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 !

Monday, June 30, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bad To The Bone !

Waldo's enjoying himself !

Pretty In Pink !

Had to retape Daphne's ears . First taping improved & let Daphne exercise her ears but needed improvement .

Judy's Last Pup !

This girl has her first set of shots , wormed several times , & ready to leave to an approved home July 3 . She is very calm & lovable .

King Of The Mountain !

" But how do I get Down ? "

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Flat On Their Backs !

The pup in the middle rolled , just as the camera clicked ! We are know how hard it is to photograph Cardigans , even sleepers !

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Puppies' New Digs !

Puppies needed something new added to their environment . Instead of terriorizing each other , they can explore the rubbery blue tub , the hard white box , & climb around the ladder .

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Felix's First Birthday !

Finally Felix slowed down enough to get his picture . All Cardigan people know how hard it is to get a good Cardigan photo .

Sunday, June 15, 2014

If A Tree Falls In The Forest . . .

Does the Cardigan on it make a noise ? Ask Rosemont !

Don't Open Your Eyes !

" Keep your eyes closed , don't open . . . OPEN ! Surprise it's Joanne ! " It's not easy to find good people to give forever homes to retired Cardigans . Sometimes you have to surprise them !

The Andrew Sisters Today !

One year old & all Cardigan !

One Week On !

Had Daphne's ears taped for a week . Seems like they're up , but will watch for a week !

The Excitement Never Ends !

At Big Ears Kennel the excitement is never ending , even on Father's Day !

Triple Play !

Yesterday 3 nice families , from 3 different states , picked 3 puppies to join their families !

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Everybody Is So Excited !

Even the cats ! We have 3 families coming today to see Judy's puppies . I worry how long I can be polite & when my charm will wear out . Good thing I have Kate to watch me !

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lucky Daphne !

Born on the 13th of March . Is 13 weeks old . Today Friday the 13th is a full moon & she got vaccinated !

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Judy's Pups 5 Weeks Old !

First day of visiting & one boy finds a home . He'll stay with us till July 3 & have The Fourth of July in his new home .

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Best Pals !

Kydd may be smaller but his ears & feet are almost as big as pal's !

Monday, June 9, 2014

Daphne's Downs & Ups !

 Down !
UP ?

Usually I don't tape this early but her ears weren't giving any sign of picking up . Noticed duct tape misses ears tips ( sensitive area ) & ear canal open ( to breath ) . The foam curlers on inner ears , adds body . The bridge keeps the ears at correct angles . So one week on , one week off . 50/50 change Daphne will shake off the tape !

Polar Bear Cubs ?

Goldylocks said " This Bed Was Just Right ! "

 How did Judy get up there ?
She used the platform ! Note 2 puppies cheering !

Keeping Cool !

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tomorrow's Kate's Birthday !

Don't know what kind of work tools to get her ! Maybe a gift certificate at a lumber yard ?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Was On Sale !

Hope Kate doesn't leave the dog food on the front porch . I appreciate her unloading the truck , as my features are too delicate for manual work & climbing the stairs , but the job isn't done till all the food is put away on the back pouch !

Happy Birthday Hudson !

Two years old today & learning new tricks to surprise the family !