About Bishop's Boxers

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We are a boxer-loving family that recently retired from military life and relocated to the Chicago suburbs. Our love for the breed began back in 1987 with our first boxer in Minnesota. Although he wasn't the most beautiful boxer, Chesty became extremely well-trained. Unfortunately, in 1998, he got cancer and we had to put him down when he was nearly 11.

Knowing that we didn't want to experience life without Boxers, we had a new puppy waiting to be shipped from Crossroad Boxers in California to Minneapolis, Minnesota. We gave this striking 8-month old fawn male the name of Bishop. Little did we realize that he would be the beginning of our own kennel, Bishop's Boxers.

Bishop participated in many dog shows while we had time in graduate school, but then came children and 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 got our first female, Lady, in February of 2005. Lady produced two wonderful litters of puppies with Telstar's Dixieland Band (Bandit). Telstar Boxers continue to be a large part of our pedigrees. We lost Lady in August 2015 to Cushing's disease. It never gets any easier.

We kept one female puppy from Lady's first litter, Eve. And from one of Eve's litters, we kept Latte, a classic fawn female. We update our blog regularly, so be sure to check back here or on our Facebook page for the most current information.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Sad Morning

Zaccheus died in the early hours of the morning. The cute little one is already missed.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Here's The New Clan!

Introducing (in birth order):

#1: Angel (female)

#2 Delilah (female)

#3 Samson (male)

#4 Moses (male)

#5 Midnight (male)

#6 Eve (female)

#7 Zaccheus (male)

Calm and content

After 24 hours, Lady has calmed down and is resting. I love the one snuggling close to her neck.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Morning Chorus

Whew! I am ready for bed after staying up all night in the delivery room. But who can sleep when you have this going on. I think mama wasn't too sure what to do with all of them.

Final score: Boys 4 Girls 3

Looks like we crossed the finish line successfully with a total of 7 puppies: 3 girls and 4 boys. They all seem to be doing well.

Here they come!

After a long day, pups finally started to arrive around 6:45 p.m. So far 2 girls 1 boy. This picture is of the first girl. So adorable! Mama is doing so well with them.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Digging deep

Been waiting all day, but she was getting particularly agitated this evening. This might be a long night!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sooner than later?

It's looking like the pups may make their debut a little early, based on Lady's behavior. She's been panting, nesting, and her temperature dropped this morning too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Getting Ready!

Lady's puppies are due this Saturday (4/24/10). She is expected to have 7-8 puppies. As you can see, she is getting plumper by the day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Building the Box

Wes built a weaning box to house the puppies as they grow. Lady will miss the comfort of her bed inside the house for a while, but this will be a safe place for all of the puppies to be kept until they are placed.

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)