all breed High In Trial, High Combined, U-CD, UCICB CH
Wakan African Sage Sinbajé
UD, AX, OAJ, NAC, NJC, OAC, CGC
12/21/1996 – 11/23/2003
Sage was diagnosed in September 2003 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). She bravely battled this condition with some pretty toxic immunosuppressant drugs. In November 2003, with her AIHA almost in control, her liver took umbrage to the onslaught of toxic medication. Sage died peacefully at home of apparent liver failure, secondary to AIHA.
Note: this is NOT the genetic HA – Sage was DNA tested clear for that disease.
Gone too soon, not yet seven
They whispered from the gates of heaven,
“This is where Sage needs to be”
So in my heart I set you free
That very night you left my side
Leaving me saddened, teary-eyed
I love you Sage, ’til we meet again
So long for now, my trusted friend
Fanconi: DNA Tested CARRIER
Sage is 62% New Avongara
Sire: Avongara Bahati Nasibu
Dam: AM CH Akuaba’s Morning Glory
Bred by: Wakan Basenjis
Owner/handler: sinbajé basenjis
The OFA is a not-for-profit organization originally created to assist breeders in decreasing hip dysplasia. The OFA offers PUBLIC health databases/registries to assist breeders in assessing numerous other heritable concerns in their respective breeds. Reputable breeders health test and use the OFA as a means to display their progress.
To view Sage’s public OFA health testing results, visit the OFA.
NOTE: Not every sinbajé test result is sent in – contact us if you have any questions.
Though she went winners bitch and/or best of winners on 8 separate occasions for a total of 13 AKC championship points, the majors were rather elusive. Being excellent in performance venues, we retired from conformation to focus on those endeavors.
Sage was a dream come true in obedience. She showed in AKC Novice B seven times, and earned seven placements (never finishing lower than 3rd place). Her average score was a 192.5.
For her UKC-CD – three legs in three tries, highest score a 197 which was good for HIT over seasoned AKC obedience trial champion (OTCH) border collies and golden retrievers!
The highlight of her obedience career, for me, was winning the Novice B class in our first attempt over professional handler & trainer Kay Guetzloff and her Heelalong Border Collie. Having friends ringside cheering us on only made it all the sweeter.
Sage went on to get her AKC-CDX in a handful of trials; her AKC-UD in another handful, all with first placements.
She was shown in both Open B and Utility B a total of 3 times and earned one UDX leg, along with another HIT and an HC for her efforts. Sage died before we could pursue her UDX quest.
Agility was just getting off the ground so we did not participate that much. Sage had multiple legs and placements in all of her AKC and NADAC agility venues.