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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Puppies Expected August 2013!

We bred Eve today with Telstar's Razzle Dazzle Bazzle (Bazzle).  We had originally planned on breeding again with Henry, like we did with Maddie, but they took no interest in each other.  But Bazzle and Eve hit it off just fine.  This will be the first breeding for both of them. Bazzle is a beautiful, 16 month old fawn male, who is currently doing very well in the show ring.  We look forward to this litter on or about August 26.  Please contact us soon if you are interested in a puppy this summer.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Three Generations

Maddie and Bailey came over for a visit this week, and it was sure fun to get to see them both!  Bailey is now 6 months old and full of puppy energy. She's quite a jumper. Actually, I think she can almost fly.  So we got Lady, Eve, Maddie, and Bailey outside and wore them out until they were exhausted. Lady is mom to Eve and Maddie (same breeding, different litters), and Maddie is mom to Bailey.

Three Generations: (L to R): Lady, Bailey, Eve, and Maddie
See, she flies!

Bailey, 6 months

Lady and Eve

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Introducing Eve

Our Eve is next in line for breeding at Bishop's Boxers this month.  This will be her first litter, and we are very excited about her future puppies. Eve came from Lady's first litter with Telstar's Dixieland Band (Bandit).  She is a lovely brindle with white markings.  Weighing about 52 pounds, Eve is on the smaller end of the size range for female boxers.  She is a little shy at first, but she has a big heart of love for anyone who will pay attention to her.  She is the sweetest Boxer we have ever had, and we are excited to pass on puppies like her to loving families this fall.

Eve at 12 weeks

Eve at 8 months

Eve today at 3 years

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Well, after nearly a year since her last heat cycle, Eve is finally coming in heat again!  We anticipate the actual breeding to take place by the end of June, which means that puppies will be born the end of August, and ready to go to their new homes the end of October! If you or someone you know is interested in a puppy, please contact us (see contact info to the right) to be put on our waiting list.

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)