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, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Last Litters for 2016 !

Had 2 Californian Rabbit litters last night . One doe had 10 , the other doe had 13 . 3 more does expecting to kindle tonight  or tomorrow . Like to balance the litters , so each litter averages 8 . So if the next litters are small , I'll steal a few from these larger litters . Plan is to balance litter size with good moms .

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bruno Another Pretty Face !

Grand Champion George !
Atta boy Bruno !
Bruno attends a socialization puppy show & wows them ! Along comes a judge & wrongly states " AKC standard requires removing dewclaws " . WRONG ! AKC standard states " dewclaws removed preferred " not mandatory , not disqualification , not fault , not point deduction . President of CWCCA & other officers backed me " preferred not mandatory " . Proof of the pudding , my George earned his championship & grand championship with his dewclaws ! He was shown under at least a dozen judges with his dewclaws !

Friday, September 16, 2016

Removed Tape !

Legs Diamond's ears are up ! Question remains , will they stay up ?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Ancient Artifact Unearthed In Glenville !

While digging the foundation for the deck steps , I discovered 2 ancient relics . Carbon dating places the items in the Ming Dynasty Era . Seems visiting aliens taught the Native Americans how to make toys for their children . Scientists can't determine what materials were used . Maybe you can determine exactly what these strange ancient items are ?

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Almost !

Besides massive clean up & inspection , just about done with aging steps & deck . Jumped for joy . Caught on camera . Jumped out of my pants & landed in neighbor's yard !

Friday, September 2, 2016

Bruno Wins Calendar Spot !

Cardigan -on-stick !
Bruno won a photo contest & will be featured on a 2017 calendar .

Making Big Ears Kennel Great Again !

Project for back stairs & deck continues . Tomorrow big finish !

Corgi Mix ?

Fashion is to breed designer dogs . Cardigans & Pembroke are separate breeds with crossing banned since 1931 . Now some are crossing to have a Pembroke with Cardigan colors . These cross breedings may produce a few desired colors with a litter of mutts ! None of them will breed true , ending a long history as a breed , & be shelter fodder . Like Pems ? Like Cardis ? Breed true !

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Under Construction !

Deck steps to the back porch showing its age . Cottage built about 1932 with pouch add-on & steps added about 1950s .Recently added concrete slab ( horror stories ! ) , now rebuilding deck steps .