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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Puppies at 4 Weeks!

Our little darlings are so much fun and getting bigger by the day. Here they are, now 1 month old.  We have 1 Male and 1 Female available to go to loving homes in 4 more weeks. Puppies will be able to be seen February 9. Please contact us if you would like to see them in person.

Rolo: Classic Fawn Male

Hershey: Classic Fawn Female

 M&M: Fawn Female

Snickers: Flashy Fawn Male

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Moved to the Mansion

Now that our little ones are getting more adventurous and nearly climbing out of the whelping box, we moved them into the weaning box. It gives them much more room to roam and play safely, and more time for us to get a puppy fix!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Puppies Are 3 Weeks

These little ones are sure adorable and getting bigger by the hour.  Here are their 3 week portraits.

Rolo: Classic Fawn Male

Hershey: Classic Fawn Female SOLD TO A LOVING HOME


 Snickers: Fawn Male

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Play Time

The puppies are now 3 weeks old and are beginning to play with each other.  They nip at each other's ears, backs, noses, and tails and sometimes bark and howl at each other. Here is a little glimpse into their world.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Puppies are 2 Weeks Old

The puppies are cruising around now that their eyes are open. Compared to last week's pictures, it looks like they've doubled in size! All are doing very well.  They sleep most of the day since their little bodies are growing so quickly.  In just a few weeks, they will be playing around with each other.  We have 1 male puppy available to be placed in a loving home (which male is to be determined).  Please contact us soon if you are interested!

Rolo: Classic Fawn Male

Hershey: Classic Fawn Female SOLD TO A LOVING HOME


Snickers: Fawn Male

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First Puppy Steps

Now that the puppies are 2 weeks old and can see, they quickly learned to get up and take their first steps.  We find them quite entertaining!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Early Socialization with the Puppies

Our youngest got to hold Snickers on her lap for the first time tonight. We have 4 children, who love the dogs immensely, so by the time the puppies leave our home, they are very familiar with kids.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Puppies Are 1 Week Old

Our little canine crew is growing like weeds!  With plenty of mom's milk to drink, they are getting pretty plump.  Their eyes are just starting to open, and they are scooting around easily.  Here are their week-old pictures:

Rolo: Fawn Male

Hershey: Fawn Female

M&M: Fawn Female

Snickers: Fawn Male

Just Hangin' with Mom

Friday, January 4, 2013

A Mother's Work is Never Done

Feeding, cleaning, feeding, cleaning...it never ends for this mom, but she's very attentive to the needs of her pups.

They took their first car ride to Telstar Boxers yesterday, where Jennifer Tellier cropped their tails and removed their dewclaws.  They did great!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Maddie and Her Puppies

We started our morning off saying our goodbyes to Milky Way.  Even though she was only a day old, it was a heart-wrenching experience for us and the kids.  That's one of the difficult calls you have to make as a breeder.

On a lighter note, the puppies and getting plump!  In the below video, you can see them in day-old puppy action with mom.  They squeak, squeal, and twitch while they dream away after some warm milk in their bellies (that's Snickers on top of everyone else eating).  Maddie's big sigh towards the end indicates all is well.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Introducing Our "Sweet" Little Puppies

Maddie continues to be a great mom to these puppies. Unfortunately, Milky Way, the white female, has a medical problem and is not expected to live, and that breaks our hearts.  For that reason, you will not see her picture here.  But the others are already thriving.  Check back for weekly photos of their growth!

Rolo: Fawn Male with a white chest and belly, and a tiny speck of white on his neck.

Hershey: Fawn Female with a white chest and belly. Looks almost identical to Rolo.

M&M: Fawn Female with a small patch of white on her neck, white chest and belly, and paws, and 
a touch of white on her nose .

Snickers: Fawn Male with a white chest, belly, and neck, nose, and paws.

Happy New Year and 4--No, Make That 5 (Surprise!) Happy New Puppies

Maddie had an easy and quick delivery of her 5 puppies beginning at 5 a.m. today.  Final score: 3 girls, 2 boys.  There was a little guy hiding in that x-ray that was not seen! She is a great mom!  Check back for more pictures later today.

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)