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, July 25, 2017

School Of Belle !

Belle taking time out of her busy retired schedule to teach reading . At an early age Big Ear puppies are exposed to reading . We use the New York Times on the whelping box floors !

Monday, July 24, 2017

New Head Of Security !

SGT Toad keeps our garage safe !

I'm Gonna Count To Three !

Just like in the old west . One hombre would say " There ain't enough room for both of us , I'm gonna count to three ! " . YoYo covers his eyes when he counts . Would seem YoYo would shoot a man , or Greyhound , in the back !

Having Ups & Downs ?

Our pups are having ups & downs too ! Sometimes their ears are up . . . sometimes they're down !

Saturday, July 22, 2017

First Field Trip !

Erin takes brood outside !
Good mom watches kids .
Fresh air too much for them !
Even at this age , When they're out , they want to come in !
Ninja Cardigan !

Friday, July 21, 2017

Food Fight !

Solo has been a little slow on eating alone , with mom always ready .
Little black girl takes a break , as Solo picks up the pace !
Now it's head & head to the finish !

Solo Dukes It Out !

Solo's first time with Wendy's litter . Red wants to eat him !
Solo's not sure about all this attention !
Wendy's litter would rather eat . Solo's old news .
" Hey are they talking about us ? "

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Two Selected Today !

Photo may be dark but this Red girl's future is bright !
This girl won the heart of a Jersey gal !

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gone !

Rose was a very sweet Greyhound . Kate rescued her from a family that rescued her from the track . Rose was a lucky girl , rescued twice ! She went very quickly . Only a few days ago she was diagnosed with a quick spreading cancer . There was no cure , just the promise of pain & a short life . We did the decent thing . Rather than force Rose to endure the pending end , we had the vet to painless end her beloved live . Kate took it hard . We picked a place next to Dragon , for Rose to watch over us . We'll miss her quiet sweet nature & her whip tail wag .

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Just Dating !

Heidi found Cardigan Romance with Connor !
Connor is a mid-western heartbreaker !

Litter due mid-September .

Playboy !

Harry looking for Heddi !

Rain Rain , Go Away !

We had several inches of rain last night . Good thing I watered the garden earlier !

Monday, July 17, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lay Down !

Wendy's litter start showing to approved homes 07/24/17 .
Daphne's million dollar boy , Solo . Start showing to approved homes 08/01/17 .
Erin's litter . Start showing to approved homes 07/20/17 .

Those who've been emailing me over the months & are still interested , let me know . Placed add in CWCCA Breeder's Directory . Seems like we're the only litter listed east of the Mississippi ? We don't ship , so if you're interested & approved , plan a visit !

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Planning Five week visits !

Odd pair ! Red Sable girl's mom is Erin but raised by Wendy .  Black & White girl is Wendy's pup . Both  looking for approved homes .
Blue eyed Solo . Most expensive pup yet ! Between C-section , sonograms  , A. I .  & follow ups  , he's a million dollar Cardigan ! Thanks Daphne !
Black & White girls with tan points from Erin's litter looking for approved homes .
Two Black & White girls with tan points from Erin's litter seeking approved homes .
Might keep these two from Erin's litter .

Uncertain about Wendy's two Blue Merle boys . Not easy to to pick future kennel mates & ones to approved homes .

Monday, July 10, 2017