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 !











Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happier Days !

Belle playing with Scout . Early days . Yesterday Belle rushed to vet . A few days away from her due date , she started to leak a blackish fluid . Always a natural whelper , she needed a C-section . Vet saved 3 premmies . The fourth pup was long gone . Mom only starting to come into first milk today . Kate tube fed pups every 2 hours . Too weak to nurse on Erin . Still we lost another pup today .

Down to 2 pups but with Belle coming into milk , we might be able to save the rest . Might . Belle is a good mom , cries when pups away & cleans them . Question is are the pups strong enough to nurse ? This is the dark side of raising pups . You can do all you can , only to lose to Mother Nature . Maybe this is one of the many reasons there are few dog breeders & fewer Cardigan breeders . We take our good days for granted sometimes & look forward to more good days .

5 comments:

  1. Brian and I have you in out thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Guinness and the rest of our family are sending loving thoughts and positive energy to his mom, Belle, and his brothers and sisters. Stay strong little ones.

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  4. Poor Belle... How's everyone doing? You just know that you did all you could

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