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 !

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I Ain't Missing You At All !

Judy doesn't miss Big Ears Kennel at all . She's spoilt rotten in her new home . Now a Jersey Girl , she fits right in with her new family . Used to believe " No one can offer my dogs a better home ! " . I was wrong . Here the dogs share me . At a new home , they are shared . Boy do they eat up the attention ! Occasionally A special home has the love a Cardigan & old friend needs , so they leave with my blessing . 

Ladies In Waiting !

We're waiting for Erin & Daphne to come into season soon . We have Cardigan Romance all picked out ! For Erin we have a dashing West Coast boy , Firefly . For Daphne we have a quiet Mid-west boy , Connor . The boys will add new bloodlines & more color to our kennel .

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Time Sure Flies !

Remember staying awake in the Whelping Room for 3 nights waiting for Heddi to Whelp . Now the pups are almost 4 weeks old & at 5 weeks will start showing to approved homes. Try to connect all approved homes but may have missed a few . Hate computers ! Pups then & now !
Minutes old !
Recent !

Saturday, March 25, 2017

My Best Litter !

Heddi & Ricky have given us a perfect litter . These pups seem like the best of 27 litters & 175 pups over almost 20 years in Cardigans . Heidi's a great mom . In a few weeks we will be showing to approved homes . Hope Mother Nature keeps shining down on this beautiful litter .

Heddi's Gang !

Round & Round !
Help !
I feel I'm being watched ?

Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing !

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ready For My Closeup !

Tale ( tail ) end of the story !
This one's cutting wood !
Heads up !
Dream a little dream for me !

Momma Takes A Break !

Heidi gets a quick bite !
Pups are fed , now a good nap !

How Does Your Garden Grow ?

Started several varieties of eggplant & sweet bell peppers . Have some leeks too . Trying to start sweet potatoes . Will add purple sweet potatoes soon ! Next week will start several tomato varieties . 

Monday, March 20, 2017