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, August 19, 2013

Boxer Puppies Will Be Arriving Soon!




I think my jaw literally dropped this morning when Dr. Simpson had me come look at the X-ray.  Ten puppies, seriously. Even he was a little surprised by the number.  Average litter size for boxers is 6.  It's no wonder why Eve is so huge!  Well, we will certainly have a busy home for the next few months.  We're praying they are all healthy little ones and that Eve will have an easy time delivering them all.

If you haven't noticed from our past litters, our family picks a theme for their kennel names (the names we call them while at our kennel; new owners usually rename them).  Our first theme was Bible names, next was Santa's reindeer names (they were born December 23), and the last were candy names.  The theme of the names for this upcoming litter is sodas--or pop--depending on which region of the U.S. you are from.  We'll need to add a few more names to our list.

Any updates will be posted on this blog as soon as we get them, so check back in a couple days to see Eve's progress.  We anticipate that they might make their debut sometime this coming weekend.

You can't see it from this angle, but her sides are bulging.

With 10 inside, she's one tired lady. Lately, she spends her days like this, trying to be comfortable.

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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)