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, September 4, 2013

Father & Son

This matched photo of Waldo ( dad ) & Merlin ( son ) is quite striking . Thank you Merlin's family for sharing this with me .

Waldo is really a "wow" dog & should live in a "wow" home .  The word "placement " is sometimes simplified wrongly to "free".  The term "older dog " is also blurred . Waldo is neither free or an older dog but must live in a "wow" home , either here or placement ; which ever proves most practical . A few years ago I was seeking outside bloodlines & looking for a quality adult male . I traveled as far as Central Ohio dog shows . No one would sell me a quality adult male no matter how much I offered ! Seems breeders will not sell to non-show people or to other breeders .

I'm just a retired USDA employee who likes Cardigans .  Waldo will have a lifetime home with me . However I must be practical . I really don't need 2 Blue Merle brothers from the same litter . If someone sees Waldo & makes a "wow" offer for this "wow" dog , would I be practical or ruled by my heart ? This is where I am with Waldo .

1 comment:

  1. It must be so difficult to see Waldo off after spending two years with him. I would know since Hershey is the best company, and I'm sure his brothers are the same.