Welcome to Delwires, we are located in Gnosall a village just on the Staffordshire Shropshire border and just 6 miles from Stafford ( M6 junction 13 & 14 ) and this is our home page we are breeders of top quality Wire Haired Fox Terriers, a breed full of passion and love and with a little bit of Mischief thrown in for good measure. Never respond to any other email address or telephone number than those stated on this website or our Facebook page the contact details are:
My name is Stephen and welcome to Delwires website, I have been involved with Wire Haired Fox Terriers all my life literally as on the day I was born my father bought me my first ever Wire Haired Fox Terrier called “Nellie”. “Nellie” was 14yrs of age when she died but those years where full of fun and friendship and in her memory I have added a couple pages about her and some of her antic’s, so take sometime and read some stories of her fun adventures.
After owning a WHFT for over 60yrs, the first thing I would say to anyone who has never owned a Fox Terrier but is interested in owning one, is to read everything you can on the breed and even more so about it’s quirks.
They are super, funny, loving, loyal, intelligent & ignorant in equal measure but once you have owned one you won’t want any other breed. A little bit more about Fox Terriers, there are two types of the breed, the Wire and the Smooth haired some people like to describe them as two different breeds, this is not true! I have had and bred both and they are inseparable in regard to temperament, tenacity and that quintessential aloofness that only a Fox Terrier can deliver with such poise. The breed is on the small side of medium and has a wonderful loving temperament, they love exercise this doesn’t have to be excessive but it is important that whatever you do with a Fox Terrier it must be consistent as they love routine. People say that Fox Terriers don’t moult this is not strictly true as they shed their coat constantly but light grooming will prevent any problems, their coats or fur does not appear to irritate people with allergies to dogs, much like poodles.They are always at the centre of any social circle where everywhere they go, much like all our dogs, Gregarious, out going, fun loving socialites, home breed, well socialised and stuffed to the brim with love and fun! you will never be alone when have a Fox terrier with you!
About us and our Dogs
We are a family dedicated to the dogs we keep and the puppies we breed, We live in a village situated on the boarders of Staffordshire and Shropshire and our dogs benefit from an abundance of country paths and open spaces.
The dogs are exercised on a regular basis and they accompany us on most of our walks to the village shops and Paddy especially enjoys the occasional walk to the pub, where he meets up with lots of people and other dogs in the dog friendly bar of The George and Dragon!
“Paddy” is an excellent Wire Haired Fox Terrier, with superb bloodlines, counting many UK and International Champions in them, he has 28 UK and International Champions in his first 5 generations alone, whilst still only scoring 7.1 in the Kennel Clubs inbreed coefficient, which makes him excellent for breeding.
He is a wonderfully well balanced and tempered example of his breed and he lives as a much loved family pet with our other dogs, he loves children, just ask my 3.5 year old grandson they are inseparable, he has a gentle nature with other animals and he is regarded as one of the Village characters.
Paddy, really has an everyone’s my friend attitude to life, with a natural sense of humor which people adore him for.
We have two brood bitch’s, “Autograph Rose at Delwires” and “Glymore Trixie at Delwires” both beautiful examples of the breed and our retired bitch “Delwires Fiery Fern” who again is a brilliant dog she has the poise of movement that when you see her walking it look’s as if she is taking you for a walk, her puppies have been tremendous and we keep in close contact with all our puppies owners and we are always happy to receive emails, photos and visits from them.
“Fern” came to us when she was just under 12months old and she had a number of issues created by her previous owner but with love and care these have pretty much vanished, she like all our dogs is a people person who loves fuss in great measure and is known to give you a couple of tap’s with her paw if you are not fussing and stroking enough.