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, October 31, 2013

Three Generations

Dogs love this warm sun-cool air of the fall! I caught all three of them basking in the sun this morning.

Latte (9 weeks), Lady (8 1/2 years), and Eve (3 1/2 years)

Puppies at 9 Weeks!

I just realized I forgot to post these last weekend!  Mr. Pibb and Bubbles left for their new homes, and that leaves us with Latte.  We love her, and she is doing so well with her potty training already.  We hope you are experiencing the same thing.

Mr. Pibb
Pearl (Bubble Up)
Latte (Pepsi)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Three Amigos

Latte, Pearl, and Mr. Pibb are becoming a close knit trio with everyone else gone. It's a lot quieter around here!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Puppies at 8 Weeks!

It has been a busy weekend with puppies leaving with their new families. It's like Christmas morning for us. We love seeing how happy everyone leaves with their newest family member. We are down by 5 puppies, with another leaving today, and one on Monday. Mr. Pibb and Bubbles are staying until next weekend, along with Latte, who will be making her home here with us and her mom Eve and grandma Lady. Here are their final photos and where they are headed.

Popeye (Vanilla Coke): San Diego
Latte: Staying with Bishop's Boxers
Sprite: Palm Springs
Luna (Ginger Ale): San Diego
Dr. Pepper: Dana Point
Mr. Pibb: Carlsbad
Daisy (Sunkist): Rancho Cucamonga
Rufus (Squirt): Redlands
Pearl (Bubble Up): Turlock
Coca-Cola: Palmdale

Friday, October 18, 2013

First Goodbye

Rufus (Squirt) was the first of the clan to leave today. He looked and smelled awfully beautiful
 after his first bath!

Take a Guess

What do all of these items have in common? They are all perfect things for your puppy to chew and destroy! Anything that is on the floor is fair game, so pick it up if you want to keep it.

Puppy Cam

This was the puppies' last play time together.  They love to run outside. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tick, Tock

The clock is ticking down to the end of our time with the puppies. Squirt is the first one to leave tomorrow afternoon.  Will Eve get sad?  Yes, she will notice them missing.  Even though she is not with them all the time now, we know she wants to check on her babies when she stands by the door to go to the garage.  She still produces milk and lets them nurse.

Do we get sad when they leave?

Yes, we might shed a few tears (especially our girls).  It has been an intense 2 months when we have poured our hearts and time into raising these boxer puppies.  Such a large litter demanded extra effort to make sure they were all growing properly. We love them to death, even after they leave.

And no.  It's a whole lot of poop.

Flip-flops--might want to buy an extra pair or two!

There is always one in the bunch who does not want to smile!

Food: we always suggest moistening the puppy food to prevent choking.  Simply add very hot tap water to the food, and let it sit for a few minutes to moisten. This is more food than you will make at home (this is going to feed 5). Your puppy will probably eat between 1/2 to 3/4 cup puppy food at a sitting. They are eating twice a day (morning and evening). The bubbles you see is from the water releasing the gas in the food.
Less gas in boxers is always a good thing :)
This is after about 5 minutes. The food is moist, is
still a little firm to the touch, and the water has all been absorbed.
As they grow older, you will not need to add as much water.  But they will always prefer it with a little water.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Puppies at 7 Weeks!

Another week has gone by, and the puppies are getting bigger and bigger each day and doing fabulous.
We will be sad this time next week, when our house begins to get quieter.

Popeye (Vanilla Coke)
Latte (Pepsi)
Luna (Ginger Ale)
Dr. Pepper 
Mr. Pibb
Daisy (Sunkist)
Rufus (Squirt)
Bubble Up

Luna and Sprite
Popeye and Mr. Pibb
Grandma Lady got into the action today

Friday, October 11, 2013

Good News!

The ten puppies came back from their vet appointment this morning and all received their first shots and a clean bill of health (including hearts) from the vet.  We'll be giving you their shot records when you come to pick up your puppies next week!

Happy Friday!

All 10 never seemed to be in one photo, so I included all of them.  Can you pick yours out??

On the way to the vet this morning for the first shots

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)