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 !











Saturday, May 31, 2014

Update On Judy's Litter !

 Blessed or cursed ! Frost's story is a real heart tug . He was whelped lifeless after being stuck in the birth canal too long . In a super human efford by Sandy at Harmony Animal Hospital , he was revived ! Then it was feared he would lose his leg as the cord was wrapped around & cut off circulation . He faced losing his leg or his life . He beat the odds & will keep his leg , thanks to Kate's care . Understandably there is a mystic bond between Sandy & Frosty . Tough 3 weeks for Frosty !
 Sally is a girl I will keep . Bloodlines & bone , not her spot , decided she stays .
 Leaves 5 pups for approved homes .
Expanded whelping area .

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Indoor Shots !

 4x8 garage pens .
 Joanne cooling off in her garage pen .
 Mr. Ben waiting to go to his new home .
Daphne knowing she'll be housebroken soon .

The Boys !

 George cooling off in the garage & eyeing the girls !
 Harry hiding after dumping his water bucket , again !
Ricky ready for his close up !

Food Fight !

 Feed Judy's puppies for first time . Never saw puppies attack food like thiis !
Ate even spilled food . Thought they might eat each other , licking food off each other !

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Two Weeks Old !

Judy's pups are two weeks old today . You know what that means . . . worming !

Ten Weeks Old !

 Mr. Ben ( back ) & Daphne ( front ) celebrate 10 weeks old today !
How do I reward them ? . . . their second vaccination !

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Breeder's Choice !

We breed , not with the idea to supply the world with Cardigans , but to replace retired breeders for our kennel . This one ( called Sally for now ) will be selected from Judy's litter .

Monday, May 19, 2014

Judy's Litter !

 Group shot .
 Big boys .
Cardigans like to huddle & talk about you !

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Today

 Daphne stays with Big Ears Kennel .
 Judy's pups .
Judy taking a break !

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Hole In One !

 " What da . . . where did that hole come from ? "
 Judy !
Digging a second nest for her puppies !

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sleeping Beauty !

" ZZZZZZZZ ! "

Out Of Office Working Garden !

 Tomato plants in raised containers
 Greenhouse made from recycled storm window & tomatoes in containers .
 Few sprouted seedlings waiting garden transplants .
 Transplants in recycled tires .
More tomato plants in raised containers .

Look At That Face !

That's Maxwell Smart . I would kill for a dog like that ! Max was beloved by all that met him . He made his family so smitten with Cardigans they are interested in my retired Joanee . Saddly Max is no longer with us but leaves fond memories .

Saturday, May 10, 2014

We've Have A Friend In Pennsylvania !

Our little Black & White girl went to her new home in Pennsylvania today !

Kydd Went to IN !

" You're Kydding me ! " No Kydd went to a new home in Indiana today . He has a St.Bernard to
 train !