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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Puppies are 4 Weeks Old!

I'm not sure where the last month went; it's hard to believe these cute puppies are already a month old!  Over the weekend, we moved them into the much larger weaning box, which is more like a fortress. It allows them a much bigger, safe place to play. Their little, sharp puppy teeth have emerged, and although they sleep most of the day, they are playing much more with each other.  This week, they will begin to transition to puppy food; mom's milk can only sustain them for so long.

Puppies will be able to go to their new homes in 4 short weeks, and we still have puppies available. Contact us for more information!

They got their first breath of the outside air this morning (it was a little bright for a couple of them, so they squinted). Here are their 4 week photos.

Aloha: White check female--AVAILABLE
Aloha is a very energetic girl who has a cleft lip, which will require surgery between 4-6 months of age.
Because of this, she has a reduced price.
Contact us for more information.
Kahuna: Fawn Male--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME
Kilauea: Brindle Male--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME
Diamond Head: Fawn Male--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME
Kailua: Brindle Female--AVAILABLE
Luau: White Check Female--AVAILABLE
Waikiki: White Female--AVAILABLE
Eve and puppies settling in their new abode
Puppy time reward for helping during the morning clean up

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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)