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, September 16, 2014

Saying Goodbye

Kahuna, now known as Koda Everest Blues, was the first puppy from the litter to leave this afternoon. He is staying here in the Charleston area with a great family who has a nine year old boxer, and is sure to have a wonderful life and make that family very happy! Before leaving, the puppies get a little spa treatment with full scrub, manicure and pedicure, and face shave.

In case you are wondering, we (especially our 4 kids) get a little sad once they leave our family. It's an intense 2 months for us, providing constant care, nurture, and love (and clean-up!). Our objective is to breed according to the AKC boxer breed standard, giving them the best possible upbringing and ensuring that they go to the best homes. Why? They are our little ones first, and we care about each one of them, as if we were going to keep them ourselves. That's why we are so picky about choosing families to love and care for them. We want to make sure that these puppies are going to be loved as much as we love them--or more. We love for our boxer families to keep in touch with us throughout the years with updates and photos.

Scrub-a-dub-dub, with a very curious Latte (our 1 year old from Eve's litter last year)
Smelling much better!
Kahuna was our oldest daughter's favorite boy

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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)