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, February 28, 2016

Puppies at 5 Weeks!

Well, the puppies are growing by leaps and bounds this week. They love to eat! They still sleep an awful lot, but enjoy playtime more too.  Here are their new photos (sorry about the lighting--they turned out a little dark; I'll have to retake some in the morning). It's amazing to see how much they change in such a short time. We have one fawn male available to go to a loving home! He's adorable!

Pumbaa: Brindle Male
Flynn: Fawn Male
Captain Hook: Brindle Male
Because of his special needs with his cleft lip, he was placed early in a loving home.
He will need to be tube fed for the next few months before surgery.
We miss him already!
Darling: Fawn Female

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Puppies at 4 Weeks!

We've officially gotten into the really cute stage. The puppies are now 4 weeks old and doing very well.  They have moved into the large weaning box, which will give them more space to move, play, and grow.  This week, they started on puppy food (well, more like porridge...nothing like the smell of steaming dog food!), and are eating well.  Here are their 4 week photos:

Pumbaa: Brindle Male

Flynn: Fawn Male

Captain Hook: Brindle Male:
Captain Hook has a special need. He has a cleft lip, It  is only cosmetic, but can be corrected with surgery.  Please contact us for more information about him.  
Darling: Fawn Female: Sold to a loving home

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lap of Love

Look who all crawled up on her lap!  Cleaning up after the puppies has its incentives by getting kids puppy time. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Puppies at 3 Weeks!

The puppies have grown a lot this week. They are just starting to play with each other, and can hear now too! They will be able to go to their new home on March 19.  We have 2 boys available to go to loving homes. Please contact us for more information.

Pumbaa: Brindle Male

Flynn: Fawn Male

Captain Hook: Brindle Male

Darling: Fawn Female

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Puppies at 2 Weeks!

Peek-a-boo, I see you!  The puppies' eyes have opened over this week--not completely--but it's so nice to see them. They are all doing great and gaining weight.  Their ears should finish opening in the next few days.  We do have 2 males available to go to loving homes. Please email us at bishopsboxers@gmail.com for more information.

Pumbaa: Male Brindle
Flynn: Male Fawn
Captain Hook: Male Brindle
Darling: Female Fawn

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Perfect Little Handful

Nothing like a tiny sleeping puppy to fit perfectly in your hand!  Their eyes and ears are just opening up this morning.  All the boys weigh almost a pound today.  This is Pumbaa.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Puppy Cam 2/1/16

I couldn't help but take this cute video of the puppies trying their hardest to get up on their feet. They are little weeble wobbles!

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)