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, December 31, 2012

Making a Nest for the Puppies

Maddie is preparing her home for the coming puppies. We anticipate their delivery within the next day.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Pregnant Maddie

Maddie is feeling pretty plump.  Lying in the same box she was born in 2 years ago, she's still calm and as comfortable as she can be.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Better in Pairs

In case you were wondering, we always say that boxers do best in pairs.  They have a constant companion to play and snuggle with (well, it's more like on top of each other) as seen below. Bruiser, on bottom (from our last litter, formerly known as Vixen) and his best friend Dusty share the family couch for a snooze.  Boxers have such great temperaments and personalities!  Thanks to Bruiser and Dusty's loving owner, Todd, for the photo. We love to keep in touch with our boxer families to see how they are doing!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2 More Weeks!

We are looking forward to puppies arriving in 2 weeks!  Next week (the 26th), Maddie will be having an x-ray to see how many little ones we can expect on (or about) January 2.  We'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Litter Update

Looks like Maddie is progressing nicely in her pregnancy with a bigger appetite and a fuller belly.  We hear that there are not many boxer puppies available or arriving soon, and have had several inquiries about the upcoming litter.  Contact us soon to be on our waiting list.  4 weeks to go!

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)