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, September 27, 2014

Are White Boxer Puppies Rare?

Not at all. There are a variety of misconceptions about the white boxer:
  1. White Boxers are rare. False. About 25% of all boxers born are white, or white with patches. It is not uncommon to have at least one white puppy in a litter.
  2. White Boxers are deaf. False. It is estimated that only approximately 13% are born deaf. Deafness is caused by a lack of pigmentation of the hair cells in the ear. Deaf puppies can bewell-trained, using a variety of different methods, such as hand signals and sign language. They do very well in agility training courses and competitions, as they are not distracted by the noise during competition.
  3. White Boxers are albinos. False. Albinism is a complete lack of pigment, including in the eyes.
White boxers are loved as much by their litter mates and mom as the other puppies. All reputable breeders will place them in loving homes, just as with the other fawn and brindle puppies, and usually do it at a slightly reduced price. However, reputable breeders will never breed white boxers because of the increased risk of deafness.

Here are 2 white boxers from 2 of our previous litters. I am sure they are equally spoiled!

Bodie was from Lady's second litter and is almost 4 years old. He lives with our good friends in Minnesota. 
Pearl just turned a year, and is from Eve's first litter last year.  She lives with her family in California.

2 comments:

  1. Is it wise to breed two white boxer's both with brindle and fawn parents?

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  2. White Boxers should not be bred, because of potential increase risk of health problems. Although they can now be registered, they do not conform to the AKC boxer standard, and breeders encourage you not to breed white boxers.

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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