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 !

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Out Spot , Out !

First time Daphne's litter out , on the deck . They don't know if coming or going !

Cardigans Hiding In The Weeds

Time to get out the walk behind weedwacker ! Ground too rough for lawnmower . Hand held weedwacker would make my hands numb in no time . Took about an hour to reclaim my yard !

Monday, June 27, 2016

Taking White Thunder To Chicago !

Promised son to visit this summer . Check list : Rabbit , check . Coffee can for tips or rest stops , check . Grill for tail gate parties , check . Night light , check . Fan , check . Cooler , check . Folding table , check . Folding gate for safety , check . Coffee cup , check . Folding chair , check . Board not to get bored , check . Govt. shirt for chilly nights & impress the babes !

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Moment To Say Thanks !

In the almost two decades I've been absorbed with Cardigans , I've met some of the nicest people from all walks of life . Even met the wife , a great gal that puts up with me & all the craziness . It's a wonderful thing to preserve a rare breed of dog from ancient Welsh farmers & share with people . The wife & I wish to thank all those people ( 27 litters & 170 pups counting ) that made this grand experiment possible . So few people are able to retire & afford to follow a passion . A special thanks to Social Security & USDA pension ( never thought I'd live this long ) that made this experiment a " govt. funded " operation ! Knowing we can provide remarkable pets , with ancient histories , for so many . . . makes it special for us . Hopefully the sleepless nights on puppy watch , midnight medical emergencies , & more vet bills will fade with the smiles of new Cardigan owners !

Busy Day At Big Ears !

A Fluffy with a blue eye , found love in a home with Angora Rabbits !
Betty Boop found a home in NJ . Her mission is to love retired Joanne's home . Joanne was lost to sudden illness & left a big void .
Couple with military histories picked one of Erin's pups . Future War Dog ?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

War Zone Or Moon Scape ?

No , just doing prework for cement slab . At this point , removed pallets , dog ramp , weedwacked , fencing , gates , rototiller , trimmed bush blocking truck , & moved fence line . Hard part was explaining to neighbor my project !

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Big Ears Kennel Project !

Removed gate & fence . Moved to back .
Original layout in side paddock with gates & ramp .
Now gate & fence in rear . Yard mowed for cement pour .
Bush blocking cement truck .
Bush trimmed !
Yard cleared of pallets , weed wacked , & ramp removed for cement pour . Having 30x30 dog run poured . Tomorrow rototill & rake to help rework area .

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Another AKC Award !

Barkley ( Black Arrow ) earns an AKC Good Citizen Award !

Pick Of The Litter !

Leaning towards the girl with the black mask , Cat Woman ?
2 Black & White girls with tan points have been selected yesterday . Now between 3 Blue Merles , I have to pick which pup will become part of Big Ears Kennel !

Friday, June 17, 2016

Another Pup Of Daphne's Finds A Home !

This pup pulled out all the stops to win a home !

First Visitor For Daphne's Litter !

" Wait a minute , you expect me to go to RI ? "
See her little tongue ?

When Someone Gives You Apples . . . ?

Throw them back at them ! I took my new Apply Mac computer in to the shop . They had it 3 days , ran all tests , & found nothing wrong ! This time I backed up everything on an external hard drive . Apple said don't worry about your email , that's covered by your email server . Well I checked out everything at the shop with 4 Apple Geeks . Things seemed fine , till this morning I tried to send an email . All my email addresses were lost !

So if anyone emailed me , try again . Thanks !

Had To Tape Robin's Ears !

Remember Crow from Mystery Science 3000 Theater ?
Nice side view !
Success !

Meet The Big Ears Pack !

Wendy the Firefly !
Ricky says " Lucy I'm home ! " .
Bad Boy Harry , just waiting !
Betty Boop found a new home !
Sally , like many of us , is on a diet !
Mom Heddi & pup Robin !
Heddi , one blue eye & one brown !
Grand Champion George & pal .