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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Puppies are 3 Weeks Old!

The puppies are growing rapidly and are getting very playful with each other. They also like to use their newly discovered voices, especially first thing in the morning, and just before bedtime. Since they will soon be outgrowing their whelping box, they will probably be moved to the big weaning box this weekend, until they leave for their new homes. It's pretty plush and roomy (about 4 feet by 9 feet and air conditioned too!) and it gives them a larger place to play with each other, but keeps them safe too. Here are their 3 week pictures. We are looking for great homes for 3 white/white check females, and one male and one female (fawn/brindle).  Please contact us soon if you are interested!

Aloha: White Check Female
Aloha is a special needs puppy. She has a cleft lip, which will require surgery when she is about 4-6 months old. Please contact us for more information, including a reduced price. 

Kahuna: Fawn Male

Kilauea: Brindle Male

Diamond Head: Fawn Male

Kailua: Brindle Female

Luau: White Check Female

Waikiki: White Female

Lei: Fawn Female

Now that the puppies are older, our kids love "puppy time," where they get to sit and hold the puppies. Of course, protective mom Eve is never far away!

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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)