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, September 28, 2012

Kate & I will enjoy a Harvest Moon on our wedding night !
A red velvet cake my sister gave us this weekend . Tomorrow's the wedding & Big Ears Kennels gets a kennel helper !

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wall of Shame ! Photos & text naming dogs to aid caretakers . Because my Cardigans are trained to their name , they do not respond to wrong names . Imagine the poor kennel help that tries to memorize 13 names ? Most of us can't remember the names of Snow White's Seven Drawfs or Santa's Reindeer !

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

" Those short legged Cardigans think they're so smart , let them reach me now ! "

Friday, September 14, 2012

Let's vote , " the ears have it ! " . Hudson , my former Jasper , in the foreground & his best friend , Stanley hides in the back . Imagine seeing him come down the road ? The combination of Blue Merle , short legs , blue eyes , big ears , & Cardigan personality will turn heads !

Thursday, September 13, 2012

" Hey the lights in my eyes ! " Even greyhounds have sleepless nights .
Made a meatloaf for Kate , to announce our September 29 wedding .

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tomato water . Part of the seed saving process . In a few days will pour off fermented liquid & dry out seeds for garden .

Friday, September 7, 2012

Between closing up gardens & wedding plans ( got marriage license Wednesday & made arrangements with judge for Sept 29 wedding ) been neglecting blog . Do you think this picture a little corny ?
Jasper's new name is Hudson . Here's Hudson with his new buddy . Hudson doing well in new home . Sure to be a great Cardigan .