Delwires Wire Haired Fox Terriers

Discover the World of Delwires: Passionate Ethical Breeders of Wire Haired Fox Terriers

Are you ready to welcome a furry companion into your life, one full of passion, love, and a touch of mischief? Delwires is your gateway to a world of ethical breeding, dedicated to producing low inbred coefficient Wire Haired Fox Terriers that will capture your heart.

Beyond Ordinary Solutions

Delwires is not your run-of-the-mill breeder. We recognize that we’re dealing with nature, and our approach is far from an “Off the shelf solution.” We meticulously select a suitable bitch, raised in a loving family environment, and in strict adherence to Lucy’s Law Guidelines. This commitment to ethical breeding takes time and care.

Patience Rewarded

Patience is the key when you embark on this journey with us. From the moment a suitable bitch in season is selected, there is a 63 day gestation period before the new puppies arrive, and the litter sizes can vary. Be prepared for a waiting list; it’s possible that you may need to exercise some patience before welcoming a Delwires puppy into your life.

The Complete Experience

When you’re ready to commit to our program and have had a conversation with us, you’ll receive our exclusive Delwires Puppy Pack. This pack is more than just paperwork – it’s a treasure trove of advice and information gleaned from years of nurturing Wire Haired Fox Terrier puppies. We’re here to support you every step of the way, ensuring that your new companion thrives.

A Reputation to Trust

The “Delwires Community” is known far and wide for its dedication and excellence. Don’t just take our word for it; check out our reputation on Facebook, where you can find our thriving community of Delwires Wire Haired Fox Terriers and UK Wire Haired Fox Terriers enthusiasts. Join us in the world of Delwires, where passion, love, and mischief come together in the form of extraordinary Wire Haired Fox Terriers. Check us out on facebook. Delwires Wire Haired Fox Terriers and UK Wire Haired Fox Terriers.

Probably the best Wire Haired Fox Terrier breeders

My name is Stephen, and my lifelong journey with Wire Haired Fox Terriers is a tale filled with heartwarming memories. From the day I was born, my father gifted me my very first Wire Haired Fox Terrier, Nellie. Those 14 unforgettable years were brimming with laughter, adventure, and unwavering companionship.

Nellie’s Legacy Lives On

In loving memory of Nellie, we’ve dedicated a page to her antics and adventures. So, take a moment to explore the heartwarming stories that will make you smile and reminisce.

A WHFT Lover for Over 60 Years

With over six decades of experience as a Wire Haired Fox Terrier owner, I have a piece of advice for those intrigued by this charismatic breed: immerse yourself in knowledge. Dive deep into understanding every facet of the breed and its charming quirks.

Fox Terriers: A World of Unparalleled Charisma

They’re an intriguing blend of funny, affectionate, loyal, intelligent, and sometimes, delightfully ignorant. But once you welcome a Fox Terrier into your life, you’ll discover why no other breed can quite compare. The journey of a Fox Terrier owner is an exhilarating one, with many surprises yet to be unveiled.

Wire and Smooth Haired: A Tale of Two Personalities

While some may claim the Wire and Smooth Haired Fox Terriers are distinct breeds, the truth is quite the opposite. I’ve raised and cherished both, and I can attest to their inseparable nature when it comes to temperament, tenacity, and that unique aloofness that only a Fox Terrier can gracefully exude.

A Compact Size with a Heart Full of Love

These small to medium-sized dogs boast a delightful, loving temperament. They relish exercise, though it need not be excessive. What they truly adore is a consistent routine, which brings them a sense of security and contentment.

The Myth of the Non-Shedding Fox Terrier

Contrary to popular belief, Fox Terriers do shed, but it’s a manageable affair with light grooming. Notably, their fur is less likely to trigger allergies in people sensitive to dog hair, akin to poodles.

Life with a Fox Terrier: A Never-Ending Party

Fox Terriers thrive at the center of any social gathering, embodying gregariousness, outgoing spirit, and a love for fun. These well-bred, socialized companions will fill your life with boundless love and everlasting joy. You’ll never feel alone with a Fox Terrier by your side!

Ready to Dive into the World of Fox Terriers?

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The Annual Breed Average inbreeding coefficient for the WHFT is currently 11.7% (Nov 2019). The inbreeding coefficient between Camiro and Amber is 0.

Follow this link to the Kennel Clubs, Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) calculators for a Kennel Club dogs COI.

Breeding for a low coefficient of inbreeding, also known as COI, involves choosing two dogs that are not closely related genetically. This can be achieved by carefully considering the pedigree of each dog and selecting breeding pairs that have the lowest possible COI.

The COI measures how related two dogs are in a given pedigree. The pedigree is a record of a dog’s ancestors, and the COI is calculated by examining how many common ancestors the two dogs share. The higher the COI, the more closely related the two dogs are, and the greater the risk of inherited health problems.

Breeding for a low COI involves identifying dogs with different pedigrees and breeding them together. This means avoiding breeding dogs that are closely related, such as siblings or parent and offspring. Instead, breeders may choose dogs from different lines, so that their pedigrees only overlap slightly.

By breeding for a low COI, breeders can help to reduce the risk of inherited health problems and improve the overall health of the breed. However, it is important to remember that other factors, such as temperament and conformation, should also be considered when selecting breeding pairs.

Follow the link to find out the potential inbreeding coefficient of the pups mating your bitch with Camiro. Enter for the Sire – Camiro Of Assuming Arabesque At Delwires (IMP SRB).

Follow the link to find out the potential inbreeding coefficient of the pups mating your bitch with Jack. Enter for the Sire – Jack Sparrow of WIre Ground at Delwires (IMP PRT).

No mating will be allowed if any potential mating results with puppies which would have an inbred coefficient of above 5%. This decision is based upon 20 years of research carried out by The Institute of Canine Biology on all pedigree breeds. They stated that for the Wire Haired Fox Terrier to have a sustainable healthy population moving into the future, they should never be bred with an Inbred Coefficient above 8%.

All photos used on this site and Facebook page are owned by us and are of our dogs. We have hundreds of photos and videos for you to view, showing the breed in its natual state and represents how the dogs really look in every day life.

Delwires Reviews

Delwires Wire Haired Fox Terriers
4.9
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Margaret Lee Walton
Margaret Lee Walton
08:35 27 Jul 23
From the word go when I contacted Delwire after losing our beloved Ludo they were fantastic. All through the process... we were kept up to date with the litter, lots of photos and videos and home visits if we had been able. Unfortunately we live too far away to meet our new puppy more than once but with videos and almost daily contact it was good to watch his progress. We have called our new boy Wilfred and he’s lived up to his kennel name of Wilfred the Wise. Sometimes Wilfred the Wilful but then again that’s a WHFT for you. I cannot recommend this lovely community of terriers, home bred who are used to children and the sounds of family life which makes all the difference.read more
Kim Hawley
Kim Hawley
11:36 27 Jun 23
I’ve followed Delwires for a number of years now. I initially made contact with Stephen around 8 years ago when I... privately rehomed a foxie and we had some questions about his pedigree and health situations (he was not a Delwire) and Stephen was amazingly knowledgeable and helpful with our boy. Fast forward a number of years and we decided the time was right for a puppy. I contacted delwires and low and behold a litter was due….the saint David’s day Crew! As you’d expect, we had a lovely long phone call with Stephen talking all things foxie and breeding, what we had to offer a dog and then invited to see the litter.
Mummy narla, living with Hollie, Stephens daughter, was just wonderful. The happiest most chilled out mummy to her litter. She was super friendly, happy to show off her babies and welcomed my young children too as well. She is everything you would want in a mummy.
We were encourage to visit multiple times, everything was super easy and never a problem to ring or ask questions or come and visit again. Hollie sent videos and photos most days of our boy and the litter which is amazing as we have so many photos of him right from being 1 day old! She also worked on teaching our boy his name and lots of little handling and recall games, he’s only got to hear her voice on old videos and even now he’s flying into the room to find her 💜
Rookie is everything we wanted, heathy, bold, social and family orientated. He’s a typical foxie and loves water just like his dad!
There is no where else to go if you are considering a foxie puppy, need foxie help and support or are looking to rescue as Stephen is avidly involved in rescue networks.
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Kate Williams
Kate Williams
20:39 07 Jun 23
I stumbled across Delwires on Facebook whilst learning about this wonderful breed, and thank goodness I did! Since my... first phone conversation with Stephen where I learnt about the importance of low inbreed coefficients and where his total passion shone through, to the regular updates from puppy scans to almost daily pup-dates from birth through to collecting my beautiful puppy I have felt privileged to become a Delwires owner. I know that I can ask for puppy support at any time and Delwires are there for myself and the care and love for their dogs continues. That discovery on Facebook has led me down a new path of adventure. Thank you xread more
Rachael Peers
Rachael Peers
14:22 13 Sep 22
From my first interaction with Stephen at Delwires, I have found him to be informative and hugely passionate about the... breed.
Prepare to be vetted thoroughly before taking on one of these fabulous dogs! In exchange, you will receive a lifetime of support, reassurance and advice from somebody with expert knowledge of the breed.
You may have a wait for a pup - Stephen is committed to breeding dogs with an extremely low inbreeding coefficient and I speak first hand as a proud owner of a wonderful Delwires dog when I say that they are definitely worth the wait!
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Kimi Callow
Kimi Callow
14:01 23 Feb 22
Where do I start, from first contact with Stephen pre covid, enquiring about a puppy I cannot fault my experience. Not... the easiest time to get our boy but Delwires were always in touch informing & reassuring along the way. Even on the weekend of their family wedding or from a sun lounger in Turkey! When our baby was available I was made very welcome when I went to view the litter meeting not just Mum & pups but pretty much the whole family x
We collected Barney on the 8th December & Hollie is still in contact, I feel secure & part of a community & know I could ask for help or advise at any time.
As for Barney, what a little star he is, settled like a dream from day one, everyone is charmed by him from vet, groomers, puppy classes & most of all all the regulars at our local!
Thank you Stephen & Hollie, keep up the good work
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Mark Bleach
Mark Bleach
09:14 18 Dec 21
Many thanks to Stephen for managing my wait for a Delwires puppy, the pandemic threw a spanner in the works for a bit... but Henry arrived last weekend and has been a complete cutie ever since and settled in well. Stephen has been a fantastic source of knowledge and his passion for the breed is clearly unrivalled. Henry is well bred, perfectly healthy and fantastic temperament. I’m already his little buddy and is attached to me wherever I go - except stairs, we’ve not managed them quite yet. His mum, Ziggy was a perfect mum, I could tell from the day I met her, another from Delwire stock. She’s taught Henry and his siblings well. I must thank Deborah and Michael for being there supporting the litter when needed and at regular times though out the night, that must have been incredibly stressful and exhausting. Henry is certainly a live wire, I think we are going to have some fantastic adventures together.read more
Beatrice Balestrazzi
Beatrice Balestrazzi
17:34 16 Dec 21
Hello 2 legged friends! I am Baffo — it means moustache in Italian, and yes, this name fits me perfectly. I mean, look... at my super cute snout. My pawrents are so grateful with Stephen, my breeder, for he has helped us find each other. And what a happy match we are! If you are looking for a healthy puppy and an ethical breeder, whose enthusiasm and care are truly inspiring, please look no further than Stephen. I say paws-up to the Delwires Wire Haired Fox Terriers and its community of WHFT lovers. I look forward to joining one of your walks in the countryside in the near future.read more
Scott Millington
Scott Millington
17:51 04 Dec 21
Unbelievable knowledge professional friendly available for queries at all times and deliver the most stunningly... beautiful puppies cannot recommend hollie and Steven enough truly amazingread more
Ann Shelley
Ann Shelley
00:43 16 May 21
Fabulous experience and knowledgeable breeders of beautiful wire haired fox terriers.
Thanks to Stephen our dreams... of a wire fox terrier puppy are about to come true. We have waited patiently for a puppy to call our own and almost a year from the very first conversation it is now about to happen! Thankyou Stephen for all the advice and conservations, we could not be more thrilled with the new addition to our family or more grateful that we did this with Delwires!! ❤️💕❤️read more
Beverley Ann Stebbings
Beverley Ann Stebbings
20:10 10 May 21
After the loss of our much loved Jess, we so missed not having a Wire in our live that we made contact we Stephen. We... had no previous knowledge of Stephen or Delwires, on speaking to Stephen he was so knowledgeable and passionate about Wire Haired Fox Terriers that it was a joy speaking with him. It was especially most helpful when he explained the importance of ensuring that the ratio of coefficient is kept as low as possible to ensure healthy happy dogs and that this was of ultimate importance of Delwire breeding patterns. Well almost a year after paying our deposit we are soon to become proud owners of Delwire puppy, we met Monty yesterday for the very first time and it was love at first sight and we are counting down the days until we can bring him home. Stephen made it clear from the very start that it would be some time before we got a puppy and he stressed that we would have to be prepared to wait until a puppy was available, but that time has now arrived and I am so glad we did wait as I know that our puppy comes from a lovely home and he has been given the best possible start in life. We feel like we are soon to become members of some exclusive club, and I feel sure that any future help or questions we may have regarding being Fox Terrier owners, Stephen will be more than pleased to help in any way possible and this is so reassuring. Roll on many fun filled doggie adventures!
Bev, Norfolk
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Karen Farley
Karen Farley
18:59 22 Nov 20
Very happy we found Delwires . Stephen has devoted so much of his life to WHFT ! My love of Terriers started many years... ago my friend always had a terrier by her side ! I have not been in the position to have a dog until now my partner has always had dogs in his life and missed having one .. So the search began joined WHFT uk page on Facebook was mesmerised from the get go, so many lovely dogs enjoyed seeing all their adventures and then started following Delwires. Stephen is so knowledgable and helpful we joined the waiting list ! Now if you are wanting a hotline to Delwires central that’s not what you are going to get and of course there’s Mother Nature to deal with there are no promises you just have to wait so patience is required !! hard when you are excited to hear news of your pup ! After a bit of a wait we finally had the great news that we had our beautiful Foxie boy we have had lots of advice and guidance from Stephen nothing has been too much trouble! Due to the ongoing pandemic we visited once we also met all the other Delwires dogs who have a lovely home to live in and are happy and well cared for especially Amber who was a beautiful mummy to our lovely Wilfred. We collected Wilfred yesterday and he has settled in perfectly he is a strong confident dog . He loves chicken and coffee as he managed to get a slurp of mine when we weren’t looking ! Going forward I know Stephen is only a phone call away for further support and guidance! I would happily recommend Delwires to anyone who is looking to extend their family with a Wire Haired Fox Terrierread more
Aisling Walsh
Aisling Walsh
16:06 22 Nov 20
Stephen Delaney at Delwires gave me the confidence to get a puppy after many years without a dog. I did a lot of... research and Stephen’s name kept coming up again and again. Everyone who has ever had one of his wire haired foxies seemed so happy with them.
I waited almost a year to get my puppy and collected him on Tuesday. Stephen Delaney knows all there is to know about wire haired fox terriers. When you get a puppy from Delwires you and your puppy are part of that family for life. Any questions or worries you may have as a new owner Stephen will answer and help you through. I have the most beautiful puppy and I cannot thank Stephen enough for him. I would recommend Delwires 100% to anyone thinking of getting a wire haired fox terrier. I wouldn’t ever think of going anywhere else.
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Lesley Seeley
Lesley Seeley
18:33 30 Oct 20
we just picked up our little girl today, she is gorgeous, we live in suffolk so only visited once as she was in... derbyshire, but had daily photos of her, and regular updates, we are so happy with delwires and will always return to Stephen for future puppies!, thank you for our gorgeous little girl 😊read more
Maureen Distin
Maureen Distin
00:37 24 Apr 20
I have had fox terriers for over 40 years and think they are the most wonderful funny and loving dogs
Garrington Thethird
Garrington Thethird
18:16 21 Apr 20
Stephen’s knowledge there’s nothing this man doesn’t know about this amazing breed keeps you updated with videos photos... 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻read more
Sylvia Delaney
Sylvia Delaney
16:39 12 Feb 20
Very knowledgable and well bred low co efeiency beautiful dogs
Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
19:36 23 Jul 19
I woud highly recommend Delwires Wire haired Fox Terriers and Stephen Delaney.

We tragically lost our WHFT in... early March due to health problems, I researched extensively because I wanted reasons to why my beloved Tess died at only 9 years old, the same name kept coming up, Stephen Delaney, I contacted Stephen and told him what had happened, Stephen gave me some excellent advice and invited my wife and I to a Delwire walk, although hesitant of attending without a dog, we went to what turned out to be a memorial walk for Stephen's retired stud dog Paddy Power, the respect everyone had for Stephen was humbling, I walked the 3 miles back with Stephen, listening intently to his wisdom and love of the breed, my wife and I decided there and then that we needed another WHFT in our life.

Stephen put us in contact with Anne and Bryan whose dog Nancy had recently had a litter, we went and met Anne and Bryan the same day and selected our little girl puppy Cassie, she was 2 weeks old, Anne and Bryan invited us to see Cassie whenever we wanted to, they were absolutely fantastic to us, over the following 6 weeks we wnt to see Cassie as often as we could and Anne and Bryan were brilliant, sending pictures and videos and telling us about Cassie's personality and mischief, they just couldn't do enough for us.

We are now the owners of the most fantastic, beautiful, intelligent, mischievious and most important healthy puppy we coudn't be prouder, so a big thank you from us to Stephen Delaney and Delwires Wire Haired Fox Terriers and also to Anne and Bryan.
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Sulawan Thompson
Sulawan Thompson
20:14 22 Jul 19
we are now on on second dog from delwires wire haired fox terriers in 4 years with Stephen ive found to be a very... honest genuine guy who s knowledge of the breed is endless and always a pleasure to speak with and the breeding of his dogs are excellent perfect example s of a w.h.f.t
cant recommend highly enough
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Sarah Peel
Sarah Peel
21:28 18 Mar 19
Choosing the dog for you can be a hard one. But then finding a good breeder can be impossible. I count myself very... lucky to have fallen for such a wonderful breed and a breeder whose whole ethos is around breeding the best, healthy dogs with little or no inbreeding. I’ve enjoyed all communication with Stephen who is so passionate about these dogs. We collected our little Milo on Saturday bred from Camiro. What a feisty little man we have. Beautiful markings, happy and best of all healthy! Charles the breeder and owner of the mum, Etty, was just as fab and passionate about these dogs. I cannot wait for this little one to grow up! And I will never buy elsewhere again!

Thank you Stephen, Charles and all at Delwires for the fantastic work you are doing to keep this wonderful breed pure. I cannot wait to meet more at the next Delwires Walk.

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Timothy Farnsworth
Timothy Farnsworth
20:53 09 Mar 19
I don't know where to start,Stephen has been amazing from the first phonecall , when I got maisie from a puppy, and she... wasn't from him, hes has gave me the best advice from then,so much knowledge and love for the breed!!!! then we had maisie sired by camaro!!! and Stephen was fantastic again! ! all the way through her being in pup,no matter what time of the day or night ,always there for advice and encouragement , from when she went in Labour through to birth,sadly we had a still born pup,but he was there with all the right things to say and do , can't credit you enough my friend !!! such a credit to wire hair fox terrier # legend !!!!! # friend for life!!!! Thanks again Stephen!!!read more
David Wakelam
David Wakelam
10:57 27 Jan 19
Once we had decided on the breed of dog we wanted we asked for recommendations for a breeder. There was so many people... saying Stephan Delaney at delwires we decided to make contact with him. From the very start we new we had found someone with a lifetime of knowledge and love and welfare of the breed. Now we have our very own wft named Bonnie. Can highly recommend Delwires for all things foxy.read more
Dave Patrick
Dave Patrick
06:39 13 Jul 18
We started our search for Stanley by contacting Stephen as we had a friend who had a gorgeous dog from him. Immediately... I was struck not only by his knowledge of the breed, but with his obvious passion and love for the dogs and the pups he bred.
He was very thorough in checking our expectations versus what the breed's characteristics are and once we had been on one of his organised walks, we were convinced that Stephen's dogs were the ones for us.
He kept in constant contact during the waiting period and was excellent in reviewing litters and availability. I also have no qualms asking for information now Stanley is here and growing (rapidly).
In summary, our family owes a debt of gratitude to Mr Delaney as we have a gorgeous, funny and totally loyal dog. Cannot recommend him and his dog's highly enough
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Ady Green
Ady Green
07:10 11 Jun 18
What a fantastic service you provide with expert knowledge and advice resulting in a very very happy home with a very... happy Delwires WHFT. Thank you so muchread more
Kayleigh Haith
Kayleigh Haith
07:11 17 Feb 18
Stephen I would like to thank you for making our family complete again! We are very happy with our new family member,... Ginny fits in perfectly. I feel privileged to have such a wonderful dog and now be part of Delwires.
The whole experience for us was brilliant, we watched the litter grow and had daily updates whether it be videos or pictures. I also know that I could ring Stephen or Debbie anytime for advice! What more could we ask for?
I would recommend Delwires to anyone, not only will you get a beautiful puppy with fantastic breeding and from a loving home but you will also have a lifetime of support.
Thank you again Stephen for putting your trust in us to have one of these amazing dogs, I personally will be forever grateful �
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Julie Parry
Julie Parry
06:06 17 Feb 18
Thanks to Stephen and Debbie/Kevin we have our gorgeous Teddy. Could not recommend enough and even thinking about... number two already!!!read more
Rob Hewitt
Rob Hewitt
18:20 11 Feb 18
Leonah Pattison
Leonah Pattison
18:19 06 Jan 18
We have just been and picked up our gorgeous girl Rosa one of Roxie’s DC Hero’s litter and from start to finish of our... journey has been fantastic everyone involved have been very helpful and full of great knowledge about the breed thanks to Stephen for putting us in touch with Debbie such a lovely family and and hope to stay intouch with u all would highly recommend Delwire WFT if anyone interested in the breed thanks again Stephen xxxxx�����read more
Sue Harris
Sue Harris
08:33 08 Dec 17
When we were informed we were to have a Delwires puppy we were very excited. These pups are much sought after due to... the many years of careful breeding and therefore very low inbreed coefficient of every litter.
We were invited to meet the litter on several occasions , also mum, the beautiful Amber and Sire Camiro, a magnificent dog. Stephen and Sylvia made us most welcome on each occasion and we were given as much expert advice and information we could ask for, Stephen's knowledge of this breed is second to none and his support continues after he hands over his puppy, we know if we have a query he will have the answer.
We have had our puppy, one of the BA Crew for 3 weeks now and he slept through the night from the very start with no problems.
He is such a funny, intelligent, inquisitive and lovable little boy, tearing around causing havoc one minute and then climbing onto your lap for a sleep.
He obviously thinks he's right about everything (when he can be quite vocal) but understands the command "no" which I think must have been taught by Stephen from an early age.
We are now looking forward to being able to take him out to meet other dogs and we're sure he'll continue to be just as friendly.
Thank you Stephen and all at Delwires for all your very hard work and dedication, we feel privileged to be the owners of a Delwires Wire Haired Fox Terrier.
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Maxine Clarke
Maxine Clarke
21:24 03 Dec 17
Thank you Delwires, we have the most beautiful male dog Grouchie.
Elesebeth West
Elesebeth West
21:06 30 Nov 17
This breeder is NOT recommended. I do not like leaving bad reviews but I do not want anyone else to be the the same... position as my mother.

Firstly I am hugely surprised at the situation as there seem to so many followers and supporters of Delwires Wirehaired Fox Terriers.

My mother made contact with Stephen and after discussion she paid £200 deposit for a female Wirehaired Fox Terrier puppy. At the time she was told there were numerous litters due around the country within the coming weeks and as soon as there was any news of births she'd be contacted.

Stephen told her to keep an eye on Facebook but she made it very clear she does not use Facebook so it would not be possible however he assured her he would be in touch via email or phone as soon as there was any news.

Weeks went by and nothing was heard. I found the Facebook group and it appeared some of the litters had been born however there was still no contact.

After multiple attempts at contacting Stephen he finally replied accusing my mother of thinking she was shopping at IKEA!! Of course no one can guarantee a puppy from an unborn litter, however after committing to a puppy and paying a deposit you should be aware of your position within the waiting list AND whether and puppy's have been born at all!

Perhaps there has been a misunderstanding on this occasion on Stephens behalf but unfortunately it is a very sour situation and all excitement about bringing a new puppy home from Delwires Wirehaired Fox Terriers has gone (would it be in days or next spring?!). My mother is still awaiting her deposit returned but yet again hasn't received a response.

I do hope this can be resolved.
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Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy
11:39 03 Oct 17
I shan't go into every single reason to why I would highly recommend Stephen and Delwires because I'd run out of... plaudits. Initially talking to Stephen on the phone to gain information on the breed to meeting him on a delwires walk prior to my purchase, I was struck by the knowledge and professionalism of the man. Every person who turned up on that walk had a warm welcome, and as I was stood with him, every dog that disembarked from a vehicle, he knew by name and their bloodline. Needless to say I bought my beautiful puppy Luna, and I couldn't be happier with the process from start to finish. Summing up. And old-school guy who knows his stuff and more importantly cares. Cheers Paulread more
Sue Belcher
Sue Belcher
08:43 17 Sep 17
After a long wait we have our puppy Tilly! What can I say she has changed our life! Wherever we go we get stopped which... Tilly loves as she laps up all the attention. Stephen is alway there on the end of the phone to help with any question we have. Yes we could of brought a WHFT from somewhere else but I do feel reassured that our puppy has come from the good healthy line of Delwire's which Stephen is so passionate about! We are part of the Delwire family now and look forward to meeting other members in December when Tilly is a little older.read more
Cherry Hughes
Cherry Hughes
20:17 30 May 17
I always said if ever i was lucky enough to have another dog, i would love to have a WHFT in our lives, but didn't know... how to go about it,so decided to go on line and do some research.The name Stephen Delaney kept popping up and i'm so grateful that it did.
From our first telephone conversation, to meeting Stephen and walking his beautiful dogs Amber and Camiro, then later meeting and playing with the gorgeous paddy Power,we knew we were on the right track!!.Stephens dedication,knowledge and love of this breed is simply amazing.This beautiful Delwires puppy we call Dylan has just come into our lives and are we blessed, he is from the Brighton Boys Club, born to Imogen and Camiro and cannot begin to thank Teresa and Simon and of course Imi and Hattie for all the love and care for these very special puppy dogs!! The beautiful photos and videos you sent are simply priceless, one very proud owner!! How lucky are we and to be part of this lovely family called Delwires, so looking forward to meeting up for walks.Feeling very blessed,thank you.Dylan was meant to be....Love Nick & Cherry xxx
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Jacqui Edgar
Jacqui Edgar
21:13 01 May 17
We would just like to thank Stephen for our new puppy Yog he is absolutely amazing he has settled in to his new home... and met with all his new family and friends.We can't recommend Delwires enough from start to finish Stephen has been a great help sending us updates on how the birth was going and pictures and videos of the puppies first 8weeks.We also feel confident if we had any questions or needed any advice he would be more than willing to help us out .read more
Katie Duffy
Katie Duffy
12:14 02 Apr 17
We wanted a dog to bring into our family home, with young children. We chose delwires, after much searching, as their... puppies are reared in family homes. We met Stephen and his dogs (of who Camiro is the dad of our puppy- Peggy) were really happy with the situation and paid our deposit. We found out that week we had a girl puppy allocated to us from a litter nearer to our home. We met with Jo and Dan the owners of our puppy's mum and first saw Peggy when she was 4 weeks old. It was obvious in that meeting she was being brought up in a lovely family home, being handled by children. At 8 weeks we brought Peggy home. She was insured, vaccinated, and microchipped. I can honestly say it's been easier than I thought. I really believe this is because she was reared in a family home with experienced breeders. She's fit into our family really well, and my boys adore her. I haven't had to contact Stephen for help (as yet) but know I can should I need to. The Facebook page is great to see them all growing up. You really do feel part of a community. I'd highly recommend Delwires.read more
Helen Wright-Grover
Helen Wright-Grover
09:31 18 Dec 16
We think Stephen has been excellent at finding us a gorgeous little girl puppy. He put us in touch with a lovely lady... who has the mother dog and produced 4 lovely pups. We have since all met up for a walk and chat and now feel very supported by the group we met. When you buy a Delwires puppy you get a wonderful dog and join a great community who love there dogs. I highly recommend them. Helenread more
Stephen Delaney
Stephen Delaney
06:12 23 Sep 16
Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor
16:16 17 Sep 16
Thank you Stephen for getting us the most adorable, healthy and happy puppy, Teddy.
James Bradbury
James Bradbury
14:56 17 Sep 16
Anita Bradbury
Anita Bradbury
13:36 17 Sep 16
Yvonne Soones
Yvonne Soones
09:10 21 Apr 16
We recently got our little pup Hooper from Delwires and can thoroughly endorse them. Stephen Delaney was excellent at... advising us from the start of our journey to getting our first dog. His love and knowledge of the breed is outstanding and his enthusiasm amazing. We met the handsome Camiro, Hooper's dad , and then were put in touch with Debbie Wattley the owner of the gorgeous Roxie, Hooper's mum. And what a great mum she is.
We cannot thank Debbie, Kevin & the girls enough for the magnificent job they did in raising Hooper and his sister and brothers for the first 8 weeks of their little lives. The experience was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience as did the pups.Debbie daily sent videos and pictures of the pups via WhatsApp and FB so we saw the progress they were making, which at the early stage they change very quickly. All the pups were healthy and lively. Thank you all again.
What is great about being part of the Delwires community is during the first few weeks especially,we know that Stephen is there whenever we have any questions, he has seen and experienced most things with the breed and is happy to pass on his knowledge and guidance for which we are very grateful. You are also part of a bigger group of WHFT owners who also can share their experiences. We look forward to meeting up with others on future Delwires get together walks. Yvonne and Fiona
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Nicola Tummon
Nicola Tummon
16:07 03 Apr 16
Andrew and I would like to say a massive Thank-you to Debbie, Kevin & the girls for helping to bring Lola into the... world and doing such a brilliant job in raising her for the first 8 weeks of her life. We could not be happier with Lola and with the experience we have had since meeting the Delwires community!!! Working with Stephen Delaney and the Wattley's has been very easy and we have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience - receiving daily updates via FB and Whats App from Debbie has been amazing! - Thank-you. Thanks again for everything and we look forward to meeting-up with you all soon! The Tummon's xxxxread more
Sarah Woodfield
Sarah Woodfield
22:31 01 Feb 16
An amazing experience from the initial telephone call with Stephen to bringing home Hector from Pauline and Poppy in... Brighton. Hector is a delight and has changed life for the better, we wouldn't be without him now. Stephen is the font of all knowledge of WHFT, we can't recommend Delwires highly enough. Thank youread more
Rich Steels
Rich Steels
20:07 25 Jun 15
You don't just buy a Delwires pup, you become a part of a fox terrier community and feel part of your puppy family.
Annie Brierley
Annie Brierley
09:57 27 Apr 15
You just have to look at all the puppies to see that Delwires are a 5 star company. The special care and attention that... is given is exceptional. Stephen is kind, understanding and patient. Good luck in all you do.read more
Harriet Rushton
Harriet Rushton
18:35 22 Sep 14
Grace Green
Grace Green
18:21 19 Jun 14
What can I say? How to explain in words the joy that having a Delwires puppy has brought to our family. The excitement... of knowing she had finally been born, the visits to meet her and her lovely Mum, the whole process felt so involving that Rosie felt part of our family before we even got her home. Stephen has been really helpful and I know he is always there if needed but Rosie is such a lovely nature that we get along just fine.read more
Paul Ballinger
Paul Ballinger
20:26 24 May 14
Kevin Cobb
Kevin Cobb
12:00 12 May 14
When we finally decided we were going to have a WHFT (started thinking about it 30yrs ago!!) we thoroughly researched... the subject. I have no doubts whatsoever that there are some very good and responsible breeders out there, but the more we read, the more we were convinced that Dewires was the way to go. I can't thank Stephen Delaney enough for all the advice and support we have received leading up to bringing Toby home, and I'm certain it won't stop there. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Delwires to anyone, and hope you are as fortunate as we are to have 2 totally devoted breeders in Stephen Delaney and Adam Davis (Lily's owner)to call upon for advice. Keep up the superb work!!read more
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John Kent
John Kent
2023-10-29
Dealing with Delwires and Stephen Delaney over the last 6 months has been a real pleasure culminating with the arrival of Freddie into our lives last week! Throughout the whole journey Stephen has been unfailing in keeping us involved, well informed , and engaged with the various stages of the puppies development. Freddie -and his family - are well adjusted and bright dogs reflecting Stephen’s expertise and knowledge acquired over many years. The puppies have been very well socialised in Stephen’s family setting and after only 3 days with us we have felt very relaxed introducing Freddie to friends and family. Also Stephen has been available for any queries we have had . Stephen clearly takes his breeding very seriously and their temperament is a credit to his experience, knowledge and love for the breed. We look forward to meeting up with other Delwires at the August gathering 2024! Yvonne and John Kent
Roy Meacham
Roy Meacham
2023-10-27
From the outset not long after losing my previous Fox Terrier Teddy, I was aware of Stephen Delaney / Delwires via the UK Fox Terrier website, so without hesitation I made contact with Stephen, it has been a wonderful experience. From the inital interaction with Stephen to collecting my puppy, the advice has been excellent. Delwires are committed to the Fox Terrier breed, Stephen's knowledge is first class, he is fully committed to breeding Fox Terriers with an extremely low inbreeding coefficient, I am now the proud owner of a wonderful Delwires puppy Minnie, it was definitely worth the wait. We have been constantly informed of our puppies progress, from birth up until the day we collected her, regularly receiving pictures and video's and being encouraged to visit the puppy as often as we wanted. I know that further support and advice is available throughout my dogs life, I am very happy to be part of the Delwires family.
Jayne Watson
Jayne Watson
2023-09-09
Almost a year of being the proud owner of a Delwires Fox Terrier. Stephen Delaney is a font of knowledge on the breed, from first making contact with him to asking a steady stream of questions throughout the year we’ve owned a dog , he shows real interest and genuine concern about our pet , nothing is too much trouble ( fox terrier excluded!!🐶) Delwires knowledge on this breed is priceless, long may they continue.
Alexandra Haynes
Alexandra Haynes
2023-06-28
I feel lucky beyond belief to have Darty, my Delwires wft. She is a total joy. 4 months old now, and she is just a treasure. She received such care and love as a puppy in Hollie's home, and it is wonderful that I can contact Hollie and get advice as well as update her on one of the beautiful litter. This is not my first wft, but her knowledge and is fantastic. I can't wait to attend the annual Delwires walk, despite living 3.5 hours away!
Kim Hawley
Kim Hawley
2023-06-27
I’ve followed Delwires for a number of years now. I initially made contact with Stephen around 8 years ago when I privately rehomed a foxie and we had some questions about his pedigree and health situations (he was not a Delwire) and Stephen was amazingly knowledgeable and helpful with our boy. Fast forward a number of years and we decided the time was right for a puppy. I contacted delwires and lo and behold a litter was due….the saint David’s day Crew! As you’d expect, we had a lovely long phone call with Stephen talking all this foxie and breeding, what we had to offer a dog and then invited to see the litter. Mummy narla, living with Hollie, Stephens daughter, was just wonderful. The happiest most chilled out mummy to her litter. She was super friendly, happy to show off her babies and welcomed my young children too as well. She is everything you would want in a mummy. We were encourage to visit multiple times, everything was super easy and never a problem to ring or ask questions or come and visit again. Hollie sent videos and photos most days of our boy and the litter which is amazing as we have so many photos of him right from being 1 day old! She also worked on teaching our boy his name and lots of little handling and recall games, he’s only got to hear her voice on old videos and even now he’s flying into the room to find her 💜 Rookie is everything we wanted, heathy, bold, social and family orientated. He’s a typical foxie and loves water just like his dad! There is no where else to go if you are considering a foxie puppy, need foxie help and support or are looking to rescue as Stephen is avidly involved in rescue networks.
Rachael Peers
Rachael Peers
2022-09-13
From my first interaction with Stephen at Delwires, I have found him to be informative and hugely passionate about the breed. Prepare to be vetted thoroughly before taking on one of these fabulous dogs! In exchange, you will receive a lifetime of support, reassurance and advice from somebody with expert knowledge of the breed. You may have a wait for a pup - Stephen is committed to breeding dogs with an extremely low inbreeding coefficient and I speak first hand as a proud owner of a wonderful Delwires dog when I say that they are definitely worth the wait!
Richard Payne
Richard Payne
2022-09-06
A 100% dedicated to the breed. We had to undergo a 1 hour telephone interview with Stephen to check not only is a fox terrier the right breed for us, but are we the right type of owner for a fox terriers. We passed of course and have to say our puppy has exceeded our expectations. However, they can be hard work and need lots of exercise.but the time you invest is more than paid back in terms of fun and mischievous in equal measure.
Timothy Farnsworth
Timothy Farnsworth
2022-09-03
I've known Stephen for about 7 years when I got my first wire haired fox terrier mabel,and went on to mate her with camero one of Stephens stud dogs, and they produced wilfred, he's an amazing dog, Stephen has been brilliant always giving me advice and knowledge on the breed, nothing he doesn't know!
Albert Stratton
Albert Stratton
2022-09-01
We cannot begin to explain how wonderful Delwires breeder Stephen Delaney & he’s family are Stephen’s love and knowledge of the breed is astounding. Our Polly is 3 years old this October and is a daughter of Delwires H She is an absolute treasure and joy. She produced 3 stunning pups in January Hugo Ginger & Penny sired by Delwires Jack Sparrow. Stephen has been at the end of the phone to guide me through that experience and if Polly’s has a problem he’s our first port of call on hand with help and advice so if you are ever thinking of owning a WHFT this is the man you should speak to
Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy
2022-04-01
I've had the pleasure of meeting Stephen on a number of occasions now. From meeting him on my first delwires walk, in which he truly vetted me, on my capacity to nuture one of his incredible dogs. I'd never say own, this breed truly has a mind of its own. I've found his incredible passion for this breed shines through. A family who lives and breaths this breed.
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