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 !

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Don't think Joanne's skin can stretch much further . Might have 8 pups . Due this coming weekend but may go a few days more or less .

Saturday, March 30, 2013

 The Glenville Gang in one of 2 concrete floored 10x12 adjoining pens .
 A deadly Welsh Standoff !
" Out of my way , I'm next ! "
 Little Killer ; lookout for the new puppy digs .
 Shines like a black puppy !
" Ppplll ! Without the right password you don't get in ! "

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cricket gets a new home & a new " do " .
My 1988 Ford Station Wagon that I used to pick up chicks . The last chick I picked up , I married . March 29, 2013 ( that's today ! ) makes 6 months of wedded bliss ! The blue wagon & meat birds are gone , but Kate is still here !

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Last day with Big Ears Kennel . Tomorrow our little blue girl goes to her new home .
 " Shush , I feel we're being watched "
They found a stick . All three pups are ready for a good home of their own .

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

 Glenville Gang exploring a new yard .
More exploring .
Time out from exploring to pose .

Threw together a small outdoor yard that the pups enter by the ramp .
 Cardigans telling secrets .
 " Look at those fools running all the way down there . They only have to come back ! "
" Is that a squirrel ? "
 " Ready or not , here we come ! "
 " Bring on the show judge , I'm ready ! "
Big Boy Harry sunbathing .

Friday, March 22, 2013

Rosemont loses his first tooth ! New owner tells me it's actually an elk horn he chews on .

Thursday, March 21, 2013

 3 girls


 Kids in the Hall

 The gang's all here .

 She stopped playing & ran back into the pen . Talk about paper trained !

 " What's in there ? "

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

 " Drum roll please , as I attempt this feat of daring skill ! "
" This must be the new Ladies' Powder Room . "

The Glenville's Gang new digs on back porch . Make room for Joanne in the Whelping Room .

The boys are back !

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Joanne is no longer slim . Seems she has a little puppy weight . In about 3 weeks she will whelp . Will remake puppy room back into whelping room tomorrow . Joanne has thrown me kennel's best pups .
 On March 6 , I was working in the yard & got a sinking feeling . The ground opened up & I went in to a 8 foot deep hole . My catlike reflexes prevented me from dropping waist deep .
  I looked over Glenville's new sink hole ? Think it's a poorly covered removed septic system .
Broke down the loose edges to leave a 8 foot circle now 3 feet deep . It's dry & not getting larger .