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.

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
Eve and puppies settling in their new abode
Puppy time reward for helping during the morning clean up

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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)