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 27, 2015

From Sea to Shining Sea

Here we go again.  As a military family, we are at the mercy of the Navy, and we just got orders last week back to San Diego.  We did love our litter with Jester last year and were really looking forward to breeding again with him.  But, we will also look forward to be able to breed again with Telstar Boxers.  How do we feel about going back?  HAPPY!  Our kids cried (with happy tears).  I know many of you on the East Coast have been waiting for our dear girls to have puppies again.  We know that there are few reputable breeders in the Southeast (we were very shocked at what "breeders" were selling as boxer puppies here). But the good news is that we are able to ship puppies nationwide (it does add additional costs for airline shipping, vet certificates, and a crate).  We'll post here and on our Facebook page with litter updates.  Thank you so much for your support as we transition back to California!

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)