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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Feeding the Baby

Vixen is the smallest of the clan and gets a little supplement of goat milk a few times a day to help him catch up with the rest. He's doing great and gaining rapidly. He's precious!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snip, Snip, Snip

The puppies got their tails cropped last night by Jennifer Tellier of Telstar Boxers.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

All Fat and Happy

With plenty of milk for everyone, the little guys are getting chunky quickly! This is Dasher taking a snooze on top of Dancer.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Introducing Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen!

Santa delivered 4 new puppies to Lady. They and Lady are all doing very well.

Dasher: Brindle Female

Dasher: White Check Male

Prancer: Fawn Female

Vixen: Fawn (Classic) Male

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Show Time!

Santa has made an express stop by our home today! So far, he left Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen (2 girls, 2 boys). Still waiting on more to come!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Getting Pampered

Eve is pampering her mom, getting her ready for the big day. What a sweet dog!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Big Mama!

Puppies are coming this week! Soon there will me no more room in the "inn".

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)