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, January 30, 2016

Puppies at 1 Week!

The puppies are doing very well.  I haven't taken too many pictures this week because, well, they don't do much at this age. Eat, sleep, eat, sleep, repeat... But don't worry; in the next couple weeks, they will change immensely.  This week, we will look forward to their eyes and ears opening.  Here are their 1 week old pictures, in birth order.  The kids helped me name them too.

Pumbaa (from The Lion King)
Brindle Male

Flynn (from Tangled)
Fawn Male 

Captain Hook (from Peter Pan) --Brindle Male
This special boy has a cleft lip, which is easily repaired with a little surgery.
He is going to be a big boy. Why the name? He has a perfectly shaped hook on his belly!

Darling (from Lady and the Tramp)
Fawn Female

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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)