am ch can bif can rmf joelle's sagebrush v gableridge
We are very pleased to present Sage, our newest sable champion. Thank you Tiffany Bartley and JoAnn Corbin for the opportunity to own, campaign, and finish this fine bitch. Watch for Sage in specials with Jeff Pyle.
Sage is everything we look for in a show dog, with type, style, attitude, temperament and movement.
Sage is now OFA, H&E. GS-76260G37F-PI (GOOD at 37 months), GS-EL20398F37-PI (NORMAL at 37 months).
Sage finished with 4 majors on Aug 12th 2006.
Sage started her show carrier with us at the winter triangle in Chicago in early 2005. By winning the Novice class two days, we had an inkling that we were in for a fun trip. When she won a her first points by taking a 4pt major and was also selected as BOB over specials by Jamie Walker at the 2005 Northern Ohio spring specialty we were pretty sure she was a good one.
In the Summer of 2005 we traveled to Canada to show for the first time. When judge, Donna Calabrese, took Sage all the way to Best in Futurity in the East Ontario Region, she reaffirmed our growing faith in this supurb bitch. While our trip to the Midwest Futurity in the US only resulted in a 2nd Intermediate Bitch from Bob Slay, we knew Sage was very competitive with the best birtches out there.Sage was very competitive in the Futurity finals in Canada in 2005. Although she didn't win, she was close, and she began to demonstrate her preference for a BIG ring where she could really strut her stuff and use it all on a lose lead. At the US National in 2005 she was moved up each time she made a pass, again using every inch of the ring, and made here way to 5th in Am Bred before Debbie made her final selection.
A trip to Western Kentucky in December resulted in Sage's 2nd major, 5pts and BOS over specials from Ed Barritt. Then in the spring of 2006 we tried Sage in a few small all-breed shows and collected 1pt for WB (& BOS) from M Canestrini at the Ft St Clair KC.
Sage returned to the Northern Ohio Specialty where she had won the previous year and added another 3pt major (& BOW) from Edie Trocki. We left directly from Northern Ohio for the Northeast Futurity where Sage was 2nd Senior Maturity Bitch under Bob Grady.
Our second trip to Canada resulted in Reserve Maturity Female from Marylin Smith (Ontario) and a 5pt winners bitch from Dean Wylie (Town & Country) for her first Canadian points.
In July Sage added one more small local all-breed point with a WB, BOW and BOS from RR Hartinger (Dan Emmett KC). On August 12th, 2006 she finished her championship in syle by adding a 4th major, for 3 points under Chris Walkowicz at the Cudahy KC show in Wisconsin.
We'd like to thank all of the judges who awarded Sage her points and Futurity/Maturity placings. We'd also like to thank the following judges who recognized her competitiveness with major reserves along the way: Kathy Casteel in Canada, Twyla Miner, Lee Brown, Bo Vujovich, Dan Dwier, Joan Fox, Sharon Newcomb, Gary Sparschu, and Debbie Hokkanan.Sage will be presented at the Canadian National again this year by Jeff Pyle (we will not be able to be there oureselves, since my daughter, Christy's, wedding is that Saturday). We will also show her in Specials at the US National in St Louis. Where she will go from there, and how she will contribute to the breed, is yet to be determined. We know, however, that it will continue to be a fun ride for all of the great people that are involved. Continued thanks to Tiffany, Joann, and Jeff, and all of Sage's ringside fans. And, of course, thanks again to the fine judges that have recognized and honored her.
BIF Can Am Ch Joelle's Sagebrush v Gableridge OFA H&E
Sire: Ch Big Jake of Gableridge OFA
Dam: Joelle's Mistletwo OFA