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 , firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
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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 !
|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 ?|
Friday, June 24, 2016
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
|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 .|
Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Friday, June 17, 2016
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 !
|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 .|