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What you can expect when you buy and puppy from Wyrelee Kennels

  • A healthy puppy that has been checked out by a veterinarian.
  • At least the first set of shots.
  • A five generation pedigree.
  • A guarantee that if something genetically goes wrong you can return the puppy and get a replacement.
  • A support system.  When any questions arise about training, grooming or any other concerns, just call.
Pet quality puppies going to a new home may have their AKC registration application forms withheld until they are spayed or neutered.  Puppies going into pet homes, whether show quality or not, will have the limited registration checked at the time of purchase.  If the buyers change their mind and wish to show or breed at a later date, they must have the puppy evaluated for breeding and /or show potential after the pup is one year old by me, the breeder.  If I feel that the pup is quality enough, I can contact the AKC to make the change.

Here is a list of questions you should be prepared to answer when contacting me about getting a puppy.
  • Where do you live?
  • Where will your puppy sleep?
  • Is you yard fully fenced?  If so, what type and how high?
  • Will there be anyone home during the day.
  • If you have children, what are their ages?
  • Why do you want a wire?
  • Do you have any other dogs or other animals?
  • What breeds of dogs have you had in the past?
  • Are you interested in showing in conformation or any performance events such as agility or obedience?
  • Are you planning to breed your puppy in the future?
  • A puppy is for a lifetime - not just while it's a cute puppy.  Do you agree with this statement?

These are some of the questions I will ask you.  There may be others.  If you are really interested, don't be intimidated.  I just want to make sure that my puppy ends up in a "forever" home with people that will love and care for him or her its entire life.

New Born Puppies


Here is a litter of wire pups just hours old.  Note the color on the heads.  At birth, where there is color, it will be black unless the puppy is a ginger.  Then it will be a chocolate colored brown.  In the tri-colored pups, after a few days the heads start to turn tan.  Where ever there is black at birth it will stay black, except as previously mentioned on the head.

5 week old puppies


This is a picture of what 5 week old puppies look like.  At that age they are so sweet and adorable.  Their true terrier temperament is beginning to show when they start playing with their litter-mates.  It is important for puppies to have the interaction between each other to develop properly.  Note the difference in the head markings.  Split faces, solidly marked heads or wide blazes are all ok markings on wires.  I have written a couple of articles that were published about color and markings of the wires.  The AFTC (American Fox Terrier Club) standard of the breed states plainly that color and markings are of little or no consequence in determining what is a good wire or not.  When you decide on your wire puppy,  you should be placing more attention to the personality and how it fits with you than what the color is or where the markings are on the body.  On the grooming page you will see a picture of a split faced champion male that I bred.  All wire champions do not have to have solid heads or blazes!

Who is Coming?


LOOK!  SOMEONE IS COMING TO VISIT.  I wonder if they will like me?  I am sure I will like them, especially if they bring treats!

Actually, there were some people coming up the driveway and all of the pups were very interested in checking them out.  These puppies were between 8 and 9 weeks old.

Wire puppies are very loving and full of life.  They are also full of energy and comical antics.  Independent and stubborn are also part of their nature.  It is important that anyone interest in getting a wire, realize that this animal is a handful and requires considerable time on your part.  Training the pup to be a good citizen is vital to realizing potential of this delightful package.

When training a puppy, please remember that they are "babies".  It will probably take more than one training session to get your message across.  Don't get mad if you have to repeat your commands several times over several days.  Yelling really doesn't accomplish anything.  Picking them up and holding away from you and eye to eye while talking to them in a serious deep tone can get quicker results if you need to discipline them.

Ch. Wyrelee Hot Stuff


Even as puppies, I can usually see the potential of a champion.  Here is future Ch. Wyrelee Hot Stuff at about 3 months old playing with a small bone.  "Pepper" was a litter mate of Ch. Wyrelee Magic Dragon.  

If you are interested in the conformation ring, you need to start the pup out early with grooming the coat, training him/her to feel at ease on the grooming table and to walk on a leash.  Even at 3 months the puppy can learn how to stack himself into  show pose.  You can see what a beautiful stripped coat "Pepper" had at 3 months.

By getting your puppy exposed to lots of different things and places, you will have one that is excited to see everyone and one that is a delightful, joyful companion that everybody loves to be around!

Puppies should have lots of toys and things they can chew so they don't start chewing up the house!  Don't leave a puppy alone where it can have free access to the entire house or you could come home to a disaster.  Crating them or leaving them in a small pen with lots of things to occupy him/her while you are gone would be wise.  I can give you many examples of people who did not listen to my advise.  One couple had to reupholster their sofa more than once!  Another man (a lawyer!) thought is was cruel to keep his 5 month old puppy contained in a pen or crate.   When he came home to all of his stemware broken into millions of pieces, he called me up to tell me he was on his way to get the largest crate PetSmart had to keep his pup contained until he got home!!!!


Feeding the puppies

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When you bring the puppy home you should follow the  directions that you got from the breeder of the pup.  I tell my puppy buyers to feed the puppy 4 times a day until 3 months old.  From 3 to 6 months there should be 3 feedings.  Six months to a year the pup should have 2 meals per day.  After a year, you can feed once a day or break up the daily portion into two meals.  One of the meals is regular food with a snack in the evening consisting of a couple of dog biscuits.  I don't want to get into what brand of dog food you should buy.  Always try to follow what the breeder has started the puppy on.  If you decide for whatever reason to switch later on,  do it gradually by blending the old with the new until the pup is on the new food exclusively. 

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