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 !











Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Thursday I picked up a new computer . Old Mac just wasn't up to the chore . Wednesday I have a training session to relearn what little computer skills I had . Bear with me while the process is endured . Thanks !

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Where The Boys Are !

 Big Boy Harry soaking up Summer's last sun .
 Ricky's happy climbing the pallets .
Frank , Ol' Blue Eyes , staring at me !
GCGeorge wants to go in & wait for dinner .

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Other Pairs !

 Sally & Daphn get along well .
 Ricky & Harry , two wild & crazy guys !
Both moms , Erin & Belle . Wise to pair mothers in waiting !

New Bunkmates !

Had to break up Frank & Wendy , they were too close . Their dependency on each other made training  difficult . So who do I pair super active , never stops Wendy with ? She barely stopped for this photo . Best selection was calm Heddi .

NBF !

GCGeorge has a new buddy , Frank ! Frank & Wendy were too dependent on each other . George took to Frank very fast . Will be great pals insde & out !

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Outdoors Summer Quarters !

Current outdoor airy rabbit pens . Shade trees help keep rabbits cool .

Rabbit Winter Quarters !

Working on winter quarters for 4 does & 2 bucks . Have winter nest boxes & 2 different heaters . One heater , a 300w unit , for cool nights . The 750/1500w Milkhouse heater for colder months . Plan is to keep warm enough so water doesn't freeze & new born bunnies do well . With current 90 degree weather , it'll be a while to test heaters . Rabbits enjoy cool weather . In a couple of weeks , the Californian rabbits will move from their airy outdoor pens under shade trees , to winter quarters .

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kate's Kitchen Magic !

For this weekend's BBQ , Kate took some of my homegrown potatoes & made her famous homemade potato salad !

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Great Dogs , Great Lakes !

What would be even greater , when their ears go up ! Just keep taping . Wendy's ears just went up a few days ago . She was whelped on Easter , so there's time yet .

Slipper Thief !

Couldn't find my slippers this morning , but George did ! Seems GCGeorge likes to sleep with my slippers . Luckily he doesn't chew them ! Funny dog !