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, February 29, 2016

Another " Camera Shy " Cardigan !

Georgie Girl is caught by the camera !

Thanks Kate !

Don't express how much I appreciate you . You're a big help with my Cardigans & playmate . Glad I bought you back from our trip to London . Wouldn't been as much fun , if I had to go back & get you ! A few memories .

Sleepless Night In Glenville !

Look what Heddi found !

Leap Year Puppies !

Seven puppies whelped in time for Leap Year . Mom & pups head for vet today . Natural whelp at home . 5 males , 2 females . One female a Blue Merle with bold tan points . Pups nursing well but have a nervous spell till on solid food .

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Carry On Heddi !

Due date is Feb 29 but Mother Nature has final call . Heddi had a litter on Easter & now maybe Leap Year Day ? We have every other holiday covered , why not Leap Year too ?

Big Ears Rabbit Nursery !

View from doorway .

Mom & 9 bunnies !

George On Call !

Grand Champion George waiting . He has been paired with Daphne for future litters .

Monday, February 22, 2016

Vet Says Feb 29 !

This will be the first litter Big Ears Kennel had on Leap Year Day ! We had every other holiday but first on Feb 29 ! Now to see if the vet or Mother Nature is right ! Might be 7 pups ?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Still Waiting !

Heddi's still waiting to whelp ! Figure about another 10 days . Next week will take Heddi in for pre-whelp check up .

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine Day At Big Ears !

May be 16 below outside but it's pretty warm insde ! Wife gave me a card . . . ain't it da truth ?

Valentine Day & it's 16 below with Romance In The Air !

Betty asks mom about Valentine Day ?

Betty's all ears , when Erin talks about her Valentine , Timber !

Valentine Day & Heddi !

Heddi counting the days till her March whelping .
16 below doesn't bother Heddi !

Westminster's Coming Monday & Tuesday Night !

2014 a Cardigan won the Herding Group & I predicted it !

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

East Meets West !

Planning Cardigan Romance for Erin ( top ) & Timber ( bottom ) .
Timber lives in California ( west ) & Erin lives in Glenville ( east ) .

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

El Tosco Takes A Bite Out Of Crime !

No that's just El Tosco's well used tug of war toy ! El Tosco runs the neighborhood Wellcome wagon & is friendly to  all !

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunny Glenville !

Wendy stop moving !

Maybe Heddi will whelp in March ?

Betty Boop enjoying the sunny deck .

Wednesday, February 3, 2016