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 !

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

And Then There Was One !

By the time I grabbed my camera , all but one pup jumped out of the water !

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Caught Right Back In The Middle !

Couldn't just drink & wash your paws like a raccoon ? Now you're stuck & the other pups can't drink ! We rescued Leggs Diamond & question his way to beat the heat !

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

New Home !

Just met new buddy , Odin & went for a quick swim in his water dish ! Big morning !

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Master Plan Working !

Looks like Laurel & Hardy will be staying awhile . Hope they meet the right family that wants to keep them together . Would be a let down to chose between placing them in a good home individually or holding them as a pair !

Busy Morning At Big Ears !

This pup's heading for Maryland to be with horse & cow people !
This pup's heading to Long Island to keep rabbits company !
Found homes for two more of Erin's pups !

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Oh What Big Teeth You Have Grandma !

Ziggy Zig-Zags !

Another of Erin's brood leaves for a new home !

Is That All There Is ?

Out of 2 litters ( 12 puppies ) we have only 3 males left to place ! Would like to see Laurel & Hardy go as a pair . . . individual interesting , together stunning ! Our Black & White boy w/ tan points is full of spunk !

Friday, July 15, 2016

First In Erin's Litter To Leave !

Pup was so happy to go to his new home !

Big Ears Kennel & Rabbity ?

Yes , Big Ears is also a rabbity , hence term Big Ears for Cardigans & Rabbits . Also a punch line for an old joke ! We have Californian Rabbits known for meat production . Dragon , one of Kate's Greyhounds , has a gastro problem & can only eat rabbit meat . Rabbits would be natural prey for Greyhounds but I raise enough to sell for pets too . Our 5 does had bunnies !

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Decision's In !

Leggs is in the back . Interesting story . We almost lost him twice ! He was stuck & twisted in the birth canal , but I was able to remove him . Took Erin in for C'section for rest of litter . Then we saw the pups rear legs were almost black from circulation loss ! Vet tech rubbed & rubbed hoping to restore circulation . Didn't look good but with mom's care , he's fine !
Cat has a black mask like Cat Woman !
Registered 2 puppies to keep , Cat ( from Daphne X GC George ) & Leggs Diamond ( from Erin X Ch Timber ) . Both tested negative for Fluffy / Long hair DNA gene copy .

Doctor Wants Me To Eat Healthy !

So I'll double up on my vitamins , vitamin D ( donuts ) & vitamin C ( coffee ) !

More of Erin's Gang !

Cute boy looking for the right family !
All but 3 males have found homes !

Daphne's Gang !

Cat , tested negative for Fluffy/Long haired gene .

Laurel Hardy & Friends !

Monday, July 11, 2016

Another Cardigan Does Well !

Betty becoming a Jersey Gal ! Loves her new family & learning ( & chewing ) the ropes !

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Getting There !

Took too many short cuts in placing paving stones around cement slab . Should have put down & layer of sand & weed blocking material . In a hurry & it's only a dog run !

Another Happy Cardigan !

Rosie gets rave reviews from vet & new family .