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 !

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Yo, Rin Tin Tin !

Trapped in backwoods Maine with worse snowstorm in a century , a family wondered what to do . . .  no power . . . no food . . . no heat , all they could do was send their Cardigan for help !

Well it could have happened ! Magpie's owners tell me she loves the snow & was on a family car ride all the way to North Carolina ! Yo , Rinny or Yo Magpie !

Not A Pretty Picture !

Eyes starting to open today . Time for first meal !
Slow to start but then true Cardigan fashion kicks in !
Will try second meal about noon .
Back to sleep , someone will clean up !

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bruno Loves Fall !

Seems Bruno would rather roll in the leaves than rake !

Doing Well !

Some like milking the job , others slack off !
Someone's always taking the wrong turn !
Snooze & you lose !

Friday, November 10, 2017

Week Old Today !

Sally's first litter is a week old today !
In a few days , we'll start the pups on soft mushy food .
We have 9 pups to see the vet today , with mom for checkup . The littlest one life's struggle is over . As a breeder one has to understand Nature , the strongest survive . This is why we don't promise pups until the nervous stage is over . At three weeks , hearty pups that are eating well pass the first test of Mother Nature . 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Not Just A Pretty Face !

Zbigie earns his Puppy Agility Award ! Has plans for more Awards ! Looks , brains , & talent . . . I'm  talking about  Zbigie not me !

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Party's Over !

Mom can't party like it's 1999 !
Sleep it off ! Glanville's not that kinda town !

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Taking Turns !

Easier to keep track by placing 5 of same color on at a time . In a few days , can allow a free for all !

Friday, November 3, 2017

End Of A Ruff Day !

Sally bouncing back !

" Was Best Of Times , Was The Worse Of Times " !

Only one natural whelp !
5Blue Merles , 5 Black & White .
Have to catch up on other animals , while neighbor puppy sits Sally .
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Put A Fork In Me , I'm Done !

Took Sally to vet today . Mom & pups fine . Will go back tomorrow . Not quite ready yet !

Sleeping In The Whelping Room !

Past few nights I've been sleeping with my head 3 feet away from Sally . . . it's like we're married ! Over the years I learned it's good policy to be attached to expecting Cardigans , a few days before due date & a few days after . Both whelping & nursing present challenges ! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cardigan Halloween Horror !

Giant rabbit stalking chickens !
Vampire Eli sucking blood !
Half Cardigan , half Godzilla , all horror !
" Please , let me have just this one , Master ! " 
Evil Blue Merle Cardigan !
Shameful puppy fighting !

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ten Little Indians !

Saw an old movie yesterday called "10 Little Indians ". Took Sally to vets for a puppy count by Xray . Shows 10 puppies waiting . Good thing I didn't watch " Cheaper by the Dozen " !

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Poor Poor Sally !

Sally has a week to go . Can hardly get about . Will see vet tomorrow . Sally was a good eater up to two days ago . Been placing out a buffet of assorted foods in assorted dishes , with no luck . Then tried hand feeding her . It worked ! Not the first time a female of the species was willing to eat out of my hand ! !

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Calm Before The Storm !

George ( Grand Champion back ) & Leggs ( front ) spotted camera & ready to run !
Ricky's not camera shy !
Harry thinking he might stay with me .
While Butch is eating on upper deck , Stella ( l ) Fiona ( r ) & Copper ( rear ) , check out lower deck & ramp .
All 4 decide they'd rather eat . Butch doing Yoda impression again ! National weather service predicts 3-5 inches of rain between Sunday & Monday . That's chest deep to a Cardigan !

Friday, October 27, 2017

Batten Down The Hatches !

Nation Weather Alert states Sunday we'll get hit with 3 to 4 inches of rain ! That's chest deep for a Cardigan . So in an effort to keep my Cardigans semi-dry , went into tent making /ramp business .