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.


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!


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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)

Lady