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, January 31, 2015

Couch Duty !

Silo & friends , guard the couch on a cold winter morning . Cardigans can sense areas of weak gravity , such as a unprotected couch by a sunny window , & quickly add their weight !

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Eli's New Home !

Eli's busy at work in his new home , licking the kitchen floor .

Maybe ?

 George is happy . He might be a dad in April .
Belle , far left , might be expecting an April litter ?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

" Hello Girls ! "

Harry looking for love in all the wrong places . Harry , because of his temperament & pedigree , has been selected to court Heddi . Should result in some nice puppies .

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Eli Finds New Home !

 Eli was a big hit with new owner & son .
New owners took Eli & left a rabbit !

Cardigan Romance Is In The Air !

 Heddi isn't looking for romance just yet , but soon !
Heddi has one brown eye & one Blue eye .

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Housework Is Never Done !

Eli loves to tidy up the kitchen . He's just the right height for doing the floor !

Friday, January 23, 2015

Young Erin !

See why I'm thinking of just breeding Black & White Cardigans with tan points ?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Belle Checking Out The Whelping Room !

Belle just started to come into season . Maybe checking out the whelping room will give her an idea ?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Judy & Belle !

My vet was impressed how clean my dog's ears are . No wonder with each dog on the job !

Monday, January 19, 2015

Let Me In !

Eli barks when he wants to be let in . Tried to snap a picture , but he backed away .

Our MLK Blowout Celebration !

 Big Ear's party animals , nonstop action !
Not to be out done by the canines , the cats are cat-o-strophic !

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It's Kate's Fault !

Kate left me alone in the kitchen ! All I was going to do it put together a meatloaf . Then I saw the maple flavored bacon .  Two Butternut Squash from my garden were on standby to share the oven , why not now ? Can't bake the squash without stuffing ! There was some room for potatoes . Now top off the meatloaf & squash with bacon ! Of course each event has McSecret touches ; onion soup mix , chilli sauce , brown sugar , maple syrup , homemade bread crumbs , & more . Help me , I'm out of control !

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Old & The New !

 Diamond Naturals , offered by Tractor Supply Store , was my old brand of dry dog food .
Sportmix has all I like in Diamond Naturals & worth a try . Also offered by TSS but only online .

Thursday, January 8, 2015

" You Want Me To Go Out ? "

Eli went out this cold morning & quickly did his business . He was glad to return to a heated house !

Six Below !

That's temperature not wind chill this morning . Only out a few minutes to run dogs , but had to wear two sets of gloves . One pair of jersey gloves & my fingers were hurting instantly ! Wild chill bought it down to 16 below . In a few minutes the water buckets started turning slushy on top . Only had to call the dogs once to bring them in !

Monday, January 5, 2015

Get Ready . Get Set , Grow !

Setting up indoor growing station . Have over head shop lights for light & rope lights for bottom heat . February is time to start onions . Mid March to start eggplant , peppers , & tomatoes . Will start some squash , mellons , & cucs first of May .

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stop Hiding George !

George won't have to work today , he earned another 2 points at the show . He only needs one more major to get his championship .

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Here's Looking At You !

Merlin's so happy on his second birthday , he went cross-eyed !

A New Cat ?

 What's that in the top left corner ?
No , it's just Dragon's stuffed elephant !

Friday, January 2, 2015

WD today !

George earned 2 more points today . One more point & one more major , George will be an AKC champion !

False Alarm !

Had Judy examined at vet today for puppy count . Vet agreed Judy looked like she might have a small litter but it was a false alarm , no puppies . This was to be Judy's last litter , so she will be retired . We have a couple of girls that might be seeking Cardigan Romance in a month or two . Never try to out guess Mother Nature .

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year From Big Ears Kennel !

 Judy goes to vet tomorrow for puppy count . Litter due Jan 8 .
Eli's eye brow raised on New Year Day excitement !