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.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ear Cropping

Most puppy owners opt for the natural ears these days, but in case you are considering having your puppy's ears cropped, we suggest you make your appointment now.  Ear cropping needs to be done when the puppy is between 8-12 weeks old. We only recommend Dr. Jezbera at Riverside Animal Hospital (951-683-4200). People drive hundreds of miles to use him for their dogs ears.  He's that good.  He charges $280 for the surgery (without aftercare), or $370 with aftercare.  This is a very reasonable price.  Ear cropping is a time commitment of about 5-6 months, and requires 2 people to assist with the aftercare. I have posted the link that shows how to do the aftercare at the Boxer Resource list to the right. 

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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)