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 !











Thursday, October 31, 2013

Crate Training


Oscar's being crate trained . Next step is housebreaking . Has his second round of shots & is looking to be a playful pet for a special home .  Oscar's littermates were all Blue Merles . That's a lot to compete against ! We're not worried . We'll enjoy his company until someone else falls in love with him .

Halloween Photo No# 1313 !

All summer visitors stopped by to view puppies , only to leave sad that Waldo was not for sale . Then I began to think about it , maybe I am being selfish keeping Waldo . Waldo deserves a good home & I have his brother George for the kennel . So I offered Waldo for sale ( not free ) to a special caring home .  Everyone wanted Waldo , untill I mentioned what a quality 2 year old Blue Merle Cardigan was worth .  Somehow people think Cardigans are free once their ears go up ! I'll keep Waldo . He's a good boy & happy . Met a lot of nice people this year buying puppies . Special dogs need special people .

Spider-Dog !

Another scientific experiment that went horribly wrong ! Halloween brings out the worse in some people . Making a poor pet wear a costume is unnatural , leaving the pet confused on gender , species , or behavior . Sounds like most of the people I know ! Only difference the humans dress up willingly .

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Smack Down , Oscar Style !

 Snap shot of Oscar using the Australian Take down , illegal in three states !
 Adding insult to injury !
Victory belongs to Oscar !

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

And The Oscar goes to . . .

Oscar plays fetch with stuffed toy .

A Hole In One !

 Today the sink hole looks like this . Filled in but you can see the ring around the hole .
 Where all that fill go ? Took a lot of work !
 There's the hole , after openning at my feet & before filling .
That's the fill deposit . Finally spread out the left over fill & have my driveway back !

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Got Milk ?

No but I got dog food . Only 15 bags this time . Last time I got 30 bags !

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bye !

Last Blue Merle in Belle's litter , goes home today ! What's that . . . a black snake sneaking up behind the couch ? No it's just the tail of our Black & White boy !

She's a Maniac !

This little girl will live in Maine . Cardigans love tunneling in snow & Maine gets snow !

And Then There Were Three !

After today there might be one , my little Blace & White boy . Two people are coming today to take home the Blue Merles . Next litters not until Spring , if George doesn't climb over the fence again !

Saturday, October 19, 2013

EI-EI-O

This big boy heads for PA today . Going to be a farmer to herd goats & ride tractors!

First Puppy Today !

This little girl will make a couple very happy . You coulf tell this was the puppy for them & they the family for the puppy !

Friday, October 18, 2013

One Happy Girl !

This little girl heads off for a new home & she'll have 2 children of her own to play with !

Last Photo of Belle's Gang !

 " When I count three three . . . all ears up . . . 1 . . 2 . . wait till I say three ! "
" Let's try this again . . 1,2,3. . Hey you guys in the back , didn't you hear me ? "

Whoops !

Maizie caught chewing on her favorite chew toys ! Told she's growing & growing & growing !

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Only A Few Days Left !

In a few days 5 of these puppies head for their new homes . Won't be to many group / litter photos like this !

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Coy-dogs Spotted in New England !

Photo of a pack of wild coy-dogs terrorizing woods in New England .  Farmers hard hit by this pair , report missing gloves , empty lunch bags , & mysterious toy piles . People , mostly leaf peepers , have been tripped up . Children complain " coy-dogs ate their homework " & have wet chewed shoe laces .  Fear grips the New England countryside , making the shutdown even worse !

Siamese Cardigan ?

Neighbor's dog finds a Siamese Cardigan , part woman & part Cardigan !  This one's called
" Samaize " ! Doctors don't think they can be separated as they share vital organs ( heart & brain ) , bed ,  & feed dish !

Resting Together

 Shadi passed away at 16 . Shadi was an AKC champion & my first Cardigan .
Eli was put to sleep yesterday at 13 . He now rests besides his mom . Eli was both US & Canadian champion .

Friday, October 11, 2013

Litter's Last Week With Me !

 Some of their ears showing signs of going up !
 Black boy still hasn't found a home yet .
Saturday October 19 litter will be 8 weeks old & ready to leave .

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Run ! It's A Caradigan Stampede !




Jelly Bones !

Don't know if Jelly Bean is wearing a Halloween costume or he's not eating enough & his bones are showing ! Unless you're a professional , no not attempt to dress your pets up . It's embarassing for the owner & cruel for the pet ! There should be laws against holiday dressing up pets & humans over 12 !

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Home Sweet Home !

Daisy is now Maizie & in her new home .

Happy Days !

Another happy Cardigan family as both the pups ears are up ! Keep the faith . It may take time but most pup's ears will go up . Some might need taping , just give it time .

Kissin' Cardigans

Daisy smoozing with her new family !

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Blue Girl Finds Home !

Belle's last Blue Merle puppy finds a good home !

Breakin' Up So Hard To Do !

Letting Belle in with weaning pups once a day . Pups eating well but miss mom ! Allowing pups to drain mom once a day , prevents dangerous milk build up . Cutting back Belle's food & limiting her time with pups , also decreases her milk supply . Plan is to gradually decrease mom & pup's dependence on each other .

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bye Bye Blue Boy !

The only Blue Merle boy in this litter was selected today . In a few weeks he will join his new family with goats , chickens , & dogs on a small farm .
Miles living large in VT !

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Three To Go !

 Daisy is 14 weeks old today !
 The only Black & White in Belle's litter will be 6 weeks old Saturday .
Even in this light you can see Waldo's piercing blue eyes . Waldo will be 3 years old on Thanksgiving .