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.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Best Day EVER!

The puppies got their first time outside today. Pure bliss!! Moving from the most perfect weather in the country (San Diego) to the southeast has been a challenge for both humans and canines in our family. It's really hot here! This is the first time that we haven't had a nice, grassy area in our yard for the puppies to run in, and we are reluctant to let the puppies just have the entire back yard because of the pool and a variety of critters that crawl or slither on the ground. So today, we set up a fence that helped keep them in a safe and contained area. They had so much fun. I tried to capture all of them individually today, but they move quickly! Videos to be posted as soon as they are uploaded.

Kailua feeling the grass between her toes
Luau: "Me...getting into leaves? What is your first clue?"
Waikiki

Kilauea
Kahuna: Photo of the day
Trouble 1 and Trouble 2


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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