Foundation Dogs

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Nitro Kennels' Foundation Dogs

These great deceased, or retired, Nitro Kennels' dogs represent the best genetics of Bob Wehle's incomparable 66 year line breeding program. They were the foundation of Nitro Kennels, and their admirable qualities are evident in their descendants.

Elhew Dixie Chick

ELHEW DIXIE CHICK (Dixie)

Elhew Hobo x Elhew Scooter

Elhew Dixie Chick, a favorite of Bob Wehle's, continues her important contribution to the Nitro Kennels' breeding program through her progeny. Her class, athleticism, and natural ability characterize her sons and daughters by multiple sires.

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Elhew Fancy Girl

ELHEW FANCY GIRL

Elhew Distinction x Elhew Gabriella

Fancy possessed a smooth, fluid gait, and was equally attractive on the ground as on point. She exhibited an abundance of natural ability, and hunted at a comfortable range in all terrain. Fancy both backed, and retrieved, naturally. We feel fortunate to have owned such a fine dog, and to have her genetics continue to influence our kennel.

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Elhew Gold

ELHEW GOLD (Buck)

Elhew Damascus x Miss Elhew Jan

Buck was a double bred Strike x Kiwi dog from the last litter sired naturally by noted producer, Elhew Damascus. He was a big, powerful male, siring well-made pups with great temperaments, and an abundance of natural ability. Buck produced true "McGoo type" pure Elhew dogs.

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Elhew Jefferson

ELHEW JEFFERSON

Ch. Elhew Snakefoot x Elhew Jube

Elhew Jefferson was, perhaps, National Champion Elhew Snakefoot's most charismatic son. He was an exceptionally handsome dog, with a regal bearing. Jefferson is the sire of Champions Elhew Swami and Elhew Blue Chip, and numerous fine personal gun dogs. He continues to contribute to Nitro Kennels through his progeny.

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Elhew Magnolia

ELHEW MAGNOLIA

Elhew Sea Wolf x Elhew Tom Boy

Elhew Magnolia was a direct daughter of the great gun dog sire, Elhew Sea Wolf. She was a favorite of all who were privileged to hunt over her. Magnolia was very classy on the ground and on point, and exhibited near ideal conformation. She produced beautiful pups blessed with uncommon natural ability, particularly when bred to Elhew Jefferson and Elhew Seahorse.

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Elhew Molly Magee

ELHEW MOLLY MAGEE (Molly)

Ch. Elhew Fibber McGee x Elhew Dixie Chick

Molly was a very classy, well-made daughter of the prepotent sire, Ch. Elhew Fibber McGee. Her dam, Elhew Dixie Chick, was a "blue hen", and a double cross to the great Ch. Elhew Snakefoot and Ch. Dunn's Fearless Bud. She produced great pups by multiple sires.

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Elhew Mother Goose

ELHEW MOTHER GOOSE

Elhew Jefferson x Elhew B V

Elhew Mother Goose was a product of the breeding of Elhew Jefferson to Elhew B V.  Both males and females from this "nick" have proven to be exceptional producers.

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Elhew Mr. Nitro

ELHEW MR. NITRO (Nitro)

Elhew Distinction x Bennett's Elhew Miss

Nitro was a quick moving type of pointer. He was as beautiful to watch, as he was to look at. He was broke steady to wing and shot and handled to wins, in walking trials and as a shooting dog, by Harold Gearhart of On Point Kennels. Nitro's puppies inherited his graceful movement, elegance and superior genetics.

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Elhew Pretty Woman

ELHEW PRETTY WOMAN

Elhew Hobo x Elhew Miss America

Elhew Pretty Woman was a fast, athletic female who hunted ambitiously, and handled effortlessly. She was an exceptionally well-made female, a characteristic that she transmitted to her offspring. We are thankful for the opportunity to have owned and hunted such a special dog.

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Elhew Sea Song

ELHEW SEA SONG

Elhew Sea Wolf x Elhew Joy

Elhew Sea Song, a product of the Sea Wolf x Joy "nick", produced exceptional gun dogs from multiple sires. She continues to favorably influence the Nitro Kennels' breeding program through her outstanding sons and daughters. Sea Song was both a great bird dog and companion. She was a favorite of ours.

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Elhew Seahorse

ELHEW SEAHORSE

Elhew Crazy Horse x Elhew Miss Frisky

Elhew Seahorse produced a Shooting Dog Champion, two Woodcock Futurity Winners, and many fine gun dogs. His dam was a sister to Bob Wehle's two outstanding gun dog sires, McGoo and Sea Wolf. Nitro Kennels is fortunate to currently own both sons and daughters of this outstanding bird dog. Seahorse will continue to make his presence felt through his offspring.

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Elhew Tom Boy

ELHEW TOM BOY

CH Elhew Snakefoot x CH Elhew Ajitator

Elhew Tom Boy was a product of the breeding of two National Open Shooting Dog Championship winners - Elhew Snakefoot and Elhew Ajitator. She bore a strong resemblance to her famous sire. True to her heritage, Tom Boy produced classy, natural bird dogs. A daughter, Elhew Sea Coral, earned placements in 2000 in both the Woodcock and Grouse Futurities.

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Elhew Wizard

ELHEW WIZARD

Elhew Hobo x Elhew Mother Goose

Elhew Wizard was a well-made son of Bob Wehle's 2000 brag dog, Elhew Hobo. His dam, Mother Goose, was a noteworthy producer in her own right. Wizard exhibited great character around game - a quality that he endowed to his offspring. He produced many fine gun dogs.

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Miss Elhew Jefferson

MISS ELHEW JEFFERSON (Gentry)

Elhew Jefferson x Deep Creek Kate

Gentry was the product of the union of two outstanding producers - Elhew Jefferson and Fearless Bud daughter, Deep Creek Kate. One produced acclaimed 16x Open Shooting Dog Champion Elhew Swami, the other Champion Elhew Fibber McGee. Gentry was a strong, natural bird dog. Her offspring exhibit these same sought-after qualities.

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Nitro's Elhew Abilene

NITRO'S ELHEW ABILENE (Abby)

Elhew Damascus x Miss Elhew Jan

Abby was a beautifully made female with a great temperament. She was the last producing pure Elhew daughter of acclaimed sire, Elhew Damascus. Abby's dam was a direct daughter of the great gun dog sire, Elhew Sea Wolf, making her a double bred "McGoo type" dog. Abby produced outstanding pups by multiple sires

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Nitro's Elhew Alabama

NITRO'S ELHEW ALABAMA (Abba)

Elhew Royalty x Elhew Scooter

Abba was a beautifully gaited dog, as classy on the ground as on point. She had a great nose, and a pleasing temperament. Abba hunted at medium range, and handled kindly. She was a direct daughter of the acclaimed Elhew Royalty, and a littermate to Elhew General Patton. We are extremely pleased with pups produced by Abba.

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Nitro's Elhew Ann

NITRO'S ELHEW ANN

Elhew Wizard x Elhew Fancy Girl

Ann was a substantial female, who was "high on both ends" both running and pointing. She was very personable, with a compliant temperament. Ann was an accomplished wild bird dog, who produced very nice pups. Her sire and dam, Elhew Wizard and Elhew Fancy Girl, were two of Nitro Kennels favorites.

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Nitro's Elhew Beauty

NITRO'S ELHEW BEAUTY (Dolly)

Elhew Jefferson x Elhew Pretty Woman

Dolly was a well-made female and strong, natural bird dog. She hunted at an appropriate range for the terrain, and handles kindly. She was a reliable, natural retriever. Dolly was sired by the charismatic Elhew Jefferson out of an Elhew Hobo daughter, accounting for her good looks. She produced beautiful pups.

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Nitro's Elhew Diva

NITRO'S ELHEW DIVA

Elhew Seabiscuit x Nitro's Elhew Showgirl

Diva is a short coupled, compact, solidly made, athletic, 44 pound female with a short, straight "bee stinger" tail. She is a front running, natural quartering, easy handling, ambitious dog with an excellent "nose". Diva's genetics are strongly influenced by the incomparable Strike x Kiwi "nick" - with an infusion of "blood" from Jefferson and Crazy Horse, two of Snakefoot's most impressive sons, and from the great bird finder, National Champion Fearless Bud. She is a proven producer of exceptional companion gun dogs.

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Nitro's Elhew Fergie

NITRO'S ELHEW GOLDEN GIRL (Fergie)

Striking Elhew Mack x Striking Elhew Jessie

Fergie was a daughter of two accomplished grouse dogs. She was rich in the Elhew Strike x Elhew Kiwi "blood" proven to produce classy wild bird dogs of exceptional natural ability. Fergie produced classy, athletic pups with an abundance of natural ability.

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Nitro's Elhew Hocus Pocus

NITRO'S ELHEW HOCUS POCUS (Ashes)

Elhew Wizard x Elhew Crazy Legs

Ashes was a substantial female with plenty of leg. She was very classy, and ran with a cracking twelve o'clock tail. On point, she was high on both ends. Ashes hunted at medium range, and handled reliably. She was sired by a son of Bob Wehle's 2000 brag dog, Elhew Hobo. Her dam was a littermate to Hobo, making Ashes a double bred Ch. Elhew Fibber McGee dog. Her pups reflect her exceptional heritage.

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Nitro's Elhew Isabella

NITRO'S ELHEW ISABELLA (Izzy)

Striking Elhew Mack x Nitro's Elhew Abilene

Izzy was a beautiful Strike x Kiwi bred female - the genetics recognized by knowledgeable students of the Elhew bloodline as the source of Bob Wehle's best grouse dogs. She was a quick, athletic, determined hunter in the field, and a civilized, compliant family companion in the house. Izzy was a proven producer of talented gun dogs.

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Nitro's Elhew Kate

NITRO'S ELHEW KATE

Pinehill's Walking Tall x Nitro's Elhew Alabama

Kate is fast, fancy, and hunts ambitiously. She has great temperament, and excellent conformation. Kate is sired by an outstanding son of Elhew Damascus. Her dam is a daughter of Elhew Royalty, who Bob Wehle proclaimed was the best dog ever produced by Elhew Kennels. Kate has been retired from breeding and is now enjoying hunting.

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Nitro's Elhew Magnolia

NITRO'S ELHEW MAGNOLIA (Khaki)

Elhew Jefferson x Elhew Magnolia

Khaki was a big, strong, classy female with superb conformation, from the same mold as her sire and dam. She had a wonderful, compliant temperament. Khaki was an accomplished natural bird dog who produced beautiful pups by multiple sires.

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Nitro's Elhew Politician

NITRO'S ELHEW POLITICIAN (Blaze)

Elhew Jefferson x Elhew Mother Goose

Blaze was an impressive physical specimen with conformation reminiscent of his famous sire, and grandsire, Elhew Jefferson. Blaze was a strong, natural bird dog whose offspring exhibit those same qualities. He hunted at medium range.

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Nitro's Elhew Seabiscuit

NITRO'S ELHEW SEABISCUIT (Sammie)

Elhew Seahorse x Elhew Sea Song

Sammie was a son of the acclaimed sire, Elhew Seahorse. His dam was a product of the Sea Wolf x Joy "nick", from which came several great producers. His pedigree was rich in Strike x Kiwi "blood", arguably Bob Wehle's most productive gun dog breeding. The great Ch. Elhew Snakefoot influenced Sammie's pedigree through Crazy Horse and Jefferson, two of his most outstanding sons. Sammy was solidly made, classy, handled effortlessly, and exhibited an abundance of natural ability.

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Nitro's Elhew Showgirl

NITRO'S ELHEW SHOWGIRL (Rosie)

Elhew Jefferson x Deep Creek Kate

Rosie was a direct daughter of the charismatic Elhew Jefferson and the widely acknowledged "blue hen", Deep Creek Kate. Jefferson is the sire of 16x Champion Elhew Swami, and Kate is the dam of the celebrated sire, Champion Elhew Fibber McGee. Rosie was a solid natural bird dog in her own right, and produced exceptionally nice pups.

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Pinehill Elhew Blue

PINEHILL ELHEW BLUE

Elhew Blue Nose x Class of Track

Elhew Blue was a proven producer when acquired by Nitro Kennels. She was the dam of Pinehill's Walking Tall, the foundation sire of Nitro Kennels and as fine a natural bird dog as we have ever owned.

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Pinehill Walking Tall

PINEHILL'S WALKING TALL

Elhew Damascus x Pinehill Elhew Blue

Walker was a once in a lifetime gun dog. He was, without a doubt, one of the greatest sons that Elhew Damascus ever produced. He always seemed to know what I wanted and gave his all to please me. He was an exceptionally strong natural retriever. His progeny inherited his fabulous instincts and abilities.

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