About Bishop's Boxers

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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, February 11, 2013

New Names

It was a pleasure to meet most of our new owners over the weekend. We love knowing our puppies will be well cared for and loved immensely.  Each has a new name, which we have begun using.  Rolo is now Teddy, Hershey is now Bailey, M&M is now Ruby, and Snickers is now Brightman.  They gave me a cute pose this afternoon!

Left to Right: Teddy, Brightman, Ruby, and Bailey

Nothing like the aroma of steaming dog food permeating your home! 
Now that they have teeth (sharp ones!), we no longer need to blend their food, but we do completely soften it with hot water so they can eat it easily.  They eventually won't need it so soft, but we do highly recommend that you always soften dog food with a little hot water.  Choking on dog food is a common problem, especially among puppies, and it can easily result in death. Here is a great link by Eukanuba for extra advice about feeding your growing puppy.

Although this is a flat and wide dog bowl from which they all eat, we recommend the 2 Quart Durapet Bowl - Stainless Steel - SS295QB (Google Affiliate Ad) for your use at home. It's dishwasher safe, and avoids slipping and sliding across the floor.

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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)