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, March 26, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Have A Happy Easter . . .

Or be Abi Normal !

Abi Normal ( yes from Young Frankenstein ) & her favorite one eyed chicken !

Monday April 4 , Heddi's Litter Turns 5 Weeks !

At 5 weeks we start showing puppies to approved homes . We have not advertised the puppies yet & only have 2 Black & White left ! We try to match the right pup to the best home . So many scream Blue Merles & won't even look at a Black & White . We do not run a bakery & can't make Blue Merles . Only Nature can do that . Blue Merles are only allowed to be bred to Black & Whites . It reduces recessed genes & keeps the color crisp . So even if we breed for Blue Merles , we breed to Black & Whites , & only a few in a litter are Blue Merles .

So those that wish for a Blue Merle , do the math ! Cardigan Welsh Corgis are a rather rare breed , with only a few active breeders east of the Mississippi & even fewer breed for Blue Merles .

Free Range Cardigan !

George has free range of the porch & house but likes his perch !

Has Quite A Bit On His Plate !

Two Plate Eaters !

Pups are too big for one plate ! Monday the pups will be 4 weeks old , at 5 weeks we start showing to new homes .

Friday, March 18, 2016

Attacked From Both Sides !

Even though the pups are starting to eat soft food , Heddi will endure this rough treatment for a few more weeks .

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Wearing Of The Green !

It's green ain't it ?
Today all the amateurs are Irish ! I was raised Irish & taught to hate everything British & Cromwell . Come to find out , I'm mostly Scottish & some of my ancestors served with Cromwell ! So last year , the wife & I had High Tea in London . We love everything from Great Britian & Ireland . If they can get over their " troubles " , so can this country . Happy St. Patrick's Day !

No Elbows On The Plate !

They like mom best !
First time with soft food !

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bruce's Big Adventure !

Erin waiting for vet trip this morning . We know Erin is in heat , but timing is critical with A.I. , especially dealing with a male Cardigan in California . Today's tests will tell us if things are ready or we have to wait some more !

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

We Lost A Kind Soul In The Cardigan World !

Joanne shared her wonderful kindness with two homes . First most of her life with Big Ears Kennel as Joanne , mom to great Cardigan pups . Then as Joni a prized family member in NJ . After a brief stressing & painful illness , she left us . She held on long enough to die in her new owner's arms , only after being blessed & given permission . She had the Cardigan heart . Joni will be missed by many . So sad to lose the really good ones .