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, August 31, 2015

3's The Magic Number !

Had Wendy's ears masking tape taped for 3 days . Now they seem to be standing . Wendy's ears were thin & delicate . Duct tape a little too rough . Masking tape didn't stay long with 2 pups . Wendy's in back . Frank in front . They are inseparable ! Both working well on leash .

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Dug !

Dug's happy with his new home !

Half Cardigan ?

I heard of dogs being half Cardigan but this looks like half of a Cardigan ! Judy is fitting in well at her new home , where she herds visitng grand children .

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

No Longer A Weeping Willow !

Willow's ears are up & we can't call her a weeping willow !

Not Much ?

Lost most of garden . First it was a cool start . Then May was dry as a bone . The weeds were ready for the June rains . Getting some pole beans & squash . Tomatoes didn't get enough sun out back & lost to slugs . Big surprise was these potatoes . This Spring I found 2 sprouted potatoes under the kitchen sink . Rather than toss them , I cut them into sections & planted them . In spite of cool start , dry May , & weeds , they did well . Next year I'm going back to raised containers by driveway . Not much but better than nothing !

Lucy's Two !

Lucy's mom is Belle & dad George . She looks a lot like Wendy , who shares the same parents . Learned that Lucy moved to California & herds ducks . Guess VT snow nine months a year , not so much fun !

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Compliments To The Chef !

George buried his food under the towel & pushed it off the porch ! After a 7 day hunger strike , bought on by 4 girls being in heat , love lorn George holds out ! I catch him eating a few hours later , when he thinks no one is watching !

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Two Fence George !

Today George scaled 2 four foot fences to get in with the girls !  He had to climb out of his fence , scoot across empty yard , & climb a second fence , to get in with the girls ! All this happened within 15 minutes !! Four girls have been in heat for the past week . The boys have been so lovelorn , that for the past 5 days they haven't eaten ! Such sad howling ! Guess you can't stop true romance , or at least George !

Stop & Smell The Roses !

YoYo has his own bed but likes to hog Rose's bed !

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Cardigan Listening To Tapes !

 Wendy's ears are so soft & thin , taping her ears is really a sensitive project .
We'll check back with you Wendy !

California In Glenville ?

Yes my Californian Rabbits . Next month might be ready to breed ! Our official name is Big Ears Kennel & Rabbitry . So we put the rabbits back in .

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Eli's Canadian Tour !

 Found more ribbons from Eli's Canadian Tour . Eli top center .
Eli & Dott were littermates from my first Cardigan litter . Both won AKC & Canadian championships !

Dug Fly !

No one told Dug he couldn't fly . It would break his heart to find out now !

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cardigan Honeymooners !

 Belle is a great mom & loves George !
 GCGeorge has proven his love for Belle before !
If things go well we should have a mid-October litter .

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Flat Out !

Slow down YoYo , it's Sunday ! Can you count 4 legs ? No ? Well he's a 3 legged cat , I'd worry if you could count 4 !

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Romance Is In The Air !

Cardigan Romance that is ! Erin & Ricky went to the vet today . If things go well , we should have puppies in 9 weeks or so .

Monday, August 10, 2015

Joni The Mouser !

Another mouse free home in NJ , thanks to Joni ! Joni's favorite toy is even a mouse . When Joni was here she would steal the cat's toys . Maybe more cat than Cardigan , Cardigans make good mousers without clawing your curtains ! Note Joni's in bed ? Soft & high the way Cardigans like it !

Tuesday, August 4, 2015