Ch. Birinci's Sage



Date of Birth:  November 21, 1996


DNA Profile:  V163523

OFA Registration:  ANS-781G27M-T

Hips:  GOOD

Sire:  ARBA, ASDCA CH. Birinci's Othello

Dam:  Asil Bekci Guzel Abla of Birinci

Ch. Birinci's Sage is co-owned by Elyse Vandermolen (formerly Griffin) of Clearlake Kennels (email her by cliking here),
Elizabeth Emanuel, Louise Emanuel and Sharon Newcomb.  Birinci Anatolians remains thankful to Elyse and Sharon for their dedication to the breed and to this wonderful dog.

Several Group Wins and Multiple Group Placements

Multiple Best of Breed Winner

ASDCA National Specialty, Atlanta, GA 1999, Best of Winners

ASDCA National Specialty, Tucson, AZ 2001, First Award of Merit

Westminster Kennel Club, NY, NY 2001, Award of Merit

Westminster Kennel Club, NY, NY 2002, Best of Breed Winner

#1 Anatolian Shepherd Dog (all-breed), 2001

ASDCA Regional Specialty, Harrisburg, PA 2005, Best Veteran and Best Stud Dog

ASDCA Regional Specialty, Harrisburg, PA 2006, Best Veteran and Best Stud Dog

Sage has type, proper temperament and grace.  He moves with ease and is a wonderful ambassador for the breed.  Sage was returned to us as a young adult from his owners after being shot in the back defending his stock on his property.  While defending his goats from the neighbors dogs, which had dug into his field, the neighbor shot Sage.  The injury was so close to the spine that Sage's prognosis was undetermined for some time.  It was then that his owner's decided to send Sage back to us to ensure his recovery and safety.  Sage went on to save many of our goats prior to ever stepping one foot in the show ring.  While actively showing, Sage lived in Texas.  When not with family, Sage was exclusively handled by Mr. Carl Sanders.


photo by:  Gay Glazbrook

First Sage was a Livestock Guardian.



After rest and recuperation, Sage showed occasionally.  During this time he continued his livestock duties with goats.

Sage showed so well, he and Carl teamed up.  
Birinci Anatolians extends great thanks to Elyse Vandermolen and Sharon Newcomb for their efforts in making this happen.

Westminster Kennel Club, 2001

Award of Merit



Carl and Sage spiced up the show circuit.  National honors, group placements and group wins!!!!!



As a veteran, Sage still shows he can be an ambassador.


Sage's Offspring (not a complete list):

Ch. Birinci's Big Green Toad

Ch. Birinci's Green Eggs and Ham (aka 'Tommy')

Ch. Birinci's Chocolate Frog (aka 'Annie')

Ch. Birinci's Cash

Ch. Birinci's Chunky Monkey

Ch. Tamoora's Tiramisu

Ch. Tamoora's Runs with Scissors

Ch. Dogru's Linus of Birinci

Ch. Jughandle's Mr. Arrowroot

Ch. Jughandle's Miss Marjoram

Ch. Jughandle's Miss Poppyseed



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