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 !

Friday, June 29, 2012

" Hey guys , wake up ! Mom's gone & took the milk with her ! "

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Two out of three puppies like belly rubs !
Today Jasper is 3 weeks old . Of the 77 Cardigan pups I raised , Jasper may be the cutest !

Monday, June 25, 2012

Busy day at the Cardigan Milk Bar . Jasper is now larger than the two King Charles pups ! Belle is a great mom .

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tomorrow the gang will be 2 weeks old & will be wormed . The King Charles girls are a day older & have their eyes open . Jasper has one eye open . Update ; both Jasper's eyes are open .

Friday, June 15, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lost my long handled pliers . Thought I was losing my mind . I knew I had it at the work site but now it was gone ! My inner Cardigan sense told me it was a 4 paw caper  . . . but which one of the 14 ? Using my detective skills I narrowed it down to one Cardigan , Heddi ! She held up well to my grilling but time was on my side . Next day I watched Heddi fetch the tool from its hiding place . Teeth marks match . Heddi is a thief . Then the 4 boys ( Ricky , Jelly Bean , George , & Waldo ) raided my hardware stash in the garage , spreading stuff in the high grass !

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jasper was a lonely boy & his mom full of milk , so when the vet called about 2 King Charles pups needing a wet nurse , we jumped at it !

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Belle & Jasper .
4am this morning , Belle whelped one Blue Merle male puppy . Jasper is beautifully marked . Next eight weeks will test Belle's mothering skills & Jasper's strength . Off to vets at 8 & will clean up whelping room . A full nights sleep will be nice .

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Belle's temp was 98.5F this morning . Something's got to happen !

Monday, June 4, 2012

This morning Belle's temp was 99.0 F & she vomited twice . She's carrying longer than expected . Will continue puppy watch .

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Belle's temperature is 100.2F at 2pm . Getting close to 99F , the magical temperature associated w/ whelping .