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 !

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Cardigan's Dream !

Labor Day Re-cycle !

Wheel barrows are associated with labor , right ? What's more fitting than rebuilding a wheel barrow on Labor Day ? The tin tub rotted through . To replace the tin tub , it would cost as much as a whole wheel barrow . So I re-cycled an old crate & now have a poly-tub wheel barrow reusing the old but good carriage . Can't beat the price !

Every Dog Has Its Day !

 George won Best of Breed at a show recently . It was a small show & George a small dog .
" Hello girls ! " . George says hi to Heddi & Erin .

Three Musketeers !

 Harry will be 2 this this coming Christmas .
 Ricky was 3 this past April .
George was 3 this past July .

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Whelping Bowes !

Made 2 whelping boxes because it's common to have two girls whelp only days apart . When that happens  , I separate the boxes with the bed . The bed provides me with a observation & resting place , as the moms can go several days & nights before they whelp . The bed provides privacy while my using it , provides comfort for man & beast !

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Planning Ahead !

Starting construction of whelping boxes . Now all we need is Mother Nature to put a little Cardigan Romance in the air !

Showtime !

George stopped climbing into the Girl's pens long enough to start his show career . The shows are small but yesterday he beat a champion & got Best of Winners today . One point yesterday . One point today .

Thursday, October 16, 2014

April Fool !

Quick look & it looks like Sally's ears are up . Tried taping & gluing but no success . What I did was take a pinch of fur behind the ear & glue it to her neck , sort of a face lift for ears ! Good thing is Nature will decide when her ears can stand .