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, August 24, 2012

Miss having chickens . The Town said they had to go after having them for 7 years . Not only did my neighbors get green eggs , the chickens were natural weeders , bug eaters , fertilizers , & garden roto tillers . The chickens also buried the rabbit manure so there were no flies or smell !

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wet from her morning run , you can still see why Maddie Ross earned her championship in only 8 shows . That's shows , not weekends with 3 to 5 shows . Maddie will try motherhood this Spring . Think Ricky & Maddie will produce good pups .

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tried to have a cup of coffee , until the girls started barking up a storm . There's a certian pitch the pack gets when they're really upset & need my attention . Sure enough Belle was outside the fence & trying to come back . Belle is back in the fold & the evil chipmunk still funs free .

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

" Yeah Ricky , a big dog like you can make that step ! " " Don't know George looks like a long way down from here ! "
Don't worry Waldo , George has your back !

Friday, August 10, 2012

Heard of bats in the bellfry but not in the door . Spotted this little fellow this morning between the storm door & front door . Bats are wonderful creatures , not much in looks , but serve a useful life . Kinda like me ! Will prop storm door open & hope he flies away before Kate comes !

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just too cute & huggable .
All pooped out ! In a few days I'll have to pick another subject to photograph , as Jasper will be going to a wonderful home .

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Just incase you think Kate is another one of my imaginary friends , here's a picture of Kate & her greyhound Dragon . Hopefully Kate will be my kennel mate & we can start a big family . . . of Cardigans .

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

In a few weeks Big Ears Kennels will be making an addition .

Jasper's new toy , a corn cob ? He went into " his room " ( leave gate open ) & returned with a corn cob  . He plays fetch with this too .

Monday, August 6, 2012

Jasper doesn't like his new collar . That's Jasper's tail ! Tried it on for a few moments . No , he doesn't like it !

Friday, August 3, 2012

" No , I'm not jumpping that far ! That's a good foot drop ! Where's the stairs ? "

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Historically Cardigans are not known as second story cat burglars .