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, February 28, 2015

Phase 1 !

Making cages for rabbits . The rabbits will help fertilize the garden , supply meat for home & dogs , and  bunnies for sale .

Friday, February 27, 2015

High On A Feeling !

 Look at those eyes . That cat's high on cheap drugs !
Ahh , here's why Kitty Kick Stick , packed with cat nip !

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

George Made His Mark !

You can tell when you really made it , when your mug is on a mug ! This was George at a dog show with his handler Mark .

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Out Kydding Around !

Kydd loves playing in & eatting fresh snow . Seems many Cardigan owners discover these traits . They're fun to watch !

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunny But Cold !

Bundle up Sunny !

Heading For The Cardigan Love Motel !

 Between camera energy saver & shutter speed , it was imposible to get love smittened Harry to be still .
Maddie finally slowed down enough for this shot . Both are headed to the vet's today to give Nature a hand with Cardigan Romance ! If all goes well third week in April Maddie will whelp .

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Can You Find The Polar Bear In The Snow Storm ?

Well can you find my white Ford truck in the snow bank ? Today's high will be 9 between snow storms & wind chill tonight dropping to 55 below ! Weathermen promise a whole week of this ! Where's my Global Warming ?

How Deep Is Your Snow ?

It's knee deep for Sunny !

It's Cold !

 Eli handles the cold by staying insde !
Joanne heard wind chill minus 55 & bundles up !

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Look At Me Ma !

" I'm top of the world ! " Katie watches too many old Cagney movies !

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tasty Februrary Snow !

Waldo taste tasting snow . February snow much sweeter than early November snow !

Three Little Girls !

 Sally is a big girl but the youngest . She won't be a year old till May .
 Daphne is looking towards her first birthday tis March !
Erin will be two this April .

Been To The Chapel !

Well Heddi ( top ) & Ricky have been to the vet anyway ! Hoping for a mid-April litter .

April Love !

Belle ( sister was Tinker ! ) top & George " Didn't need no stinkng vet ! " They just let Nature take its course . Might whelp an early April litter ?

Next ?

Big Boy Harry ( top ) & Maddie may be the next to tie the Knot !

Friday, February 6, 2015

Spring Is Here !

Well maybe not quite yet at seven below zero , but didn't stop me from wishing ! Started onoins in basement today .

Thursday, February 5, 2015

No Kydding !

Kydd gets a blue ribbon & one point ! He did it on his third show ! Usually takes 10 shows before the dog & handler work well together . Another Cardigan on his way !

More Ribbons For George !

Where ? The group of ribbons under the lower picture . Needs one major to earn his AKC championship .

Monday, February 2, 2015

Big Paws vs Bigfoot !

Eli's new family thinks he has big paws ? He's a big boy , what do you expect ?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Stock Up !

Weatherman promised yet another snowstorm . We missed the last 3 predicted storms . Now we're braced for a foot of snow ( maybe ) . Never hurts to be prepared with water , flashlights , stock pile of food , & candles .