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, January 30, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chow Time!

The family shared their first dinner (well, other than mom's milk) together and nearly cleaned their plate! We feed them Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy formula.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Puppies at 4 Weeks

Dasher (Female Brindle)--AVAILABLE

Dancer (White Check Male)--AVAILABLE

Prancer (Fawn Female)--AVAILABLE

VIXEN (Classic Fawn Male)--AVAILABLE

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Then and Now

It's fun to see how our previous litter has grown up! Here are some "then and now" pictures of the puppies from Lady's last litter:
Samson then at 5 weeks...

Samson now...

Then and Now

Midnight at 5 weeks...

Now known as Tank...

More Then and Now

Delilah then at 5 weeks...

Now known as Bella...

More Then and Now

Angel at 5 weeks

Now known as Lily...

More Then and Now

Moses then at 5 weeks

Now known as Monet...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Moved to the Mansion

The puppies and Lady moved into the big weaning box today. They will have more room to move and play safely now that they are getting more mobile. Of course, that means more puppy time in the box for our kids--and that's nothing they will complain about!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Puppies at 3 Weeks

Dasher (Female) AVAILABLE

Dancer (Male) AVAILABLE

Prancer (Female) AVAILABLE

Vixen (Male) AVAILABLE

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On the Move!

Nearly 3 weeks old, the puppies are suddenly on all fours and starting to play with each other.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

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)