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, December 31, 2012

Making a Nest for the Puppies

Maddie is preparing her home for the coming puppies. We anticipate their delivery within the next day.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Pregnant Maddie

Maddie is feeling pretty plump.  Lying in the same box she was born in 2 years ago, she's still calm and as comfortable as she can be.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Better in Pairs

In case you were wondering, we always say that boxers do best in pairs.  They have a constant companion to play and snuggle with (well, it's more like on top of each other) as seen below. Bruiser, on bottom (from our last litter, formerly known as Vixen) and his best friend Dusty share the family couch for a snooze.  Boxers have such great temperaments and personalities!  Thanks to Bruiser and Dusty's loving owner, Todd, for the photo. We love to keep in touch with our boxer families to see how they are doing!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2 More Weeks!

We are looking forward to puppies arriving in 2 weeks!  Next week (the 26th), Maddie will be having an x-ray to see how many little ones we can expect on (or about) January 2.  We'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Litter Update

Looks like Maddie is progressing nicely in her pregnancy with a bigger appetite and a fuller belly.  We hear that there are not many boxer puppies available or arriving soon, and have had several inquiries about the upcoming litter.  Contact us soon to be on our waiting list.  4 weeks to go!

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)