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The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a brave and bold terrier. It is cheerful, lovable, enthusiastic and playful, especially with children. Affectionate, very devoted and loyal with the family, it truly enjoys their company.


Abbie's summer litter is here!
1 female and 2 males available.

Chloe's fall litter will be here end of September 2014

Email me for more information

2014 Abbie's puppies
more pics in Puppies for Sale page

1 Female, 2 Males

Upper left Male 3 (black saddle, black tail),
Upper right Female 1 (black marks, white tail)
Bottom left Male 1 (black saddle white tail and legs)

Left, Female 1 - Middle, Male 1, Right, Male 3

Female 1

Male 1

Male 3

LITTER - OCT 16, 2013

Manhattan, NY
Professional pics taken by Photographer Albert Watson, new owner.
CHLOE'S Female born October, 16th, 2012

"2013 Spring litter"

Miki - December 2012

2012 CHLOE's Puppies!

Videos December 09 & 14-2012

November 16 - 4 weeks

Home Page

Hello, we are the Brandan family.

Welcome to our Wire Fox Terriers Family Web site. We created this special place on the Web to share our lives with you. We look forward to sharing our family news and precious memories with you for years to come! Feel free to use our contact page to contact us.

We are small  in-home Wire Fox Terrier Breeders.  Our puppies are raised at home, never in kennels. They interact with me all day and later with my children. My children are highly involved in caring for our dogs and puppies. My daughter helps with grooming and my son is hands on with delivery and anything that could go wrong then. Puppies are born in our family room where they sleep until they are ready to go to their permanent home. At 5 weeks puppies once they are weened, get at least 4 hours (weather permitting) of playtime in our yards with and without their Mom. Puppies leave kennel trained to minimize the separation anxiety a their new homes.

I have 3 females, Chloe, Abbie, Misty and 1 stud Cookie.

My page is under construction so I apologize for any unrelated pictures or text  you might find while I finish constructing it.

Thanks for visiting!

Our Story

Back in my teens in South America, I remember watching a movie about a very adventurous wire fox terrier named Hector and being amazed of how beautiful and smart this dog was.

Years passed. My first wire fox terrier found me as a stray pure-bred resilient stray we named Coca. Coca had followed my Dad for blocks from a grocery store a warm summer night. The vet told us she had to be about 5 years when she found us.. Coca gave me the best 6 years of her loving life, but unfortunately , she passed away too soon, right after my first born's birth.

Here in the States in 1997 I found my second love, Cristal, who I brought home at 8 weeks old, right after the birth of my second boy.
I hand fed her and she became my only girl for the next years.
My Cristal left me at 12 years old, Christmas 2008.

I got Cookie my Stud in 2006; he is the sweetest of the dogs.
Cuddly and loving, he can spend hours with his head and or paws on your lap asking for caresses.

In January 2009, I brought Chloe from Phoenix, AZ. Chloe is the most playful of my wires. She is a fireball!
She loves to grab the ball and throw it to the air and catch it herself.
She loves to spend her wake time fetching.

Abbie is my youngest wire, 2010. She is a calm and mellow lady. She follows me everywhere and has that sweet look that melts my heart, reminding me of my Cristal's look. If there is a Doggy Heaven, I sometimes think my Cristal is in her watching me and waiting until we meet under the rainbow...


Email is the best way to contact me.

Maria-Paz Brandan

303-972-1833 Hm
We are in Colorado, please call between 9 am - 9 pm


Laura, July 2014 (Haley's Mom)

Hi!  Haley is doing great!  She is a wonderful part of our family.  She is well trained, loves to go on walks and very healthy.  She weighs about 14 or 15 pounds.  We are loving her still and she is more spoiled every day. Thanks for checking on her...laura

G.Werfelli, March 2014 (Pickle's Mom)
(email sent to a prospect buyer)

It's such a pleasure to recommend to you the breeder family in colorado who gave us our sweet pickles.
I have told maria paz brandan many, many, many times how very grateful we are for the love and attention she and her family give their dogs and their puppies.
Pickles was bursting with love when she first arrived in new york at 8 weeks. she stepped off that plane with a little skip and a smile and a beautiful curiosity - ready to make the big city her own.
Pickles is a treasure, and it's obvious that she is from formidable stock.
She is fearless in her independence and very outgoing: she never tires of running with the big dogs in central park, and she has a great sense of humor.
If you do want a wire fox terrier to run your life, a puppy bred by maria is going to make you very happy.
i promise. good luck, gabriele

Heather, July 2014 (Chloe Jr's Mom)

Hi there!

It's been a while so I thought I'd send you a picture of Chloe (Jr), she'll be two mid October.  Thought you might enjoy a full grown shot.  She's still small but perfect, about 13 pounds and super awesome personality!  She's such a good girl and such a character.  Fits right in with our two kids and cat.  If you remember we were expecting a boy, Henry, he's just over a year old now and no doubt the two will be best pals as they grow up together.  She has only had one trip to a dog park and she didn't know what to make of the other dogs trying to play with her.  She ran all the way back to the entrance.  She likes dogs but prefers a structured walk to the park with meet and greets along the way.  Unless you're a squirrel... Then she's in chase mode!

She's a bit scruffy at the moment and parts of her coat are ready to be pulled again.  As you can see she has great tri-color!  Her face would look even better if I had more time to keep it up.  But with two small kids I never feel like she is groomed successfully all at once.  She's always in progress.

Thanks again for a wonderful dog and happy summer!!!!

Albert Watson, July 2014 (Miki's Dad)

Hi Maria ,

Miki is beyond fabulous learning more tricks every day !
We love her to bits .
She's a wonderful combination of energy and sweetness !

Best ,
Albert Watson .

S. Cummings, Pennsylvania - Dec 2013

Maisy was so good at the airport! She was a big hit.  And today she slept most of flight!
Anyway, she is so sweet and such a cuddler!

Maisy is doing great!  She has been sleeping from 11 pm to 6ish! That is better than my kids when they were babies!

S. Cribbings, Long Island - Dec 2013

He is wonderful and adorable. So sweet and affectionate - we are in love (especially my husband and 17 year old son!) Our puppy's name is Scranton.  He is learning so quickly and growing so much every day. 

Albert Watson, Manhattan, NY - Dec 2012

Hi Maria,
Miki has now taken over our lives !
She loves New York. We can't go one block without people telling us how beautiful she looks. We called her Miki because the markings on her back are a perfect silhouette of Mickey Mouse .

Wishing you and your family a great New Year.
Thanks again for Miki ,

H. Tudhope, Denver, CO - Jan 2013

We love our Little Chloe Monster.  She has elements of our past little girl Maddie and yet is so very different.  She's actually more mellow, thank goodness, and doesn't seem to have any separation anxiety.  Thankfully, kennel training was super easy and when we went to LA for a few days she did great at the vet's kennel.  She's great with the cat and kids and so far seems to like other dogs and doesn't bark a whole lot in the yard. She loves to rough house with the cat but isn't out for a kill which was always an issue with Maddie if she got spun up.  The cat seems to enjoy the play and taunts her, it's very funny to watch.  And of course she loves to fetch and go for hikes and seems to love the water. 

Dr. Susan Tiegs, Morrison - July 2012

We are so delighted with our little girl!!!  Still no accidents, poops/pees outside!!!  But the greatest is her sweet yet sparky personality!!!  She chooses to sleep in the crate! We have never had a pup with such a great temperament!  We can't thank you enough for the great job you do with the wires!!!   

Stina and Gary, Denver - Apr 2012

Our experience adopting our wire fox terrier, Queen Lola The 25th, from Maria was fantastic.  She has a great deal of experience with the breed and was able to answer all of our questions about the breed, generally, and about her dogs and the litter, specifically.  When we adopted Lola, she wanted to made sure Lola would be a good fit with our other dog, and allowed him to visit and meet the pups before we selected one.  Maria has continued to be a great resource to us as Lola has grown, giving us recommendations on grooming and other issues.  As to Lola...she is an energetic bundle of love!  We have received numerous, unsolicited comments that she is "so loving" and remarkably interactive for a terrier.  We think she gets it from her dad!  If we were to do it all again, we'd absolutely work with Maria!

Jodi D, Michigan - Mar 2012

Our Oswald (Ozzie) is the perfect little guy - friendly, funny and so smart. From the moment that he arrived with his little "blankie" we knew that we had made the right choice by buying one of Maria's puppies. Not only does he exhibit the perfect temperament and showmanship, but he also has the sweetest personality. There is no doubt in our minds that our Ozzie was raised in a loving and nurturing environment. 
Maria was wonderful to work with and was available to answer our questions and send pictures day or night.  From our initial correspondence until the day that our puppy arrived, she made the process seem effortless.  With out a doubt, our next next wirefox will be purchased from Maria.

Linda Opaciuch - New York - Oct 2011

I recently purchased a puppy, Kat, from Maria.  I have since renamed her Lacey.  She is the sweetest little puppy you could ever imagine.  You can just tell that she was raised in a very loving, caring environment.  I dealt with Maria on a daily basis for about a week during the purchase of Lacey, and Maria was ALWAYS available to answer any questions I might have and was and still is always there to provide any guidance I need.  I would recommend that anyone interested in purchasing a puppy do so through Maria.  She is a very honest person and business woman, and it is very obvious she loves the dogs she deals with on a daily basis.  It is just not a job for her.  She made the shipping process very uneventful.  She gets my "vote of approval."   I would not hesitate to purchase another puppy from Maria. 

The Gaspards - Louisianna - Sept, 2011

Haley did very good. She is an excellent dog. We are enjoying her very much.  It is evident that she came from a very loving environment and was well cared for.  We would recommend you as a breeder to anyone interested in wire haired fox terriers. Please feel free to use this testimonial from me for you website.  Thank you very much for providing excellent and quick service and delivery.  The process of acquiring Haley was fast and painless with any difficulties.  

Chance Karwoski- Colorado - Aug, 2011

I recently got a puppy from Maria, a male.  He is wonderful, no problems of any kind.  He is healthy and well tempered, for a terrier anyway.  Maria doesn’t run a puppy factory, the puppies are brought up in her home with love and affection.  I am glad I found her and got my new little buddy.  Feel free to ask any questions.

The Helliwells - Colorado - Dec, 2010

Sylvester is called Ollie, he has settled in so well, he is so affectionate, he licks us  all the time ! he loves our other dog, they "fight " all the time and have fun.




A Family Business!
My daughter preps Ozzie the night before to go pretty for her new owner Jodi!

OZZIE, Next day in his new home!


The Wire Fox Terrier was developed in England in the 1800's. It's purpose was to "bolt" the fox from it's den or hiding place during a Fox Hunt. The Fox Terrier was carried in a sack on the back of a horse during the hunt. If the fox went to ground the fox terrier was dropped down and  went after the fox. The tail of a Fox Terrier was docked so as to provide a good "handle" in order to pull the dog out of the tunnel. Fox Terriers also kept the barns free of rodents and other vermin.

While today's WireFox Terrier is not chasing fox he is still a very "game" dog! A Wire Fox Terrier is still very good at chasing (and sometimes catching) mice, rabbits, squirrels, birds, snakes,cats, leaves, dust- bunnies and anything else that crosses it's path! Keep in mind a Wires past if you want to add one to your future. They love to run and ideally need a fenced yard. They cannot be fully trusted "off lead"  even  a trained Wire  will forget (or ignore) the word "come" if it is after something.  In training a Wire you need to be consistent and patient (and sense of humor also helps!) Wires do well in obedience classes but can get bored with constant  repeating of commands - they are quick learners and  don't see any real reason to repeat a command over & over - because of this - they get bored easily. A bored Wire will then look for ways to amuse himself (and you!)

Wire Fox Terriers were very popular in the 1940's due in part to his role in several movies. Today the Wire Fox is not a "popular" breed but Breeders & Fanicers like it that way! Over -breeding is not good and produces poor quality Wires. If you are looking for a Wire  be sure to  try and find a reputable breeder. If you can , visit a breeder to see what dogs or puppies they have. We encourage everybody to visit us and our dogs.

A Wire Fox Terrier coat is predominately white, usually with black and tan markings. The hypoallergenic hard wire hair stands up to almost any kind of weather and is virtually non-shedding, perfect for people with allergies. To maintain the wire texture and brilliant color, the coat must be “plucked” or “stripped” every 6-12 weeks. All Wires being shown are stripped, but pets are often clippered. However, clipping does result in a softer coat with faded coloring. Some pet owners strip out only the colored parts of the coat and clipper the white. Additional information on grooming is available from the American Fox Terrier Club at

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He is friendly and lively without being high-strung. With ears up and tail quivering, the Wire Fox Terrier gives the impression of a dog ready to go anywhere and take on any task. He is bold but not aggressive with people. The Wire Fox Terrier is affectionate with children  and enjoys chasing a ball or romping with youngsters.  It is the fun-loving temperament of the Wire Fox Terrier that has helped it win the hearts of dog owners worldwide. The Wire should be alert, quick-of-movement, keen of expression, on the tiptoe of expectation at the slightest provocation. However, at the end of the day, he is happy to curl up on a lap and be petted by his owner. The Wire Fox Terrier is a hardy, little dog with mischief in mind.


Mazzie giving kisses


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