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 !

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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 .


  1. So glad Scout is better. It hurts when our dogs are hurting. Hope Scout avoids surgery.

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