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, August 31, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Show Time !

Showed George & Erin to a new handler . Erin has to go on a diet & George will be our next champion . Once George is finished , a thinner Erin will start her show career .

Half Mast !

Removed tape . Do I praise the one ear & curse the other ? No I'll wait & try again . Sweet Sally tore her tape off this morning . When I tape Frosty's ears , I'll tape hers !

Big Ears Kennel's Headquarters Shake Up !

I got a roll top desk ! Instead of a cheap compressed sawdust do-it-yourself kit for my computer , I got a second hand roll top from Salvation Army ! Always wanted one but could never afford one . Not only has letter boxes & more drawers to organize my mess , the roll top stops nesting cats !

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Just Kydding !

What does Kydd want to be when he grows up ? I'd guess a Saint Bernard !

Monday, August 18, 2014

Donkey Ears !

Took the tape off Frosty's & Sally's ears this morning . Partly successful . When alert or startled , they stand . Frosty's ears a little better . Let them play a little & next week , we tape them again .

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kate & Her Greyhounds

Kate & friends .

Ever See A Greyhound ?

 George sees one !
 Harry needs a closer look !
That's Ricky . " Ricky don't stare ! "

What Are They Looking At ?

 A wild sunflower that planted itself near the garden !
 Sally can't believe it .
Frosty either .

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

El Tosco Is All Heart !

From this angle , it looks like El Tosco has a heart shaped spot on his head .

That's A Wrap !

 Sally's ears are taped . Black & White Cardigans eyes have blue reflectors .
 Frosty's ears are taped as well . He does not like being separates from Sally to keep the tape on .
Another look on my taping method .

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dorian Grey ?

Joanne looks so young & fit . Must be a picture of her old & gray some where ?

Cida At Large !

Taking a break . Between puppy kindergarden  & learning new tricks , it takes a lot out of a dog !

Monday, August 4, 2014

Drumroll !

Quiet ! The Mighty Quinn will attempt to do a handstand while his partner lifts him into the the air !
Quiet the Mighty Quinn will attempt this feat again !

Friday, August 1, 2014