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, May 22, 2014

South Carolina Boxer Puppies Anticipated mid-July!

Eve had a busy week with her new boyfriend, Jester, of Pryde Boxers. Being in the Charleston area only a few weeks, we wanted to choose a healthy male that would compliment Eve well.  Jester is a 6- year-old, medium-sized, dark brindle male with a very nice head and strong, solid frame.  He is pictured below. We anticipate a litter of brindle, fawn, and maybe even white puppies around July 19th.  Puppies will be available to go to their new homes in September.  Please contact us for more information about this upcoming litter.

To see more pictures of Jester and his pedigree, click here.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Change is Never Easy!

After over 10 years in San Diego, the Navy abruptly uprooted us to Charleston, South Carolina.  We just moved in to our new home in Summerville last week.  Leaving home on a very short notice was a huge challenge for both humans and canines alike.  This also posed another challenge of relocating our kennel. Not knowing anyone in South Carolina has forced us to find another reputable breeder to work with so we can continue breeding.  Now that we are still unpacking boxes, we noticed that Eve is in heat--early!  Such great timing!  We are quickly interviewing potential breeders to find a high quality, healthy (and beautiful) stud for Eve.  For all of you in California, do not be dismayed!  We can still ship puppies back to you, or you can take a little trip east and visit Charleston (it's beautiful here!) and bring your puppy back with you.  We will anticipate puppies in July, with them ready to leave for their new homes in mid-late September.  We'll keep the blog updated with any new information about the upcoming litter!  Thanks for your continued support as we make this transition.

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)