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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Are White Boxer Puppies Rare?

Not at all. There are a variety of misconceptions about the white boxer:
  1. White Boxers are rare. False. About 25% of all boxers born are white, or white with patches. It is not uncommon to have at least one white puppy in a litter.
  2. White Boxers are deaf. False. It is estimated that only approximately 13% are born deaf. Deafness is caused by a lack of pigmentation of the hair cells in the ear. Deaf puppies can bewell-trained, using a variety of different methods, such as hand signals and sign language. They do very well in agility training courses and competitions, as they are not distracted by the noise during competition.
  3. White Boxers are albinos. False. Albinism is a complete lack of pigment, including in the eyes.
White boxers are loved as much by their litter mates and mom as the other puppies. All reputable breeders will place them in loving homes, just as with the other fawn and brindle puppies, and usually do it at a slightly reduced price. However, reputable breeders will never breed white boxers because of the increased risk of deafness.

Here are 2 white boxers from 2 of our previous litters. I am sure they are equally spoiled!

Bodie was from Lady's second litter and is almost 4 years old. He lives with our good friends in Minnesota. 
Pearl just turned a year, and is from Eve's first litter last year.  She lives with her family in California.


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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)