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, March 15, 2016

Puppy Cam 3/14/16

Puppies at 7 Weeks!

We only have a week left with these sweet puppies. Do we get sad?  Yes--and no. Yes, because we will miss them; no, because we know they are going to be loved to death by their new forever families.  They are doing great and love to play outside.  Here are their 7 week photos.



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Best. Day. Ever.

We couldn't pass up such a beautiful day to get the puppies outside and let the grass get between their toes.  Seriously, the best day ever for them. And it will be one of many! Of course, they completely crashed after playing for nearly an hour.  Here is a little glimspe, and some Easter photos...oh so cute!




Sunday, March 6, 2016

Puppies at 6 Weeks!

Growing, growing, growing!  These young pups are certainly having no issues with growing quickly. They are doing great.  We'll be taking them in for their first shots and check-up tomorrow.  Once we have some warm, dry weather, they will enjoy some outside time too. Here are their 6 week photos.

Pumbaa: Brindle Male
Sold to a loving home

Flynn: Fawn Male
Sold to a loving home

Darling: Fawn Female
Sold to a loving home

Friday, March 4, 2016

Puppy Cam 3/4/16

After a good night's sleep, the puppies are ready to go in the morning.  They are not used to all the sounds they might hear in your home.  Today, we used the cell phone for a little training. For the record, they were more scared of the iPhone sounds than Android (they all ran to the back of their box with the iPhone ringtones)!  So, remember when you bring them home, it will take them some time to get used to all the sounds around your home.

It was her first time holding a puppy on her lap. By her looks, she was pretty excited!

Flynn is a fawn male with nice white markings. He is available to go to a loving home in 2 weeks!  He reminds us a lot of his mom, Eve. Very patient, and a sweet personality. He'll make a perfect lap dog!

The three amigos:
(Left to right) Flynn, Darling, and Pumbaa

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Crate Training!

"Is crate training really necessary? Isn't it mean to leave them in a crate while we're away from home?"  Yes, it's absolutely necessary if you want sanity and a house that isn't completely destroyed by those oh-so-precious puppies.  It provides a safe home for them, and they actually like it!

This morning we brought out the small crate for the puppies.  It doesn't have a door on it, but allows them to go in and out as they please.  It is the first step in crate training for you!  Minutes later, look where all were sleeping!

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)