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.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Eukanuba's New EXCEL Dog Food

We get a lot of questions about what we feed our puppies. There is a marketing war out there to convince you that certain foods will be the best for your growing puppy.  There is suddenly a need for antioxidants, fruits, and vegetables, because after all, if they are good for human health, they must be good for dog health as well.

We feed our all of our puppies and dogs Eukanuba EXCEL Large Breed puppy food.  Eukanuba recently launched (maybe rebranded is more accurate) EXCEL dog food, which contains no corn meal (which is typically used as a filler in lower quality dog foods because it is less expensive; it really provides no nutritional value) and no chicken by-product meal  ("by-product" means it contains parts of the carcass, which are not easily digested).

Our dogs have thrived on Eukanuba.  It is a well balanced food, which promotes good muscle tone, Eukanuba EXCEL comes in chicken, lamb, and salmon flavors. Unless your vet suggests changing your puppy's food for some reason, we do not recommend changing it. Here is a link for more information:  Eukanuba EXCEL Large Breed Puppy Food

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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)