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 !

Friday, April 25, 2014

Judy Time !

Figure Judy will go 4 days early ( it's her way ) on May 5 instead of May 9 . Maybe 6 Black & White pups , judging by her size .

" Who's A Chicken ? "

Silo sharing lunch with a few chickens !

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just Another Boring Meal !

Don't worry mom will clean up !

May 9th ?

Judy waiting to go out & waiting for puppies . May 9th is her due date but she can go 4 days early ! Note portable ramp which Judy uses to breach the steps ?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Strange Beast Terrorizing Locals !

People claim to have seen a horrible creature described as half Cardigan & Rabbit ! Some sick designer dog or military projest gone wrong ?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Protected Plants

Moved vegetable plants from daytime greenhouse in fore ground . Have protected in garage on garden cart . Have overhead lamp just out of sight , incase temp drops below 50 degrees . Will move back to daytime greenhouse after warms up .

Springtime Roll !

Monte doing a Cardigan roll !

Mom's Day Out !

Heddi & Maddie take a break .

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Big Ears Kennels Has More Than Cardigans !

 Yo-Yo , a 3 legged cat with his summer do !
 Cassidy waiting his turn in the box !
 The Inspector General !
Dragon dreaming of his racing days !

Of Course We Have Cardigans Too !

 Judy in the whelping room .
Two of Heddi's pups .

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Girls Want To Have Fun !

Was 20 degrees with 3 inches of snow on non-tar surfaces . Gates were frozen shut . Water buckets frozen again . Wife refusing to shovel " It's suppose to be Spring ! " she cried . Windchill stung my hands , yet the girls want to go out & play !

Monday, April 14, 2014

What ?

Kate bought the cats their own sleeping mats , so they won't have to fight Dragon for his mats . So why are they crammed together in one mat ? Cats !!!

" I Want To Be Alone ! "

Cats have choice of gang sleeping on one of the Greyhound's mat or alone now !

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Setting Up Container Garden .

 Plastic tubs to grow tomatoes in the sunny spot , my driveway . Cardigans can play under tubs too !
Speaking of Cardigans , Ricky was watching construction !

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mini-Greenhouse !

Transplanted started seedlings into window greenhouse . Only used plastic to keep cats from grazing !

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Brooklyn Kid !

Looks like Merlin partied a little too much on his first birthday !

Birthday Boy !

Tonka turned one year old this weekend . This picture was just before the police broke up another loud Cardigan party !

Sunday, April 6, 2014

AKC Star !

Yes Meryl earned another title for her new family ; AKC Star Puppy ! Trouble with being a Cardigan breeder , all the puppies are so wonderful you want to keep them all !

Happy Whelp Day !

Erin's a year old today ! Needs a brushing & her booster shot . In 15 years of breeding Cardigans , Erin is my second Black & White with tan points !

Hair Of The Dog !

 Another Sunday morning recovering from a wild Cardigan weekend ! Born to be Mild !
" I can still taste that milk from last night ! " .

More Than One Way To Skin A Cat !

Or in this case , shave a cat . Yo-Yo had a haircut ! His long coat matts so easily , it's easier to have him cut super close twice a year than wrestle him down for grooming . Besides we save on bandaides !

Friday, April 4, 2014

" Mommy ! "

 Heddi still likes being close to her pups .
Maddie rather be on a platform , out of reach but within sight !

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Moving Day !

 Moved both litters to roomy pens on porch . Here's Maddie's litter enjoying the heating pad .
Can't believe Heddi squeezed on to the pup's heated pad !

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Cardigans !

 Had to tack a board across whelp box openning . The openning was to allow swollen moms access but was now allowing growing pups a means of escape !
Things as usual with Heddi's litter .