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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eve at 9 Weeks

Always Playing

After a few days of sulking and not eating because all of her other litter-mates left, Eve finally came out of her shell and is acting more like herself. She and Lady are always playing together! They play like this until they both collapse and take a long nap.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010


Getting their first official scrub--smelling great and ready for a new home!


One Last Shot

The family is starting to break up tomorrow. So they all got together one last time and said "Cheese!" Amazingly, they all stood still for a moment!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mom Still Loves Her Pups

Lady still loves her puppies. We are a little sad that half of them will be leaving her this weekend, but so happy they are going to loving homes!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Separation Anxiety

This was the first time Eve was in the crate by herself, and she is obviously displeased. This is typical behavior you can expect when your new puppy home. But don't worry--the puppy will soon learn that the crate is a safe place that will become a comfortable home.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Left to Right:
Eve, Delilah, Angel, Midnight, Moses, and in the back, Samson

Keep Away

They Will Always Find Something to Get Into

These little rambunctious canines will get into anything they can these days. Plastic bags are definitely not recommended toys, as they rip them apart and can potentially swallow the pieces (but we admit they are pretty funny and cute in the midst of their naughtiness). Squeaky, crinkly toys are great and much safer than everyday household items.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

First Shots

The clan went in to the vet today for the first time, and they all got a clean bill of health. They got their first shots and will need the next round of them in about 3-4 weeks (the end of June-beginning of July).

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Dog Owners Guide: Your New Puppy

For a wealth of great information and tips about bringing home your new puppy, check out the link to the right.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Never Too Early to Crate Train

Crate training is essential. It gives the dog a safe place and home of it's own both while you at home and while you are away (and keeps your home from being destroyed!). We introduced the small crate last night so they become familiar and comfortable with sleeping in it. As you can see by both of the pictures, they have made a cozy nest in there!

Eve and Delilah

Eve and Midnight

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The kids will have a hard time saying goodbye to their canine friends in a couple weeks!

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)