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 !

Monday, July 31, 2017

Got Milk ?

Tried to get a picture of Erin's Fluffy girl playing with a milk  carton . World Peace would have been easier !  These are the few useable photos she would hold still , long enough for a photo !

Boyz Of The Summer !

Copper is a keeper . Good bloodlines & will add color to our kennel . As my boys age , Copper will take his place as Top Dog !
George my Grand Champion will have a forever home with us . 
Leggs has a story . Whelped last year on May 19 ( my birthday ) was assisted breach & rest of litter was C-section . At vets, noticed his back legs were turning black ! Vet thought he might have to be put down . He surprised us ! In a couple of days he was fine , hence the name Leggs . He will join our kennel .
Now Harry ( top ) & Ricky . Harry is the best confirmation I ever bred but he's solid Big Ear's pedigree , too close to breed to my girls . He may have caught the eye for a forever home . Ricky , Mr Love Machine , loves to be hugged & a registered AKC sire , is aging . 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Headed For Maine !

They say a Cardigan inherits their owner's temperament . Seems pup & new dad both a little sleeper here !
Now their both a little more alert ! A 5 1/2 hour drive back to Maine , is eye opening !

International Sock Thief !

Caught in the act , Blair tries to make off with a sock ! Blair's M.O. includes underwear ,  shirts  , & other items  in exchange for a treat . It's an old story , Black Cardigan goes bad & blackmails family , in a treat for socks scam !

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Birds Of A Feather ?

What about feathers of a bird ? Found this flight feather sticking out of a rabbit coop . Know what species it's from ? Had eagles , hawks , all kinds of birds , & once an Ooh Ahh Bird .

Ooh Ahh Birds are 6 ounce birds from New Zealand , that lay one 4 ounce egg a year . Their cry is " Ooh Ahh ! " .

Wait , wait , wait for it . . . set the hook , pull ! Got another one !

Entirely Homegrown Breakfast !

How many can say they had a completely homegrown breakfast ? Neither can I , but the eggs & peppers came from my backyard !

Friday, July 28, 2017

I Smell Melons !

Wendy's Crew First Time Out !

Break time !
Wendy doing a tail count !
Red girl has found a home . Toying with idea of keeping the black girl ?
View from the Goodyear Blimp !
Blue Merle male , may be looking for a home ?
Red girl's brown eyes got her a new home !
Does a bear go in the woods ?

So many beautiful pups , hard to pick which ones I'll keep for replacements . With several aging & two to retire soon , I have to look 2 years down the road . We have at least 4 available to approved homes .

Solo's Big Adventure !

First nice day in awhile . Solo catching some rays !
Solo still favors mom!

Cardigan Great Escape !

Erin looking for 2 pups !
2 pups looking for Erin !
Poor little Fluffy ! Needs a home .
Might keep this little momma's girl !
Keeping Copper !
Pretty girl found a home !
Think I'll keep momma's girl !
Who goes there ?
Erin takes a break !
Everyone looking for missing pup !

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Look At Me Ma , I'm Top Of The World !

My girls are the tops ! Left to right ; Heddi , Wendy , Erin , & Daphne . Heidi & Erin are retiring this year . Wendy had her first litter & Daphne had her second .

3 in 1 !

Wendy's pen has become a puppy hang out ! Three puppies  are Wendy's .  The Red Sable girl is being foster  cared .  Solo is just here for playtime .

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 !