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, September 16, 2014

Saying Goodbye

Kahuna, now known as Koda Everest Blues, was the first puppy from the litter to leave this afternoon. He is staying here in the Charleston area with a great family who has a nine year old boxer, and is sure to have a wonderful life and make that family very happy! Before leaving, the puppies get a little spa treatment with full scrub, manicure and pedicure, and face shave.

In case you are wondering, we (especially our 4 kids) get a little sad once they leave our family. It's an intense 2 months for us, providing constant care, nurture, and love (and clean-up!). Our objective is to breed according to the AKC boxer breed standard, giving them the best possible upbringing and ensuring that they go to the best homes. Why? They are our little ones first, and we care about each one of them, as if we were going to keep them ourselves. That's why we are so picky about choosing families to love and care for them. We want to make sure that these puppies are going to be loved as much as we love them--or more. We love for our boxer families to keep in touch with us throughout the years with updates and photos.

Scrub-a-dub-dub, with a very curious Latte (our 1 year old from Eve's litter last year)
Smelling much better!
Kahuna was our oldest daughter's favorite boy

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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)