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 !











Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Took a big bite out of fill .
Hole pretty fill , needs to settle some . A little more added & tamped to complete this project .
Hurry home Kate , your anniversary surprise has arrived & your favorite shovel is waiting ! If I wasn't cursed with delicate features , I'd help . Good thing you're returning with Daphne . She can spell you on breaks . Might hit 90 tomorrow ! At 3 minutes a wheelbarrow load , 160 loads . . . that should take ( where's the calculator ? ) . . . no time at all ! This way you won't have to look at that nasty hole in the yard any longer . It's the anniversary gift that keeps on giving !

Monday, May 27, 2013

June 1 Joanne's litter turns 8 weeks old & can be placed in new homes . Keeping Erin , a Black & White with tan points . Two Blue Merles have homes for sure . May have 2 Black & White girls & possibly one Blue Merle male left .
Rock , paper , Cardigan

"Ready for my close-up ""

" Hello down there ! "

Breaking in with a look out !

" 23 , 24 , 25 ready or not here I come ! "

Sunday, May 26, 2013

In another week pups will be going to new homes , so there won't be many group photos like this !

Saturday, May 25, 2013

 Will Big Boy Harry's ears stay up ?
 Trying to stay dry .
" What is that . . . a kangaroo ? "
 Trying out a new camera . Some ears are up , then down !
Joanne , that's mom in the back , & Belle keeping dry on the porch .
A rainny day in Glenville .

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Been getting encouraging feedback from people that have my pups .  Known for some time my Cardigan pups adapt to a variety of city & counrty homes . Even older Cardigans adjust well to new homes .  People ask me , " Do they swim ? " , " Can they go kayaking ? " ,  " Do they like cats ? " , " Are they good
with kids ? " , " Will they like my older dog ? " , " Do they hike well ? " , " Do they housebreak easy ? " & dozens of more questions .  Well the answer is yes to all these questions .  I know from the feedback of their new owners , who do these things with my Cardigan pups . Now I learn several of my pups careers have been published ! Hope the writers know they are Cardigans & not Pembrokes !

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

 Breeze the next mom .
 Erin , one of Joanne's Black & White pups with tan points .
Joanne's gang .
Zach now a Jersey Boy , rests between local fame . Seems Zach's striking appearance has drawn attention of passing motorists & a newspaper ran a story on him !

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 Marigold in her new home .
" You got cats ? " Where do they sleep ? " Is it okay I take this , I don't think the cats are using it ? "

All the Blue Merles are placed but I have two cute Black & White girls .  Trouble is working with a new camera & always moving pups , the pictures don't do justice . This weekend they turn 6 weeks , get first shots , & wormed again .
Pups have a play fort . Working with a new camera . The old one broke , sensor gone .

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hudson & his best friend . So many animals do better with another of their own species ; pigs , goats , birds , & humans . Why should Cardigans be any different ? Great shot !

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The pups have a 10x12 area & have to wedge into a corner by the water dish ?

Monday, May 6, 2013

The pups turn 5 weeks old this weekend . Will be showing them to approved homes this weekend . Seems there are always 6 interested people for every Blue Merle pup . Feel like being at the Macy's wedding dress sale , there's only so many to go round .

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

 This wild flower comes back every year , right in the dogs' traffic zone !
Mixed results ! One of Big Boy Harry's ears had to be retaped . Taping one ear is like clapping with one hand !
Lila , another pup that hails from Big Ears Kennel , out hiking .

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Ken's Merlin is growing & heading for puppy school . Cardigans always do well once they settle in .
 Moved pups to roomy porch .
Joanne checking on pups .