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, April 9, 2013

Complications . Went to vet yesterday . Puppies checked out fine . Had to work with mom on nursing & suppliment bottle feeding . At 3:30am placed all pups on mom . All nursing fine . At 5:30am woke to find one perfect pup cold still & dead . Working harder to protect litter . This is why when people ask about newborns , I hedge . I can't promise 10 Blue Merles with blue eyes of a certain gender to be ready on a given date . First few weeks Nature steps in to determine things I can't promise . This is another reason I don't accept advance deposits on future pups . I'm not being mean when I tell people I can't promise a color , gender , or even number . All I can promise if you buy one of Big Ears Kennel pups or older dog it will be the best Cardigan we can produce .

3 comments:

  1. Very sorry to hear one of them didn't make it. Wishing good health for Joanne and pups.

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  2. So sorry to hear about one of the pups. Hoping everything goes up hill from here on out with Joanne and the babies.
    I don't understand people saying what they want to own before bonding with an animal. It should be about the bond, not the appearance. Yes, the blue merels are gorgeous and I'd love to have one, but we bonded with a black and white one so that's the one we picked!

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  3. We're so sorry to hear about this - hope you and Kate are doing ok!

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