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 !











Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Girls !

 Daphne
 Sally & Erin
Judy

Made In The Shade !

Show Biz is nice but GCGeorge likes homelife best ! Also he enjoys checking on Belle & their litter .

McGreen Cart !

Daytime wheel out in sun & breeze to harden off . Night wheel in garage to protect from night air .

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ha ! Ha ! Ha !

That tickles !

Alone At Last !

Not often a pup gets alone time with mom .

Photo-less Grand Championship

George won his Grand Championship but there will be no photos . I worked with 3 other handlers who didn't get photos of other dogs when they won their championships . At least I have a photo of George's championship . I will have to enjoy his Grand champion ribbons & AKC GC Certificate . Sorry I will not be able to post any GC photos as promised .

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stop !

Hey there's a design on that plate , you puppies can't eat that too! Belle's litter picked a little but Heddi's litter put a beating on the food !

Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing !

Not only did Heddi's litter lick their plate clean , I gave them Belle's litter's plate too !

Glenville Openned Another All-You-Can Eat Dinner !

Looks like they bought out the chicken wings & shrimp !

ZZZZZZZ !

 What lazy pups ! I wonder where Belle's pups get it from ?
Never mind !

Heddi Had 7 Pups !

 Don't do this to me , I count only 6 ?
Phew ! There's the seventh pup !

Maddie Had 5 Pups !

 Wait a minute , I count only four ?
Oh , there's the fifth pup !

Saturday, April 25, 2015

George Did It !

Today George won Best Opposite earning his final point & defeating his last champion . George is now a Grand Champion ! Many thanks to my handler Mark Desrosires .

Friday, April 24, 2015

Not Kydding Around !

Kydd does well at his forth dog show ! Look at those ribbons !

Harry & Ricky !

Two of my boys . George is off to another show . The Mommas & pups have been getting all the attention till now .

C-A-R-D-I-G-A-N Is How I Spell Cute !

One of many !

How Does Your Garden Grow ?

 Collection of tomatoes , peppers , & eggplant coming up .
 Have a dozen tomato varieties , some from seed I saved from my garden .
Several pepper & eggplant old time varieties .

Eat & Sleep !

 While Belle's litter sleeps . . .
Heddi's litter eats !

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Food Fight !

First time Heddi's litter served soft food . They're about 2 1/2 weeks old . Once they caught on , they were licking off each other & eating the dropped food on the floor !Belle's litter too sleepy to take much interest .

The Walking . . . Pups !

No longer crawling like snails , the pups get up on all fours & walk ! Tonight & tomorrow we'll start them on soft food .

Monday, April 20, 2015

Heddi On Guard Duty !


Puppy Count !

 Heddi 7
Belle 6

Breakfast At 1 PM !

Why would I have breakfast at 1 pm ? Took Maddie in for sonogram . Turned out to be a last minute C-section as I Thought it might . We have 5 puppies ; 4 males & 1 female . 2 Black & White males , 2 Blue Merle males , & 1 Black & White female .Left before breakfast & didn't get back before 1 pm . Looks like 2 more nights in the Whelping Room on puppy watch !