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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grapes of Wrath

Did you know that grapes and raisins are toxic to your dog? Although veterinarians are not exactly sure why dogs have an adverse reaction to the often-liked fruit, the symptoms are certain: vomiting, lethargy, and extremely elevated levels of calcium impair kidney function. The ultimate deadly result can be complete renal failure. If your dog has a passion for fruit, apples, oranges, bananas and watermelon can be a refreshing treat in moderation. Just don't forget to remove the seeds, as they can cause some serious problems too!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Let Me Out!

Left to Right (Front): Midnight, Delilah, Angel, and Samson, Back: Eve and Moses

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Movin' On Up to the Penthouse

Our son with the clan in their roomier house. Space was getting limited in the whelping box, and this allows everyone to stretch out and be more comfortable. Now to teach them where to potty...

And it looks like Lady needs a bit of instruction about the new house rules too!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Letting Their Voice Be Heard

The vocal clan today feeling a bit dissatisfied and impatient while I was changing the bedding in their home.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Puppy Time

The kids beg me every day to have "puppy time"--just a time when they can sit down and hold and pet the cute little ones. During today's puppy time they all noticed that the pups were just starting to open their eyes. Our 9 year-old son said, "This is the most entertaining thing in my life!"

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)