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 !

Monday, July 27, 2015

Frank & Wendy !

 Frank giving the stink eye !
Wendy with the tape off . Will see if she can hold them up !

Joni Found Love !

Joni's owners are crazy about her & Joni seems crazy about them ! Joni even shares " her " bed with them ! What a dog !

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Poor YoYo !

He was so young ! What he's just sleeping ?

Still Smiling !

GC George is such a gentle fellow . He's happy to sit in his crate & watch the world go by !

And Holding !

Wendy's ears are still taped & standing . Never had masking tape hold so well !

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Some Like It RUFF !

Daisy & Jerry rough housing to the amusement of their owners !

Two Gals !

 Erin was two on April 6 & is waiting to meet Roscoe , an outside male , sometime soon !
Sally was one on May 8 & when she's two , will be paired with GC George !

Wendy & Frank !

 Retaped Wendy's soft ears with masking tape . Tough call with such tender ears .
 Solid Frank !
More like littermates than kennel mates !

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hear Me Now ?

A good taping job !

Nature & Cardigans !

This is Scout . Nature & Cardigan constitution came into play , avoiding a $6000 operation ! As active Cardigan age , like any other athlete , can face injuries .  Scout's owner contacted me , very upset as the surgeon insisted on a $6000 back operation . My advice was give Nature a chance . Confinement , rest , & limited activity for several weeks . Gradually Scout improved . Today , due to her owners care , Scout is well .
Many veterinarians , that specialize in surgery , don't believe in giving animals time to heal . Yet the animal needs time to heal after surgery ! About a decade ago , Eli caught his paw under a car tire & twisted it , in an attempt to free . That night I rushed him to an all night vet & had his paw reset . Next day I took Eli to a vet that specialized in athletic injuries . Without examining Eli , he insisted on either a $1000 or $2000 operation that would add hardware & leave Eli with a limp . I balked & asked " Don't these dogs ever heal ? " . I took Eli home & under the care of my regular vet & rest , Eli healed . Eli went on to win his AKC & Canadian championships .
Sometimes vets are right & immediate surgery is needed . Some times Nature & the Cardigan's amazing  healing powers need a chance , Scout & Eli are only two Cardigan stories .

Dog With Four Feet !

Didn't say they matched ! Loki's ears are trying to stand . Give Nature a few more weeks & then tape or glue into position . They will go from east/west Yoda ears to sharp Rin Tin Tin ears !

Made It Past First Night !

 Ears still taped !
Luckily Frank has a gentle nature or between the pair , the tape would have been removed !

Monday, July 20, 2015

Taping !

Wendy's ears were soft & never gave a hint of going up on their own . Tried to glue but being soft bent over backwards ! The taping method , with curler centers , will give more support . Now if she doesn't work them off , they will stay taped for a week . Will remove tape & give them a chance to breath . If they don't go up correctly , will tape again . Follow this saga !

Many Faces Of Jerry !

 Lonely Boy !
 Action !
Cardi on the rocks !

" Nobody . . .

. . . Knows the trouble I've seen ! " Dug , like many other Cardigans , love their crates .

Huh ?

Wyllie the thinker !

Sad Story !

Too much play , takes its toll !

Monday, July 13, 2015

Troubleshooters !

Look more like trouble waiting to happen . Looks like Jerry fell in with the wrong crowd in RI !

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Momma & Pup !

Maddie & Carys doing fine in the shade ! New home suits them & new family !

Happy Dug !

Dynamite Dug at his first RI BBQ ! One happy dog with his new human & canine family !

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jerry Gets A New Name !

Jerry also gets a new name , Dynomite Doug ! Last of the Easter puppies heads for RI by the Ocean , lucky dog !

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bye Jerry !

People are coming to look at Jerry this evening . Jerry may be leaving us for a new home with a Sheltie & a senior Cardigan .

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

GCH George's Birthday !

 How does a Grand Champion celebrate turning four ? ZZZZZZZ !
 What woke you up George ?
The rowdy party animals !

Monday, July 6, 2015

Got The Touch !

Cida & owner completed 5 prerequisite courses to earn Therapy Dog Title ! Like so many of my Cardigan fold , is the favorite at the Vet's . Hats off to Cida & owner for being Cardigan role models !

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Deadly Stalkers About To Pounce !

Now you know why I don't have Hostas on my place . . . they attract deadly stalkers ! Heaven help you if you stumble across these killers & you have a ham sandwich in your pocket !

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Request For Jerry Photos !

 Lazy rainy day !
 Jerry's a good eater , look at that tummy !
 No don't get up !
I give up ,go back to sleep !

Kaczka Or Otter ?

Kaczka , I'm told , is Polish for duck . Some say Waldo doing the Cardigan Stretch is duck like , others say otter like .

Happy Fourth !

Frank's having a great Fourth of July , with his ears up ! Funny thing is of 18 pups , no one chose him ! People came but left with another pup . Figure there was a reason this good looking boy was meant to be mine !

Friday, July 3, 2015

Teamwork !

Cardigan teamwork ; Wendy spots a plastic pitcher , while Jerry plays backup , & Frank ( ears ) is lookout !

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Up ! Up !

Lilybet ears are up ! First report of puppies' ears up this year ! Good job !