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 27, 2015

From Sea to Shining Sea

Here we go again.  As a military family, we are at the mercy of the Navy, and we just got orders last week back to San Diego.  We did love our litter with Jester last year and were really looking forward to breeding again with him.  But, we will also look forward to be able to breed again with Telstar Boxers.  How do we feel about going back?  HAPPY!  Our kids cried (with happy tears).  I know many of you on the East Coast have been waiting for our dear girls to have puppies again.  We know that there are few reputable breeders in the Southeast (we were very shocked at what "breeders" were selling as boxer puppies here). But the good news is that we are able to ship puppies nationwide (it does add additional costs for airline shipping, vet certificates, and a crate).  We'll post here and on our Facebook page with litter updates.  Thank you so much for your support as we transition back to California!

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)