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, November 30, 2015

Good News !

 Vet cleared Erin's litter !
 Tests came back : no parasites !
Litter active & eating well !

Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Wildlife Safari !

 Kate is visiting family at Omaha & called to say they're going to a wildlife safari ?
I have my own wildlife safari . Shh ! I'll try to get this shot at the water hole ! Shh !

Greyhound Holiday !

 TG was very stressful for Dragon . Here's Dragon after TG !
Here's excited Dragon before TG !

Some Things Are Too Good To Share !

Erin changed her mind about sharing Dragon's stolen hippo with her pups ! Dragon thinks his toys are too good to share too !

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Two Guys !

There's calm & steady Black Arrow .
                                                          And then there's this guy !

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Big Ears TG !

 Happy TG !
 Hope everyone eats this well today !
Big Ears Kennel made a small donation to the City Mission so 20 people will have a meal today . It would not be right to eat like pigs all day ( actually we started pigging out last night ) when so many are hungery . Happy TG !

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Busy ! Busy !

Not only is Erin busy stealing Dragon's toys , I'm busy too ! Kate took off a few days ago to visit relatives in Omaha , while I hold the fort down . Today my oldest son is flying in from Chicago . He already placed his order for dad's cooking . So , besides taking care of 2 greyhounds , 2 cats , 6 rabbits with bunnies , 9 puppies , 10 Cardigans , & housework . . . I've got to cook & entertain my son ! I'll be great !

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pride Of The Hunter !

 Rare shots of a cunning hunter stalking game ( Dragon's stuffed hippo ) for her young !
 Firmly in her jaws , she brings her prize to her litter .
 A mother's pride , as she drops Dragon's hippo over the gate .
Poor hippo facing the sharp fangs of a Cardigan litter . Poor Dragon lost his favorite toy !

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cardigan Snow Hounds !

It snowed in Michigan & the Cardigans are enjoying it ! This is their first winter . Nice to have a double coat ! I had to go up into the attic to get mine !

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Finders Keepers !

 Found a box load of puppies !
 I like the Black & White one !
 Can you pick the future Westminster winner out of this pile of puppies ? I can't !
Wait a minute , I can pick out the future Westminster winner !

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rainy Thursday !

 Gee if it drys out , I'll go out again & again !
What time is it ? It's got to be near feeding time !

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

California Here I Come !

Californian Rabbits . Have 4 does , 2 bucks , & 31 bunnies . Mom's rebred ! Plan is to help feed Dragon , one of Kate's Greyhounds . Dragon has a serious digestive disorder & vet put him on a very selective / restrictive diet . No beef , no pork , no chicken . Which leaves only vension or rabbit meat .

Cardigan Corner !

 Hey , speak into my good ear !
 Cardigan Cheerleaders " Give me an S ! " .
 Erin worries like a good mom .
Look at me , I have both my ears up !

Monday, November 16, 2015

Help I've Fallen & Can't Get Up !

Next year we're thinking of dying the Black & White pups tp look like Panda bears ! :0)