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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Goodbye Kilauea, Lei, Diamond Head, and Kailua

We had a busy week around here, sending off our little ones to their new homes. Even though we love and will miss these puppies, it's a greater joy for us to place these puppies in wonderful families' homes, and know they will be smothered with love.

Kilauea (Cooper) left Friday to go to his new family in Los Angeles
He got delayed and stayed overnight in Chicago, but made it safely to L.A. Saturday morning.
United Airlines is the only airlines that will fly boxers, and they have a very good department which specializes in pet travel, and they have excellent service. 
Lei (now known as Lily) and Diamond Head (Negev) left Saturday morning with their new Atlanta , Georgia family.
Kailua left with her new family Sunday morning and will be at home in Birmingham, Alabama
We have 3 female white boxers available, and we would love to place them with more wonderful families!

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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)