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 !

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Raccoon proofing my garden . Tops of corn stalks snapped . Might be raccoon as corn coming into silk . Leaving Moe & Eli out in pen/ shed tonight . Should keep raccoon away .

Jasper plays fetch with foil ball . Jasper proud of the first sock he found .

Friday, July 27, 2012

Waldo a blue eyed Blue Merle of unusual coloration . Considering selling him as am overstocked & Town of Glenville may be limiting dog numbers soon . Also a year old this Easter .

Jelly Bean was a year old at Easter . He's looking for a good home . He's a purebred Cardigan but his ears never went up , even after taping . Asking a $100 fee , as breeder's rule ; free puppies never see the vet !

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Self paper trained ? Yesterday Jasper had an accident by the bathroom door . To keep Jasper from tracking through his tinkle , I dropped some newspaper . A little later Jasper returned to tinkle again . This morning Jasper returned to the paper to poop ! I'm leaving a sheet of slightly peed newspaper there  to keep Jasper on track .

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Maddie ( top ) , a Blue Merle w/ tan points , earned her AKC championship in just 8 shows . Breeze , Maddie's cousin , has inquiries from German kennel owners .

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shadi's resting place & well wishes . It was because of the well wishes I made the site as big as Roosevelt's Gravesite at New Hyde Park & reinforced with cement blocks to stop looting !

Monday, July 2, 2012

Shadi was 16 this April . She was showing signs of failing this winter but rallied just before her birthday . She was the old Shadi ; barking to be fed , running the ramp to the porch , growling at the the other girls , & telling me when anyone was misbehaving . Recently she started failing & it's time to say good bye . I picked out a nice spot where Shadi can continue to supervise . Was with Shadi 13 years , longer than my marriage . She's a great great great grandmother . Now it's time for Shadi to rest .