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 !











Sunday, December 28, 2014

Puppies ?

Judy's been known to have 5 puppies & hardly show . Looks like with Jan 8 due date , she'll keep us guessing . Most Cardigan moms in waiting , look like Sophia .

Streching Cardigan Skin !

Poor thing waiting for puppies , is like a tick ready to pop !

After The Christmas Party !

" I should never started drinking with those cats ! Once I started drinking out of the toilet , someone should have stopped me ! "

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kangaroo or Cardigan ?

Kydd sitting up Cardigan style , on his haunches & formal for the holidays !

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snow Job !

 Erin says " Ice is nice ! "
 George sees something in the snow !
Opps ! Missed it , the dog moved !

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Snow Play !

 Smell the fresh snow !
 " Hey leave some for the rest of us ! "
 Somebody took the wrong turn !
" Run ! "

Snowbound !

 Eli finally stop playing in the snow for a photo !
 My three sons done playing .
Big Boy Harry ( second birthday Christmas ! ) breaking trail .

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Pen !

Eli's trying out a new pen . He doesn't like it as much as his pen in the basement .  With this pen he'll get to see more of the pack & make friends . Placed him in outside run , near the boys . All seem to get along well .

George Is Home !



Glamour & bright lights of the showring can't keep George away !

Eli's Doing Well !


Sunday made two weeks since Eli was returned to Big Ears Kennel . He's fitting in well . He's showing some of his playful personality . Boy is he smart ! Not much of an out door boy . Would rather lie under the table in the basement , watching Kate do puzzles while the cats give him dirty looks !

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Eli At Large !

Eli's taking well to life at Big Ears Kennel .

More George !

With all these shows , George would have been finished if they had more points . To be a AKC champion a dog needs 15 points , of which 2 were major shows ( George has one ) & shown under 4 different judges ( George has that & then some ) . Trouble is because Welsh Cardigans are so rare , major shows are rare . Plus some states need more Cardigans to be considered a major show . Then when my handler finally lands a major show for George , someone drops out & breaks the major !

Queen of Big Ears !

Another swell photo of Joanne in her new home !

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eli Returns !


Eli is a 6 year old Blue Merle , that is micro chipped & fixed . Because Eli has some nipping problems , he will be my guest for a whils . Hopefully after a couple of weeks in quarantine , he will mix with my pack . If Eli blends in & gets over his nipping , he may be available to an approved home .

Saturday, November 22, 2014

World's Ugliest Cardigans !

Wife's Greyhounds in natural state . Took hours to poise them . I could go back in an hour & get the same shot !

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Busy George !

The ribbons right of photo belong to George . Showdog & playboy , George is courting Judy !

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cardigan Romance ?

Signs point to Mother Nature playing Cupid with George & Judy ! As the week progresses , we'll see if True Love develops .

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Cardigan's Dream !

Labor Day Re-cycle !

Wheel barrows are associated with labor , right ? What's more fitting than rebuilding a wheel barrow on Labor Day ? The tin tub rotted through . To replace the tin tub , it would cost as much as a whole wheel barrow . So I re-cycled an old crate & now have a poly-tub wheel barrow reusing the old but good carriage . Can't beat the price !

Every Dog Has Its Day !

 George won Best of Breed at a show recently . It was a small show & George a small dog .
" Hello girls ! " . George says hi to Heddi & Erin .