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, February 13, 2013

Puppies at 6 Weeks!

Six weeks has flown by! The pups enjoyed the afternoon in the backyard, with Maddie teaching them about playtime.

Teddy (Rolo)

Bailey (Hershey)

 Ruby (M&M)

Brightman (Snickers)

Maddie gently plays with her pups. They love the outside.

If you have another boxer at home, you may be wondering how they might react to a new puppy. We brought Eve out to play with the puppies for the first time, and you can see a difference between Maddie and Eve. Maddie, as mom, is gently guiding the play and uses her nose and paws to direct her pups. Eve wonders who these puppies are in her yard and is a little nervous and jumpy with them. The puppies are playful with both, but they are a little nervous about Eve's quick moves (Eve will be 3 in April). As you introduce your new puppy to those at home, take it slowly and be patient with both the mature dog and the puppy. Although the puppy will naturally require a lot of your attention, pay more attention to your mature dog than the puppy. This will allow the puppy blend into your relationships already established, instead of redefining them. You are bringing the puppy into your world, and that doesn't need to change just because a new puppy is in the family now. Be sure to never leave the mature dog and puppy unattended until the relationship between the two is established and safe.

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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)