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's two retired Greyhounds have passed away , but we still have YoYo ( a 3 legged cat ) .

We welcome inquiries about Cardigans and am generally available by email , bigearsk@gmail.com . Am member of Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America . 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 " . Follow our blog , bigearskennel.blogspot.com , for announcements on new arrivals .

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, July 31, 2013

Can you find the pup with the stunning blue eyes ? She's the pretty girl at the dance . All the boys look & drool but are too timid to ask her to dance ! Several people were here , drooling over blue eyes , then picked another . Maybe she was meant to stay with me !

A Southern Belle

Anna Belle has a NBF in Richmond VA .

Busy day

Checkers finds a home ! In a few weeks he'll start a new life in a new home with caring people .
 " All Maddie's hands on deck ! "
 Ring around the Cardigan !
" Phew ! A mom just has to get away once in awhile ! "

Monday, July 29, 2013

Three Southern Belles ! Anna Belle finds a new home . Her new owners drove all the way from Richmond VA . Talk about Cardigan lovers !

Friday, July 26, 2013

Signs of cat burglars ?

Found suspicious cat sized masks . Things have been missing . Believe YoYo is the lookout & wheelman , while his brothers go on crime sprees .  Kate denies her cats have criminal pasts .  Then explain the masks ! Another Purrfect crime !

Cats take over !

YoYo watching for Cardigans while his brothers cat nap . Pity the Cardigan that tries to get up on this couch !

Maddie's Madd Madd World !

 Slow down guys ! Pace yourselves till lunch !
 " Wait , is it time to eat , poop , or sleep ? "
" My stock broker says . . .  " .

Breeze's pups

 Look at her blue eyes ! Talk about laid back !
Hard to tell at this age if this boy has brindle points or tan points .  He's a real character !

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Little Miss Pig-tail  has tan points & a great topline .

Double your pleasure , Double your fun !

Family decided they couldn't decide & decided to take 2 pups ! Hope there's enought puppies to go around for 3 people !

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Joanne retires

 Thanks Joanne for the future of Big Ears Kennel .
 Cardigan Reunion , George , Waldo , & Erin . Their mom is Joanne .
 Hilltop view
 Erin next champion in waiting .
Maddie , first time mom , last champion ( 8 shows ! ) .
" Never took voice lessons , just a natural singer ! " " All my littermates love to sign as the fire truck passes ! "
Part of Breeze's gang hanging out .

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pup-O-Rama !

 Even the big kids played with the puppies today !
Puppies loved playing with the neighborhood kids today .

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dogs were barking about 11:30am today .  Turns out to be an 8 point buck & a doe ! The barking didn't bother the pair at all . We're locted by a busy highway within sight of a shopping center .

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Today Lucky Penny fround a nice home in PA . Lucky Penny was only 142 gms when whelped but a ball of fire that would not quit .  He is the littlest of the litter & look what Little Lucky Penny's new owner's shirt says . . . " Little ! " . When Lucky turns 8 weeks he will be ready to leave for PA .

Two Hot Dogs to Go !

" Put the hot dogs on the same plate , no mustard ! " Hot days means cool down time in basement later .

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More Great Carpentry

 Notice how well the divider fits ? Took out Maddie's whelping box .
 Here's a better shot of some great carpentry skills . Okay I nailed a board .
Here's Breeze enjoying my carpentry skills . That's the other board I nailed .

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Feeding Time !

 Breeze's litter looking things over .
 Maddie's litter sleeping off lunch . Note one pup snuggling behind the water dish .
UGH ! What a mess !

Monday, July 15, 2013

First time feeding Maddie's litter . Usually first feedings are more effort than results , but these almost 3 week old pups attacked the gruel so much , I had to get a larger plate ! Even the ones not in the plate are licking the gruel off the floor & fur !

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Training Day

 Maybe to young to train to lead ?
 I'll come back in a few weeks !
 " Did I hear liverwurst treats ? "
" Nope didn't like the leash one bit ! " Good thing about Cardigans they don't carry a grudge . When I come back later to feed Erin , we'll friends .

Friday, July 12, 2013

" What a dream ! I dreamt I ate all the food & my littermates ! Can't believe I ate the whole thing ! I need a nap, zzzzzz ! "
" Hurry up , mom will be back soon & she'll eat everything ! "
Went to count Breeze's puppies this morning . Only found 6 ! Then spotted Little Miss Pig-tail sleeping with the dishes .

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Expanded play area for Breeze's pups . The 4X4 whelping box was getting to small . Notice the great carpentry skills I used ? Okay I nailed a board . Later as the beefaloes become more active , a real divider will be in place . A divider that will allow humans & Breeze access but keep pups in .
The stressful life of a Cardigan puppy !

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Silo shares his birthday with his NB friend .
Two of my Cardigans with two of their owners Cardi-tubing . Kayaking is their next adventure ! Love photos about my Cardigans & new homes .

Monday, July 8, 2013

Breeze on puppy watch !

For some reason my new camera has trouble taking pictures in this room ( ? ) . Here's Breeze with her litter .