Seven Pines Kennel is located in Hawkins, Texas and licensed by the State of Texas and registered with the DEA/DPS.
This kennel supplied dogs to the U.S. Border Patrol and Customs Department as well as law enforcement agencies worldwide.
It was the first kennel in the southwest to deploy drug detector dogs in the public school system. Exemplified many times over were the words written on a plaque which stood by the facility’s front door, “Through these doors pass the finest trained police dogs in the world”.
Guy Powell started his journey in dogs as a Vietnam dog handler assigned to SOG. Upon his return to the States, he served out the rest of his tour as a MWD trainer. After his ETS from the military, he managed Southwestern Police Dog Academy in Houston, one of the largest guard dog kennels at the time, until the facility closed in 1987 due to the owner’s death. Guy went on to become a Law Enforcement officer, full-time police canine trainer, handler, and unit supervisor. In addition to this, he gained experience as the owner/operator of a Texas state licensed dog training facility that trained and supplied dogs for law enforcement and civilian use, managed the operation of man/dog security teams, and trained and deployed a large number of commercial guard dogs. Guy also served as a part-time K9 instructor for an area police academy and has experience in dog handling for high risk security operations such as union organized strikes and executive protection.