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.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Change is Never Easy!

After over 10 years in San Diego, the Navy abruptly uprooted us to Charleston, South Carolina.  We just moved in to our new home in Summerville last week.  Leaving home on a very short notice was a huge challenge for both humans and canines alike.  This also posed another challenge of relocating our kennel. Not knowing anyone in South Carolina has forced us to find another reputable breeder to work with so we can continue breeding.  Now that we are still unpacking boxes, we noticed that Eve is in heat--early!  Such great timing!  We are quickly interviewing potential breeders to find a high quality, healthy (and beautiful) stud for Eve.  For all of you in California, do not be dismayed!  We can still ship puppies back to you, or you can take a little trip east and visit Charleston (it's beautiful here!) and bring your puppy back with you.  We will anticipate puppies in July, with them ready to leave for their new homes in mid-late September.  We'll keep the blog updated with any new information about the upcoming litter!  Thanks for your continued support as we make this transition.

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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)