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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grapes of Wrath

Did you know that grapes and raisins are toxic to your dog? Although veterinarians are not exactly sure why dogs have an adverse reaction to the often-liked fruit, the symptoms are certain: vomiting, lethargy, and extremely elevated levels of calcium impair kidney function. The ultimate deadly result can be complete renal failure. If your dog has a passion for fruit, apples, oranges, bananas and watermelon can be a refreshing treat in moderation. Just don't forget to remove the seeds, as they can cause some serious problems too!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Let Me Out!

Left to Right (Front): Midnight, Delilah, Angel, and Samson, Back: Eve and Moses

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Movin' On Up to the Penthouse

Our son with the clan in their roomier house. Space was getting limited in the whelping box, and this allows everyone to stretch out and be more comfortable. Now to teach them where to potty...

And it looks like Lady needs a bit of instruction about the new house rules too!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Letting Their Voice Be Heard

The vocal clan today feeling a bit dissatisfied and impatient while I was changing the bedding in their home.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Puppy Time

The kids beg me every day to have "puppy time"--just a time when they can sit down and hold and pet the cute little ones. During today's puppy time they all noticed that the pups were just starting to open their eyes. Our 9 year-old son said, "This is the most entertaining thing in my life!"

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)