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, February 20, 2011

After the Storm

The warm sun felt mighty fine after the rains over the weekend, and they all certainly enjoyed running around this afternoon!

Dasher and Vixen (Both Available)

Dancer (now known as Bodie--or Bo for short)

Prancer (Available)

Friday, February 18, 2011

The puppies are now 8 weeks old. We will have a quiet home once they all leave. Dasher, Prancer and Vixen are still available to be placed in loving homes. All are very sweet and adorable!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011


Crate training is essential for puppies because it provides them a safe place to call "home" when they can't be watched, and prevents damage (well, more like possible complete destruction) of your home! We put a small crate in the box to allow them to get used to being in one. As you can see, Vixen is sleeping very comfortably.

Everyone is thirsty after a few laps around the backyard.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's All the Ruckus?

The puppies have a tremendous amount of energy in the morning, and they get particularly loud and boisterous with each other after breakfast.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Walkin' on Sunshine...

It was a beautiful 75 degrees in America's Finest City (San Diego), which meant a perfect day to get the puppies outside for the first time. Here's how they reacted to getting some grass between their toes.

Loving the Outdoors

Tearing It Up

As you plan for your puppy to come home, remember that anything and everything is a toy to them! If they can get into it, they will, and yes, the old excuse of "the dog ate my homework" is really true! So put up small pieces of toys, TV remotes, game cartridges, small articles of clothing (they love socks), and get some engaging toys like tennis balls, Kong chew toys, and small dog ropes (I found them at Target for $1).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Puppies at 5 Weeks

Dasher (Brindle Female)--AVAILABLE

Dancer (White Male)--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME!

Prancer (Fawn Female)--AVAILABLE

Vixen (Classic Male)--AVAILABLE

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)