Robert G. Wehle bred champion pointers from 1936 until his death in 2002 at the famed Elhew Kennels in Upstate New York. Wehle was the son of Louis A. Wehle, chairman of the Genesee Brewing Company, and brother of John L. Wehle, founder of the Genesee Country Museum. He was an avid conservationist, with the land he preserved as parks bearing his name in New York and Alabama. In New York, the park includes his artist's studio.
Wehle's family formerly owned and operated the Genesee Brewing Co. in upstate New York. He was the second of three generations of his family to lead the company, which was sold in 2000.
Wehle was the owner of Elhew Kennels, the most prestigious English pointer kennels in the country, located near his homes in Midway, Ala., and Stony Point, Henderson, N.Y. His homebred dogs won numerous national championships including two National Quail Shooting Dog Championships.
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