About Bishop's Boxers

Welcome to our blog!

We have been a Boxer-loving family since 1987. Our love for the breed began with our first boxer, Chesty. Purchased from a California pet store, Chesty was extremely intelligent and trained closely with military police dogs, becoming highly skilled in search and rescue.

After losing Chesty to cancer and knowing we didn't want to experience life without Boxers, we purchased a striking 8-month-old fawn male Boxer from Crossroad Boxers in California. We named him Bishop. Little did we realize that he would be the beginning of our kennel, Bishop's Boxers.

Bishop participated in many dog shows while we had time in graduate school, but then came four children and 16 years of active duty military life. Having the desire to have a puppy from Bishop and the determination to uphold and improve the standard of the Boxer breed, we bred Bishop and kept a puppy, Lady, from the litter in February of 2005. Lady produced two wonderful litters of puppies with Telstar Boxers. We continued our breeding program with Telstar Boxers and Eve, Lady’s daughter, until we retired from the military in 2016.

As we transitioned back into civilian life, we paused our breeding program for nearly five years and are pleased to introduce our two new Telstar females, Callie and Prancer. Our goal at Bishop’s Boxers is to be dedicated to breeding and raising healthy, beautiful dogs with affectionate temperaments and sound structure in accordance with the AKC Boxer breed standard. The health and well-being of all our animals from birth until they leave with their forever family--and beyond--is critical to us. We utilize current recommended health tests before breeding to provide our puppies the best opportunity for a long, healthy life.

Our puppies are raised by our family with children and other dogs. They play an active and very important role in caring for, preparing, and socializing the puppies for their future families. As a result, the puppies leave our home with a clear advantage in adapting and transitioning to their new families.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Sad Morning

Zaccheus died in the early hours of the morning. The cute little one is already missed.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Here's The New Clan!

Introducing (in birth order):

#1: Angel (female)

#2 Delilah (female)

#3 Samson (male)

#4 Moses (male)

#5 Midnight (male)

#6 Eve (female)

#7 Zaccheus (male)

Calm and content

After 24 hours, Lady has calmed down and is resting. I love the one snuggling close to her neck.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Morning Chorus

Whew! I am ready for bed after staying up all night in the delivery room. But who can sleep when you have this going on. I think mama wasn't too sure what to do with all of them.

Final score: Boys 4 Girls 3

Looks like we crossed the finish line successfully with a total of 7 puppies: 3 girls and 4 boys. They all seem to be doing well.

Here they come!

After a long day, pups finally started to arrive around 6:45 p.m. So far 2 girls 1 boy. This picture is of the first girl. So adorable! Mama is doing so well with them.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Digging deep

Been waiting all day, but she was getting particularly agitated this evening. This might be a long night!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sooner than later?

It's looking like the pups may make their debut a little early, based on Lady's behavior. She's been panting, nesting, and her temperature dropped this morning too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Getting Ready!

Lady's puppies are due this Saturday (4/24/10). She is expected to have 7-8 puppies. As you can see, she is getting plumper by the day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Building the Box

Wes built a weaning box to house the puppies as they grow. Lady will miss the comfort of her bed inside the house for a while, but this will be a safe place for all of the puppies to be kept until they are placed.

Our first boxer Chesty. He wasn't the most beautiful boxer, but certainly well-loved!

Bishop at 9 months

Bishop about 1 year

Our last picture with Bishop (July 2008)