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's two retired Greyhounds have passed away , but we still have YoYo ( a 3 legged cat ) .

We welcome inquiries about Cardigans and am generally available by email , bigearsk@gmail.com . Am member of Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America . 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 " . Follow our blog , bigearskennel.blogspot.com , for announcements on new arrivals .

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 !

Friday, June 30, 2017

One Flew Over The Whelping Box !

One of Erin's girls climbing out of the whelping box to explore mom's feed dish !

Oh My !

Will put Erin's litter on soft food soon !
Erin loves her brood , but a mom got to have some alone time too !
Lick 'em clean Wendy !
Lining up at the snack bar !
Solo on point !
I'll be back !

Thursday, June 29, 2017

More Big Ears News !

Daphne mom & Grand Champion George dad . Newest addition to kennel . A solo C-section birth .
Wendy cleaning up her Whelping Box . First time mom .
Erin's last litter . Rough time . Doing fine now .
Heidi playing Hide & Seek . May have one more litter .

Now comes hard choice , choosing which pups to keep !

Eye Opening Experience !

Erin's litter's eyes are open !

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It's A Boy !

Was a C-section after all . This fellow reminds me of Waldo . Waldo was a light Blue Merle too , with the bluest eyes !

Same Thing Different Day !

Daphne still waiting ! Took Daphne to vet yesterday , this morning , & will later this afternoon . Monitoring , as one pup pregnancy are tricky !
Red pup doing well with Wendy's litter .
Erin's litter also doing well .

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Cardigan Milk Shake !

A stepping stone !
Team work !

Is It Time Yet ?

Daphne's temperature dropped to 98.5 this morning . May be getting near time to whelp her one puppy ! Now we'll find out if this one puppy will be a C-section or natural delivery . Time will tell .

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Erin's & Wendy's Litters !

Combined litters . Added Erin's red girl to Wendy's litter . 
Reducing Erin's litter to 6 , gives all the pups a better chance to nurse .
I just want to be alone !

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wait A Minute , I count 4 Puppies !

We took one of Erin's pups , a red female , & added it to Wendy's brood . The little red girl wasn't gaining much , so a smaller litter might work out well for her . Erin had 7 & won't miss one . Wendy had 3 & more the merrier !

What's She Doing Here ?

Daphne is due to whelp one puppy ( one ? ) June 27 . To get her ready , we bring her into the Whelping Room for her to nest & adjust . Question is with one puppy will it be a natural whelp ?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

One Week Today !

Erin's litter is one week old today . We may keep the red male & Black & White female with tan points .
Erin will retire after this litter . Erin is a sweet girl & great mom . 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wonder What's Happening Today ?

Head west young girl !
Another clean up day !
Erin's been up since Thursday too! Know how that feels !

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Loneliest Number !

Daphne was promised to Connor , until about 8 weeks ago my Grand Champion George climbed over a series of fences that separated pens , to Daphne . 
In about a week George will be a dad . No bumper crops with bragging rights . X-rays reveal Daphne will have one pup ! One is the Loneliest Number !

Sleep Is But A Dream !

During WW2  & the Cold War , American prisoners were kept awake for days to break them ! In America we keep prisoners wake for days on puppy watch ! Between Erin's & Wendy's litters , I've been on puppy watch since Thursday & have a couple more days yet . Then in a few more days , Daphne should have a small litter !

Tomorrow !

Only 3 but was a tough whelping . All 3 breach birth .
Erin's litter starting to gain some weight .

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cardigan Rugby !

Shot from the Big Ears Blimp , the home team goes into a huddle  !
Now they break out , covering the field ! Such speed ! They're unstoppable !

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Great Cardigan Puppy Race " Is On " !

Seems to be a little trouble in the starting blocks , but they're off ! Way off ! Some are directionally challenged  .  It's a close race . Haven't seen this much excitement , since my oatmeal came to a boil !