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, November 27, 2013

Start Your Ovens !

Thanksgiving's tomorrow & thoughts turn to cooking & eating . Kate's got the sweet potatoes & pies done . This year Kate will do most of the Thanksgiving cooking . There's still Christmas , New Year , Easter , & Leif Ericksen Birthday to cook for . Whick ever one of us cook , the dogs are thankfull for the scraps ! Happy TG !

Wanta Hear A Good Joke ?

George had a sense of humor at a young age !

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Forbiden Love !

Belle & Yo-Yo caught in their brazen love affair . Guess no one will ask me if Cardigans like cats !

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lasagna !

What does Lasagna have to do with Big Ears Kennels ? We have to feed the kennel help something ! Besides , this is a thing of beauty & a testimony to my cooking skills ( so humble ! ) .

Friday, November 22, 2013

Had Picture Taken With Santa !

Was in the mall & Kate & I had our picture taken . Not sure who that guy was in the middle ! The glare is from taking a picture of a picture .  Don't ask me where Santa's hands are !

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Believe In Magic !

Twist of fate , Waldo is returning tomorrow !

Love Is In The Air !

 At least for 2 Cardigans in my yard !
Big Boy Harry ( top ) & Breeze shared a little Cardigan Romance today . If all goes well we should have puppies around Feb 20 !

More Ears !

Look at those ears !

Monday, November 18, 2013

Up & Up !

 Lucy's ears are going up !
Yeah , that's what I'm talking about !

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Waldo Magic !

Today Waldo went to a new home , with a magician & a nurse . It looks like a good match for both Cardigan lovers & Waldo .

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Waldo May Have Found A New Home !

 Look at those eyes !
 All Cardigan !
" Happy to see me boy ? "

Friends & Brothers !

 George enjoying the Fall sun .
Brothers George & Waldo sharing a bright morning .

Cardigan Lovebirds - ( maybe ? )

Big Boy Harry is trying to court Breeze . If things progress well , we might have a litter ready to leave about St. Patrick's Day !

Sunday, November 10, 2013

All Ears !

Both brothers , Duncan ( in photo ) & Oscar , ears went up without taping a few days ago !

Friday, November 8, 2013

No Red Tape !

No tape of any kind , Oscar's ears are going up on their own ! For a few days they will be shakey but Nature will help .

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Who Let The Girls Out ?

 Sunny day enjoyed by Joanne ( back ) Breeze , Maddie , & Erin ( front left to right )
 Erin chews Joanne while Heddie watches .
 That's Judy peeking over the feed bags !
Why so sad Belle ?

What Are The Boys Staring At ?

 Looks like Erin sunning herself !
 George & Waldo staring through the fence & dreaming .
Ricky & Big Boy Harry won't let a fence stop them from staring !

Playtime !

 Erin has her hands / mouth full with non-stop Oscar !
 " Easy Oscar ! "
It must be a secret !

A Purrfect Day !

 YoYo , a three legged cat . YoYo is a special cat & you don't eat a cat like that all at once !
Kate's two Siamese cats . These two Siamese stick together like Siamese Twins !

Monday, November 4, 2013

Doctor I'm Seeing Double !

Mari & Pippin taking a break .

You Stump Me !

Doing fall chores ; yardwork , fixing up things before the snow , & grinding two stumps to ground level . This weekend had new door installed on back porch . New windows & door on porch will keep dogs warmer & draft free on semi-heated porch at night .

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Just Another Preety Face !

Never forget a face ! That's one of Bell's pups doing the Cardigan impression of an otter . Love those flattened out ham hocks !