About Bishop's Boxers

Welcome to our blog!

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, October 26, 2014

A Final Farewell

Waikiki, our last remaining puppy from Eve's litter, went to her new home today in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Her new name is Snowflake! We are thrilled that she will be so well loved and cared for by her new family. We now feel a bit of the empty nest syndrome with all of the puppies gone. We will miss all of our puppies, but we look forward to next year when we will have more. We anticipate having 2 litters next year: one again with Eve, and one with Eve's daughter, Latte. If you want to be placed on our waiting list, please send us an email at bishops boxers@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Puppy Cam 10/19/14

Now that the rest of the litter mates are gone, Waikiki gets extra attention and playtime with her mom and Latte. She's available to go to a loving home.

White Boxer Puppy Available in South Carolina

My main computer is being repaired--sorry for the lack of updates!  Luau left for her new home in North Carolina on Sunday morning. They are a wonderful family, and she now has 2 other boxers to play with at home. Now that Waikiki is all by herself, she is getting some extra special attention from both us and our other dogs. She is lonely, but she loves playing with mom Eve and half-sister, Latte.

If you are interested in Waikiki, please contact us! She is now 13 weeks old and reminds us of her mom, Eve, who is very sweet, but a little timid when you first meet her. I'm sure she will be the perfect (big) lapdog!

Waikiki: White Female AVAILABLE!

It may look like they are bullying her, but they are just playing

She has a typical response to those senior to her--submission

Our daughter with Luau, now known as Liliko'i (Hawaiian name for the passion fruit flower),
or Lili for short. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Snoopy, Come Home!

In second grade, my teacher had to call home because she showed the movie "Snoopy Come Home!" during school, and I cried! Friday, Aloha, now known as Snoopy, left for her her new family in Denver, and we all got a little teary with her departure. Because of her cleft lip, I had to bottle feed her every couple hours throughout the day and night, so she and I had a very special friendship. We are so pleased that she has a wonderful family who will love her to death! Their reaction when they saw her for the first time: "She's amazing! We love her!!!"

Friday, October 10, 2014

South Carolina Boxer Puppies are 11 Weeks Old

The puppies are now 11 weeks old and getting a bit too heavy to hold up for photos. Aloha is leaving today for her new home. Luau has a placement pending to a family in North Carolina. And that leaves Waikiki ready and available to go to a loving home! She is a true lover. Please contact us soon if you are interested!!

Luau: Placement Pending in North Carolina

Aloha: Now known as Snoopy!
She's ready to go to her new family in Colorado today




Monday, October 6, 2014

Smothered with Kisses

We took the puppies to the vet today for their second round of shots and health check-ups. Aloha is cleared for her flight this week to her new family in Colorado. While we waited, we got lots of love and kisses from Luau and Waikiki. They are both lovers and both available to go to loving homes!

Waikiki likes to be held like a baby
Waikiki and Luau trying to smothering me with love :)

Friday, October 3, 2014

A New Home for Aloha

Aloha is going to a new home in Colorado next week! They are thinking about naming her Snoopy! How cute!! She is quite the sweetie, and her little lip certainly gives her some character. Because of her cleft lip, she did not latch on very well to get her milk, so for the first 3-4 weeks, she was bottle fed many times a day. So she and I spent a lot of time together. I always develop a special affection to the "underdogs" (no pun intended), and to those who have special needs. She certainly deserves a wonderful family.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White Boxer Puppies from South Carolina are 10 Weeks Old

Here are our little snowflakes this week. They are happy, healthy, and enjoying the outside a lot this week. All are available to go to loving homes!

It is suggested that this little girl with a cleft lip (cosmetic only) have surgery to correct it about 4-6 months of age. She is otherwise a healthy and happy little female. She has a brindle patch on her right eye.

We've never had a white with 2 brindle ears before, and she is totally adorable.

She's like a little snowman on the white sand of Waikiki!

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)