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, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Heidi's Doing Well !

Heddi's Cardigan nature of adapting is kicking in . Her new family states Heddi barks when strangers at the door & if spooked in the yard , runs to the house . Good news !

Friday, September 22, 2017

That's One Spicy Tomato !

Another volunteer tomato that planted itself & grew to produce fruit . Seeds survived the winter from last year's fallen fruit & produced a hardy group , that I will let ripen & save seed .  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Too Early !

Bruno & his buddy are ready for Halloween !

Eggplant Originated In India . . .

But the Scott-Irish perfected cooking it ! We'll have Eggplant Parmesan every two weeks this winter , from eggplant I grew !
Assembly line !
Cooked & bound for the freezer !

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Sheriff In Town !

Wyatt's making friends . Trying to overcome chicken envy !

You Say Tomato !

Erin finds a tomato . Retired she deserves a good home . Trouble is at 4 years old , Erin's an old friend , would hate to see her go . Yet she deserves a special forever home , where she is the center of affection !

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lost & Found !

Last evening Heddi found her forever retirement home . Then as her new owners walked her into her new home , Blair
 ( her daughter ) sounded the Cardigan alarm ! Heddi bolted , slipped her collar , & bolted off into the dark ! A 6 year old
 " puppy " lost in miles of unknown woods ! They searched for hours . I joined the fruitless search this morning . It looked bleak . Then a few hours ago , an very tired Heddi was found about 1 1/2 to 2 miles away . She was found at a cattle farm I spotted . The Farmer said his place seemed to draw stray animals . Amazing ! We're all so happy for Heddi !

Lost & Found !

Solo On Grass !

Look deep into my eyes !
Ready for your action shot Hans Solo ?

Steve McQueen Cool !

Abi is ready to ride !

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heddi Heading Home !

Heidi's going to spend her retirement with her daughter Blair . Funny she was to have puppies & now will live with one of her puppies . Heddi is a good dog , no bad habits , very laid back , & listens well . Nice family & a nice dog .

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sulking Waldo !

Without his high grass , the ninja Waldo is at a disadvantage . Squirrels & the lawnmower guy  are his natural enemies  !

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Retired !

Heddi just found out she's not going to be a mom ! At 6 years old she can retire .
Harry will be 5 on Christmas Day . 
Erin was 4 in April & is taking an early retirement .

Friday, September 8, 2017

Be Very Afraid !

Let the pups out . They've been out in their run & back deck , but first time in 10X12 pen with 3X5 kennel . They tested & chewed everything new . 
Robin's pen borders the pup's pen . All their energy & noise scares her !

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Easy Rider !

Zbigie was born to ride !

Peach Picking Time In Glenville !

One small Reliance tree was ready . Lost half from days of rain . Some good for eating , some for jam . Have 4 larger trees to go !

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Money Can't Buy !

Tomates seeds for next year . These are volunteer tomatoes seeds , that wintered over from last years open pollinated tomatoes & sprung up on their own ! One was a large paste tomato , one a mid-sized tomato , & another large cherry . These seeds will produce hardy tomato varieties , resistant to local diseases , & able to thrive in upstate New York's short growing season .

Meow , Meow , M------ Woof ?

Hans Solo no longer solo !

When The Going Gets Tough . . .

The tough go cooking ! Another rainy day , so I'm frying up home grown eggplant for Eggplant Parmesan this Fall . Will freeze till then .

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In Waiting !

Let not forget Heddi's to whelp Sept 15 !
Connor's to be the dad !

Cardigan Romance !

Took Sally ( top ) & Grand Champion George ( bottom ) to vet for Cardigan Romance this morning !

Monday, September 4, 2017

Too Much Party !

Wyatt crashes !

That New Car Smell !

Bruno may not have that new car smell but he sure looks happy !

Four Enough ?

Thinking of keeping all four !
We'll call this sweet girl Fiona !
Maybe this boy , Butch ?
Stop pulling tails off the other pups , Stella ! We're keeping her !
Copper's a keeper !

Sunday, September 3, 2017