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, December 29, 2010

Feeding the Baby

Vixen is the smallest of the clan and gets a little supplement of goat milk a few times a day to help him catch up with the rest. He's doing great and gaining rapidly. He's precious!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snip, Snip, Snip

The puppies got their tails cropped last night by Jennifer Tellier of Telstar Boxers.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

All Fat and Happy

With plenty of milk for everyone, the little guys are getting chunky quickly! This is Dasher taking a snooze on top of Dancer.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Introducing Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen!

Santa delivered 4 new puppies to Lady. They and Lady are all doing very well.

Dasher: Brindle Female

Dasher: White Check Male

Prancer: Fawn Female

Vixen: Fawn (Classic) Male

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Show Time!

Santa has made an express stop by our home today! So far, he left Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen (2 girls, 2 boys). Still waiting on more to come!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Getting Pampered

Eve is pampering her mom, getting her ready for the big day. What a sweet dog!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Big Mama!

Puppies are coming this week! Soon there will me no more room in the "inn".

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)