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, August 30, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Puppy Cam 8/24/14


Puppies are 5 Weeks Old!


If you think the puppies look a lot bigger this week, you are right! Now that they are eating puppy food, they have nearly doubled in size. We have puppies available! Contact us for more information.

Aloha: White Check Female: AVAILABLE
Aloha is a special girl, who needs a little extra care. She has a cleft lip, which will require surgery when she is about 4-6 months old. It's only cosmetic. She is a very normal boxer, with a very big personality!
Contact us for more information about her, including a reduced price!

Kahuna: Fawn Male: SOLD

Kilauea: Brindle Male: SOLD

Diamond Head: Fawn Male: SOLD

Kailua: Brindle Female: AVAILABLE

Luau: White Check Female: AVAILABLE

Waikiki: White Female: AVAILABLE

Lei: Fawn Female: SOLD









Friday, August 22, 2014

Puppy Cam 8/22/14

My kids love these puppies, and they play an integral part in socializing them. That way, when they leave our home, they are very accustomed to being with children. "Puppy time" is a reward (and incentive!) for cleaning up the puppy box.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chow Time!

The puppies got their first taste of puppy food tonight, and they seemed to enjoy their feast. The first meal is usually a pretty messy one, but they eventually get neater.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Puppies are 4 Weeks Old!

I'm not sure where the last month went; it's hard to believe these cute puppies are already a month old!  Over the weekend, we moved them into the much larger weaning box, which is more like a fortress. It allows them a much bigger, safe place to play. Their little, sharp puppy teeth have emerged, and although they sleep most of the day, they are playing much more with each other.  This week, they will begin to transition to puppy food; mom's milk can only sustain them for so long.

Puppies will be able to go to their new homes in 4 short weeks, and we still have puppies available. Contact us for more information!

They got their first breath of the outside air this morning (it was a little bright for a couple of them, so they squinted). Here are their 4 week photos.

Aloha: White check female--AVAILABLE
Aloha is a very energetic girl who has a cleft lip, which will require surgery between 4-6 months of age.
Because of this, she has a reduced price.
Contact us for more information.
Kahuna: Fawn Male--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME
Kilauea: Brindle Male--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME
Diamond Head: Fawn Male--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME
Kailua: Brindle Female--AVAILABLE
Luau: White Check Female--AVAILABLE
Waikiki: White Female--AVAILABLE
Lei: Fawn Female--SOLD TO A LOVING HOME
Eve and puppies settling in their new abode
Puppy time reward for helping during the morning clean up

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Puppies are 3 Weeks Old!

The puppies are growing rapidly and are getting very playful with each other. They also like to use their newly discovered voices, especially first thing in the morning, and just before bedtime. Since they will soon be outgrowing their whelping box, they will probably be moved to the big weaning box this weekend, until they leave for their new homes. It's pretty plush and roomy (about 4 feet by 9 feet and air conditioned too!) and it gives them a larger place to play with each other, but keeps them safe too. Here are their 3 week pictures. We are looking for great homes for 3 white/white check females, and one male and one female (fawn/brindle).  Please contact us soon if you are interested!

Aloha: White Check Female
Aloha is a special needs puppy. She has a cleft lip, which will require surgery when she is about 4-6 months old. Please contact us for more information, including a reduced price. 

Kahuna: Fawn Male

Kilauea: Brindle Male

Diamond Head: Fawn Male

Kailua: Brindle Female

Luau: White Check Female

Waikiki: White Female

Lei: Fawn Female



Now that the puppies are older, our kids love "puppy time," where they get to sit and hold the puppies. Of course, protective mom Eve is never far away!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Puppy Cam 8/9/14

The puppies ears opened this week, so now with eyes and ears, they are mobile and vocal! They are showing the first signs of playing together.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Puppy Cam 8/5/14

I was able to catch a couple puppies when they were a little more awake today. Kailua and Aloha were the only ones really alert and they seemed a little perturbed that the others weren't awake to play.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Rest for Growing Puppies

What do the puppies do all day?  At this stage, not much. Eat, sleep, eat, sleep...
Here they are in typical fashion. Sometimes they twitch or bark while they dream. But in the next week, they will want to pull their bellies up and start walking, especially now that their eyes are open. 


Boxer Puppies are 2 Weeks Old!

As anticipated, all the puppies opened their eyes (at least most of the way) this week. Now that they can look me in the eyes, they seem to have their own personalities. Cute? Definitely. Next week, watch for them to move around more now that they can see! We have a male and female (fawn/brindle), and three white/white check puppies available to go to loving homes. Here are their 2 week pictures.

Aloha: White Check Female
AVAILABLE TO GO TO A LOVING HOME

Aloha is a special little one, who is sure to steal anyone's heart. She has a cleft lip, which will require surgery to repair it. She is expected to live a very normal boxer life.
Please contact us for more information about her, including a reduced price.
Kahuna: Dark Fawn Male
Kilauea: Flashy Brindle Male
Diamond Head: Fawn Male
Kailua: Brindle Female

Luau: White Check Female
AVAILABLE TO GO TO A LOVING HOME
Waikiki: White Female
AVAILABLE TO GO TO A LOVING HOME
Lei: Flashy Fawn Female
The huddle!





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)

Lady