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 !

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Santa Strikes !

Glad Chistmas is over & New Year starts tomorrow . Somehow things went horribly wrong . Christmas comes & Santa drops off a trip to London & a load of dog food ! Yeah ! Then cheap Santa sends me the bill ! I'm glad Santa didn't give me that red bike I wanted at 10 , I'd probably still be paying interest ! Hope everyone has a safe & Happy New Year !

Friday, December 27, 2013

Early Garden Seed Starter .

Hope non-LED rope light generates enough heat to start seeds of peppers & eggplants . If not I'll switch system to protected light bulb under a wire mesh base .

Guinness Break !

Guinness planning how to ease more treats .

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Big Boy Harry's First Christmas & Birthday !

My Three Sons celebrating Big Boy's birthday & Christmas . George ( Blue Merle on ramp ) , Big Boy Harry ( Black & White at foot of ramp ) & Ricky ( Black & White beside ramp ) are excited !

A Merlin Christmas !

Plus today's Merlin's first birthday !

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Beauty & Brains !

Aiko graduates from kindergarden !

Santa is Attacked !

Another needless Pitbull attack on Santa ! Santa may be old but he's still quick . Not so for one of his elves . All that was left was the cap that the attacker ran off with . Santa knows it was Merlin & put him on the Naughty List .

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Katie Khristmas !

Katie getting ready to enjoy her first Christmas !

A Pint of Guinness !

Oscar , now Guinness , stretches out in his new home . Interesting to see Cardigans like to crawl under things as well as seek high places .

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Last of the Summer Puppies !

Oscar was the last to find a home but he found a good one . He'll share his new human buddies with two Pembrokes !

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Reports of Dog 'Napping !

Rosemont with dog 'napper ! Police warn dog owners to beware of this not so jolly fiend . He's known to leave coal & not deliver bikes to good boys ! He's known to panhanle outside stores & hang out with crying children in malls .

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Sunny Winter !

Sunny enjoying the winter . So much from a long history of farmwork . Slacker ! Truth is Cardigans can work , play , & loaf with equal intensity !

Thursday, December 19, 2013

He's Got The Look !

The guilty look ! Seems Waldo will swipe scotch tape . What's next Waldo , gloves , hand tools , or credit card numbers ?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

When Cardigans Fly !

Maybe Rosemont can't fly but that doesn't stop him from trying !

Packing Christmas Gifts !

 Who wouldn't like a cat in the box for Christmas ?
Unless it's an evil cat with radar stare !

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oscar's Snow Bound !

 Oscar's first snowfall .
Still too small to climb over & play with the girls .

Girls Just Wanta Have Snow !

 The girls making paths .
Heddi loves the camera !

The Latest In Snow Shoveling Fashion !

Guess it's true , You can take the gal out of North Dakota but you can't take the North Dakota out of the gal !  Kate loves snow shoveling . As a good husband , I can't deny Kate what she loves . Kate starts in our yard & stops after the neighbor's ! Now if I can drop her & her shovel off in Schenectady , I'll make a fortune !

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Yo-Yo Battling The Snow Storm !

What courage !

Winter Quarters

Big Boy Harry & George take the carpeted ramp to explore their new winter quarters . Cardigans enjoy both outdoors & indoors , but on bitter cold days I limit outdoor time . Wind chill was minus 5 this morning & might break 20 degrees before the heavy snow falls . They might be able to take it but I can't !

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Belle & Oscar Play !

 Belle going for the pin !
 Illegal use of teeth !
Oscar springs back !

Oscar Today !

 Took 14 shots to get this one ! Oscar would jump up for the photo & just as it clicked , drop down !
 Still life shots are easier .
A nice close up .