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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Puppies Expected August 2013!

We bred Eve today with Telstar's Razzle Dazzle Bazzle (Bazzle).  We had originally planned on breeding again with Henry, like we did with Maddie, but they took no interest in each other.  But Bazzle and Eve hit it off just fine.  This will be the first breeding for both of them. Bazzle is a beautiful, 16 month old fawn male, who is currently doing very well in the show ring.  We look forward to this litter on or about August 26.  Please contact us soon if you are interested in a puppy this summer.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Three Generations

Maddie and Bailey came over for a visit this week, and it was sure fun to get to see them both!  Bailey is now 6 months old and full of puppy energy. She's quite a jumper. Actually, I think she can almost fly.  So we got Lady, Eve, Maddie, and Bailey outside and wore them out until they were exhausted. Lady is mom to Eve and Maddie (same breeding, different litters), and Maddie is mom to Bailey.

Three Generations: (L to R): Lady, Bailey, Eve, and Maddie
See, she flies!

Bailey, 6 months

Lady and Eve

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Introducing Eve

Our Eve is next in line for breeding at Bishop's Boxers this month.  This will be her first litter, and we are very excited about her future puppies. Eve came from Lady's first litter with Telstar's Dixieland Band (Bandit).  She is a lovely brindle with white markings.  Weighing about 52 pounds, Eve is on the smaller end of the size range for female boxers.  She is a little shy at first, but she has a big heart of love for anyone who will pay attention to her.  She is the sweetest Boxer we have ever had, and we are excited to pass on puppies like her to loving families this fall.

Eve at 12 weeks

Eve at 8 months

Eve today at 3 years

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Well, after nearly a year since her last heat cycle, Eve is finally coming in heat again!  We anticipate the actual breeding to take place by the end of June, which means that puppies will be born the end of August, and ready to go to their new homes the end of October! If you or someone you know is interested in a puppy, please contact us (see contact info to the right) to be put on our waiting list.

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)