades & states " no puppies " . Not so , we have puppies & will have more in the future ! Follow my blog , bigearskennel.blogspot.com !

Over the years two things that bother me are ; those that ask only price & the term corgi . There are so many questions a interested party may ask about Cardigans , price should not be the first & only question ! One fellow's entire inquiry was " How much , might be interested in a female " ? My reply based on this limited inquiry was " $82,000 " . He did not appreciate my humor . Now corgi is my second bafflement . Few people realize there are two corgi breeds . I've answered " corgi " inquiries in great detail , in a series of emails , only to learn they were only interested in Pembrokes . So if you inquire about " corgis " , I will try to define which breed . If your only question is price , I may not reply !

Wish people will understand Mother Nature limits color & gender of pups available . We try to match the best pup to a good home . That can only be done by visiting & bonding . Shipping is not an option , too many horror stories . Many online sites promise Blue Merles & shipping . Before you send money to these sites , check them out . Many are fronts for puppy mills & scams . Some will never see their money or puppy . One site had over 144 complaints !

A common request we get for this uncommon breed is " A Blue Merle female " . Cardigans are not a common breed . There are only a few breeders east of the Mississippi . Only a few of these breed for Blue Merles . To get a quality Blue Merle , one must breed to a Black & White for crisp color & avoid genetic faults attached to recessive genes . Breeding for Blue Merles a litter may produce one or two Blue Merles . One might be a female . For every Blue Merle pup we get 10 inquiries . So don't be hurt if Mother Nature is cruel !

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Robin's Litter !

Second day ! 
Vet promised 6 . Nature gave 4 . Gaining well . Over the next 3 weeks the pups will develop & start eating soft food . At that point , we are out of the scary part . Then we can review puppy inquiries & start the process of scheduling approved homes for a bonding visit at 5 weeks .

You Couldn't Pay Me Enough , If I Didn't Love It !

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Was The Best Of Times , The Worst Of Times !

Robin went into whelp 3 days early . She had 6 , but the last was still born . One may have been a preemie , no fur ? Going to vet today to learn more ! Mom doing well . Pups gained !

Monday, April 23, 2018

Vet Says Six !

Robin scouting out under kennel as a whelping site !
That's more like it , the Whelping Room !
April 26 is her due date , but Cardigans are known for going early . Have all in order & bed for me , in Whelping Room . Expect soon I'll be on Puppy Watch 24/7 .
Sally is Robin's companion & so jealous ! Sally is overdo for coming into heat .

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Early To Bed !

Early to rise , or plain lazy ? Quinn fits right in with her new family of couch potatoes !

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chilling In The Sun !

Our Spring was so cold . . . How cold was it ? . . . It was so cold , a Cardigan went to the Florida Keys !  Abi , don't forget the sun screen !