Came home tonight about 9PM , relieved all puppy watch duty was done till April 28 . That was Judy's scheduled whelping date . As I made bedchecks , I heard a puppy squeal . It sounded odd , almost like across the hall in Judy's whelping room . After I let the dogs out , the squeals continue . Judy had a puppy in her room ! First thought was , she's not due , she must have grabbed one of Llyn's puppies . The scramble begins . All Llyn's pups are accounted for , it must be Judy's , but where's Judy ? I just let all the dogs out ! I searched the yard & kennels at night , looking for a black dog . Finally Judy returns after visiting all my kennels . Now I search the blood trail to every kennel . No puppies . Judy must have just gone into whelp , without the normal three night wait . The fun begins in earnest with this first time whelper . At 3:30 AM we have 4 Black & White pups , 2 males 2 females . Judy is a great mom . I need a coffee . My friend Lora made it all possible by being a rock as I tore about . Her photos will be coming . Happy Easter ?
Then at 5:30AM , Judy drops a fifth puppy ! Amazing thing is until last week Judy hardly showed .
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 , firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 !