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, July 29, 2014

Puppies Are 1 Week Old!

The puppies are doing great this first week. They are gaining weight quickly (some are really getting chubby!).  By next week, their eyes will be fully open.  Here they are in birth order.  We have received deposits for all fawn and brindle puppies. White and White Check puppies are available to go to loving homes.

Aloha: White check female. Available to go to a loving home.
Aloha is a special little lady: she has a cleft lip, which is only cosmetic,
and will require surgery when she is 4-6 months old.
Please contact us for more information, including a reduced price.

Kahuna: Dark Fawn Male. Sold to a loving home

Kilauea: Flashy Brindle Male. Sold to a loving home

Diamond Head: Light Fawn Male. Sold to a loving home

Kailua: Brindle Female. Sold to a loving home

Luau: White Check Female. Available to go to a loving home

Waikiki: White Female. Available to go to a loving home.

Lei: Flashy Fawn Female. Sold to a loving home.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Puppy Cam 7/27

This is a strong bunch of puppies, and they are already on the move! Here is the first of many Puppy Cams.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Morning Feeding

Moms of newborn pups are ever-watchful and protective of their babies.  They never want to leave, so we have to bring her food and water to her so she can eat and have enough energy to keep up with and nurse the little ones.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Introducing Our New Boxer Puppy Litter

For each litter, our family picks a theme for the puppies' kennel names.  In the past, we have had Bible names, Santa's reindeer (they arrived on December 23), candies, and sodas.  This litter's theme is Hawaii.   In 2000, we began our Navy career at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.  Our oldest two children were born there, so we have many special memories of our years on Oahu.  Nothing beats the fresh pineapple, white sandy beaches, and daily rainbows in the sky. These names remind us of our time there.

Flashy Fawn Female
White Female
Dark Brindle Male with white collar around neck
White Check Female; both ears are black!

Dark Brindle Female
White Check Female; this is a special little girl. She has a cleft lip, which can be corrected with minor surgery. Otherwise, she is completely normal, is eating well, 
and will lead a normal boxer life.
Please contact us for more information, including a reduction of price. She is a cutie!
Dark Fawn Male  
Diamond Head:
Fawn Male with a diamond-like shape on his neck

Final Puppy Count

Eve did a great job delivering the puppies last night. The final count is 8, with 3 boys, and 5 girls (my eyes must have been fuzzy last night when I initially said 2 boys and 6 girls). They are all doing well.  I'll post individual photos later today (after a nap!).

Puppy Update

It's 4 a.m. and we are up to eight puppies. She's doing a great job!  We'll see if any more might show up.  Count so far: 6 girls, 2 boys! They are beautiful, and a very active bunch already!

Boxer Puppies are Here

Puppies are here! So far, we have 2 girls and 1 boy.  More to come!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Puppies are on the Way!

Eve is just in the first stage of labor this morning.  She is still comfortable, but is ready for those puppies to come out.  Check back later for any developments.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eve Update

Well...we had an x-ray on Saturday, and, unfortunately, have nothing newsworthy to report. They had problems with the x-ray machine, and then determined that the heads were not calcified enough to show up on the film.  We may have another done on Wednesday, but we may just wait and be surprised at whelping time, and just take one after the deliveries to make sure they are all out.  In any case, puppies are coming without a doubt. Eve looks like she swallowed a cantaloupe, but she is doing fine.  Based on her last litter, she will whelp before Saturday--my guess is Thursday.  Check back here for up-to-date information.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Boxer Puppies Coming to South Carolina Next Week!

This is Eve's favorite position these days. As you can see, she's pretty plump! Based on her figure, maybe she'll be having another troop (last year, she had 10!). We'll be getting an x-ray this Saturday so we can know approximately how many to expect next week. We set up the whelping box last weekend so she is free to go in when she feels the need to nest and gets ready to deliver.

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)