At AlphaTex Kennels, we are often asked why we choose to sell our puppies to a wide range of families, including ordinary homes, rather than exclusively to working and show homes that could enhance our kennel's reputation. The answer lies in the myriad of heartwarming connections and impactful moments we've been privileged to witness over the years.
When reflecting on the days spent in the dog show world of the 1970s and '80s, we are filled with gratitude for the American Kennel Club and the entire dog community. Their commitment to preserving the quality and beauty of dogs is something we deeply respect and honor, ensuring that generations to come can revel in the joy of these wonderful animals.
However, the true essence of our purpose is found in the pictures adorning our refrigerator door – snapshots of lives intertwined with our furry companions. These images, accompanied by heartfelt emails, letters, and phone calls, serve as our real trophies, our Best of Breeds, and our Best In Shows.
We are motivated by the stories like:
- The German Shepherd that brought comfort and love to a terminally ill cancer victim during his last months, and continued to support his grieving widow for years after his passing.
- The child whose cherished memories are intertwined with their faithful "AlphaTex baby," growing up together as constant companions and playmates.
- The young ones who find solace and companionship in the protective presence of our German Shepherds on isolated ranches and far-flung places.
- The soldiers, firefighters, and professionals who rely on our dogs for protection, companionship, and unwavering support, even in the face of adversity.
- The families, children, and individuals who create countless memories, filled with fun, love, and play, thanks to the presence of an AlphaTex Shepherd.
- The remarkable instances where our dogs step in to offer comfort, protection, and assistance, whether it's in safe houses, search and rescue missions, or as service dogs for those in need.
Each of these stories, each of these connections, is a testament to why we do what we do. It's not about seeking recognition or fame in the dog show world; it's about the profound impact our dogs have on the lives they touch. From bringing companionship to terminally ill patients to protecting families and providing unwavering support to those who need it most, our motivation stems from the genuine difference we see in people's lives.
Our kennel's purpose is not to gather dusty trophies but to enrich lives daily, as we witness the tangible results of our dogs' presence. This is why we proudly continue our work at AlphaTex Kennels – to create a world where these heartwarming stories, these connections, and the immense joy our dogs bring become our true and lasting legacy.