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 !

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Tale ( Tail ? ) Of Frosty !

Frosty was whelped , breach birth & dead on May 08, 2014 , after being stuck overnight in the birth canal . His story should have ended there , as his lifeless body was forcibly wrestled out . As the vets turned their attention to save the remaining puppies with a C-section , one assistant said " Wait a minute ! " & ran off with Frosty's lifeless frame . With all the pulling , he was more a torn rag than a puppy . A few minutes later , she returned with a happy hungry pup ! Next day we returned with the litter to have dewclaws removed . I noticed in the batch of moving puppies , Frosty's back paw was black ( ? ) . Seems while stuck in the birth canal the cord wrapped tight around his paw & cut off circulation to the whole leg . Now Frosty was facing being put down after surviving whelping . Everyone cried . Then we decided to wait . Surgery would have killed him ( too young ) . So Frosty was sent home under the care of my wife ( Kate former nurse ) & myself . We were told his leg would most likely fluff off , if he didn't die of gangrene . Somehow Frosty never gave up , he never knew how serious his condition was & once again survived and flourished ! The vet was amazed . Now Frosty can go to a special caring home . What a story . What a dog . You'd think being born a " White Head " ( mismarked ) would have been enough of a cross to bear ! Frosty's everything you could ever want in a Cardigan & moves well .


  1. If I could convince the husband, we'd be up in a shot. Someday we'll get Felix a sibling, but I think we're waiting out his puppyhood before attempting another little imp;)

  2. Frosty deserves a loving home where he is treated like a Prince. What a wonderful little boy. What great nursing nursing care he received from Bruce and Kate... Maybe his nickname should be "Lucky"?

  3. Wow what an inspiring story for baby Frosty... Do you think he might have problems with his leg growing up? Doesn't look like he wants to let it hold him back.