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 !

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Cardigan Romance !

Who's your daddy ?
Ricky looking in all the wrong places !
Heidi went to the vet's today .
Maybe puppies in the future ?

Friday, December 30, 2016

What Happened To Laurel & Hardy ?

They're now Fred & George ! They just helped their new owner pull through surgery . Guess health care is a Cardigan bonus !

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Hic-cup ! MMMerry SShristmas !

Christmas went to the dogs this year ! Be safe , sober , drive careful & be boring for the Holidays !

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Wrapping !

Tallulah enjoying Christmas with her SC family !

Wired For Christmas !

Christmas Alert !

Be on look out for Christmas dog nappers ! Here's a police photo of Maisy fighting off a dog napper  dressed as Santa !

Happy Leif Ericsson Day !

When I was a kid we had one small Black & White TV with 3 stations , shared my bedroom w/ my brother , & a mix breed dog . Today I have a color TV w/cable , share my bedroom w/ the  wife , & have 11 purebred Welsh Cardigan Corgis . Christmas was simple then . Today you have to honor every religious celebration , yet if you say anything but “ Merry Christmas “ you’re on the Naughty List ! 

So that’s why I celebrate Leif Ericsson’s  Birthday . No not that Leif Ericsson this Lief Ericsson ! 

Why Lief Ericsson ? He was real . Birthday dated about October , which was about right . Vikings would leave newborns out overnight . If they survived they were hardy enough for the climate . Winter babies would be hard to feed & the land could support only so many . Ancient Nordic Tribes would hang fir trees inside in deep winter . They marveled the tree stayed green . Plus in Family Court I won his birthday for visitation ! So Happy Leif Ericsson Day ! Keep Leif Ericsson Day in your heart all year round !

Friday, December 23, 2016

Sister Says " Try Another Breed ! ".

Maybe Scottish Deerhounds ?
I could stick with Cardigans ? Heidi should be looking for Cardigan Romance soon ! Spent 20 years w/Cardigans , can't teach a Scott/Irishman new tricks !

When They're Out . . .

. . . They want to come in . When they're in they want to go out ! As Shakespeare would say " Out damn Spot ! "

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Three's Company !

Rosie has her bed all to herself ! 
This one's just right !

Boxing Up Last Minute Gifts !

Kate got tired of the cats fighting Rose for the dog's bed . They all have their own beds but like Rose's bed by the sunny window & heater . So the idea hit Kate , as she was unboxing gifts . . . if the cats kept climbing in the boxes as she emptied  them , maybe they would like to keep them ? So Kate cut down one side ( they like to look out ) added towels , & placed them by the heater . Purrrfect !

Monday, December 19, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Siamese Cats ?

Siamese cats ?

Baby It's Cold Outside !

Good day for Cat & Leggs to stay inside . Now if I can talk Kate into going outside to tend the rabbits . Why not I talked Kate into marrying me !

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Frank Melts Hearts On His Sheep Farm !

Like so many of our pups , Frank won the hearts of his new family . When he's not herding sheep , he herds the cats ! 

Check Your Cardigan's Batteries !

Cardigans , like smoke detectors , need their batteries replaced yearly . Here's Betty Boop , with her eyes glowing for night vision !

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stanley Celebrates Christmas !

Stanley may be enjoying Christmas in Canada , but Kate & I won't be out done !

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Devil Fruit !

My name McDowell , roughly translated means " Son of the Devil " ! So it would be fitting to grow Devil Fruit . Eggplant & tomato are really fruits ! The " horns " are strictly fun !

Friday, December 9, 2016

Conehead !

Been asked " Will wearing a cone , flatten my Cardigan's ears ? " . Should be okay , as long as cone not too tight . There is something called the Elizabethan Collar , that might be interesting . 

Don't Tease Me !

Waiting for Heddi to come into season . She's just toying with me !

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Freezer Half Full Or Half Empty ?

Only a few squash varieties left .
Jumbo Pink Banana Squash , grew in my garden & waiting for meals .

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rainy Day !

                          Not much for Leggs & Cat to do but dry off between outdoor runs .

Friday, November 25, 2016

There Is Life After TG MEAL !

Betty Boop enjoying another Thanksgiving !

Gardener Overboard !

Saving squash seeds ; Pumpkin , Lakota , Buttercup , & Jumbo Pink Banana . Have saved several tomato varieties & squash varieties already .

Thursday, November 24, 2016

First Thanksgiving !

What a face !

Eating Stuff From Garden !

 Four kinds of squash ; zucchini , Lakota , Buttercup , & jumbo Pink Banana  .
Great for pies !

My special lemon tree producing lemons , bananas , & tea !