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, February 20, 2011

After the Storm

The warm sun felt mighty fine after the rains over the weekend, and they all certainly enjoyed running around this afternoon!

Dasher and Vixen (Both Available)

Dancer (now known as Bodie--or Bo for short)

Prancer (Available)

Friday, February 18, 2011

The puppies are now 8 weeks old. We will have a quiet home once they all leave. Dasher, Prancer and Vixen are still available to be placed in loving homes. All are very sweet and adorable!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011


Crate training is essential for puppies because it provides them a safe place to call "home" when they can't be watched, and prevents damage (well, more like possible complete destruction) of your home! We put a small crate in the box to allow them to get used to being in one. As you can see, Vixen is sleeping very comfortably.

Everyone is thirsty after a few laps around the backyard.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's All the Ruckus?

The puppies have a tremendous amount of energy in the morning, and they get particularly loud and boisterous with each other after breakfast.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Walkin' on Sunshine...

It was a beautiful 75 degrees in America's Finest City (San Diego), which meant a perfect day to get the puppies outside for the first time. Here's how they reacted to getting some grass between their toes.

Loving the Outdoors

Tearing It Up

As you plan for your puppy to come home, remember that anything and everything is a toy to them! If they can get into it, they will, and yes, the old excuse of "the dog ate my homework" is really true! So put up small pieces of toys, TV remotes, game cartridges, small articles of clothing (they love socks), and get some engaging toys like tennis balls, Kong chew toys, and small dog ropes (I found them at Target for $1).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Puppies at 5 Weeks

Dasher (Brindle Female)--AVAILABLE

Dancer (White Male)--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME!

Prancer (Fawn Female)--AVAILABLE

Vixen (Classic Male)--AVAILABLE

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)