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 !

Monday, June 29, 2015

Made In The Shade !

Made doe hutches in the shade for the Summer . Will complete buck hutches tomorrow .

Sunday, June 28, 2015

And Then There Were Three !

 Whelped on Easter , Jerry still needs a home .
 Frank , with blue eyes , is named after the croner .
 Wendy was the first we decided to keep for Big Ears Kennel .
Sucess ! Was able to get all three puppies .

GC George Hanging Out !

GC George loves hanging out in this hutch on rainy days . In true Cardigan fashion , from this height he can watch the puppies & house activities .

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Ferret , Cardigan , & Hedgehog Walk Into A Bar !

Oh you heard that one ? Well it happened to Owain & here's a photo !

Hey City Boy !

This puppy is heading fot the Bronx . Hope he likes walking , as city dwellers do a lot of walking ! He'll have a Beagle Buddy to show him the ropes & keep out of trouble .

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day Special !

Champion & mom Maddie head for a new home in Schenectady with her  pup ! What a Father's Day !

Merle's Farmer's Market !

Yesterday Merle was the social director at the Grand Opening of his owner's Farmer's Market ! The weather was great to match the produce's quality & prices !

Friday, June 19, 2015

Otter or Cardigan ?

Here's the only puppy still seeking a home . His mirror imiage went to NC . Look at those back legs stretched out like an otter . Common Cardigan feature .

The Great Escape !

Lilybet is honing her escape skills at her new home !

Judty , Judty , Judty !

Excuse the cheap Cary Grant impression , but here's Judy in here new home .

Monday, June 15, 2015

Willow !

Great photo . It's not easy to get a Cardigan to hold still for a picture .

Michigan Blues !

" Sorry Walter , didn't mean to blame you for the tomato plant draining water on the deck ! "

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Local Pretty Gal !

This Easter puppy will remain a local gal . She will be part of a two Cardigan family . Good thing about being close , if her ears need taping I'm glad to do it ! A woman asked me to tape her Cardigan's ears , I said fine . Several times she asked how much . I said nothing several times . Finally she asked , how much ? & I said $82,000 . She stopped asking !

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Put'em To Work !

New home in MA . They're opening a Farmer's Market & need all the help they can get !

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Power To Turbine , Turbine To Speed . . . Batman !

Boy Wonder has nothing on Sophie ! Co-pilot to PA with her seat belt on , Sophie is ready for her new home .

Dr. Romance Climbs Fence Again !

GC George thinks himself a real ladies's man . This morning he climbed a four foot fence to say hello to Sally . George has a history of fence climbing to say hi to a girl of his fancy .  The girls set up a clammer & there's no Cardigan Romance for George !

Didn't Sleep A Wink !

Must be this lumpy pillow !