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July 17, 1985 - March 2, 1996
Sage's Pedigree
To Leon Depriest we must say "Thank you"........Leon, unfortunately lost his battle with cancer and passed away July, 2000.  In 1986 Leon judged the sweepstakes for CIBC and couldn't stop raving about a wonderful young male he gave Grand Sweeps.  We were fortunate enough to acquire Sage which not only gave us a wonderful dog and also my best friend in the whole world but began the seeds of our lifelong friendship with Bob and Betty Jo Phillips, co-breeders of Sage.

Sage finished four months later on his first birthday, was a multiple Best of Breed and group winner.  A true sportsman and gentleman he always loved the show ring and strived to win, which he usually did.  But even more important than anything he accomplished in the ring was the love, zest for life, and attitude that he passed on to all his get.

Sage entered our lives as Boxer and left as a dear friend, leaving behind an indelible impression and an emptiness in our hearts.  A simple dog with only the basic needs showed us the meaning of true love, what courage looks like and the strength of character.  We thank you for sharing our lives and showing us these lessons.  There are only a few special "Specials" and you, our friend, are one of them.  We will remember you ALWAYS because your spirit will never die.

Sage is truly the basis for all we are in Boxers today and He is and always will be the Heart of Gold Medal Boxers.

                           "We Miss You Dear Friend"