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    Adalo of Gorka

    June 23, 1956
    AKC W992258
    Breeder: Dr C W Argue

    Notes: COI 2.88%

    Nehru D' Afric
    October 3, 1954
    AKC W577865
    Black, Cream

    Wolfpaw of Moscow
    August 3, 1952
    AKC W404341 [12-53]
    Golden, Cream, Grey

    Sultan of Flowdale
    March 25, 1945
    AKC A869607
    Black, Cream

    Beans Lady Pie
    July 27, 1952
    AKC W354833
    Silver Grey

    Joy of Ama
    October 10, 1951
    AKC W336468
    Black, Cream

    Teddy of Reedland
    October 18, 1948
    AKC W131350
    Black, Cream

    Grey Lady of Ama
    May 24, 1950
    AKC W287167
    Silver Grey, Cream

    Cindy of Gorka
    December 4, 1952
    AKC W389010
    Black, Silver, Tan

    Candidate Blackie of Ralston
    April 2, 1951
    AKC W291828

    Ch (US) 
    Western Candidate of Giralda

    November 7, 1944
    AKC W5063
    Black, Tan

    Giralda's Neva
    June 20, 1949
    AKC W156113
    Black, Tan

    Queenie II of Ralston
    January 10, 1951
    AKC W249146
    Grey, Tan, Black

    Prince of Ralston
    September 7, 1946
    AKC W90697
    Cream, Black

    Black Ruby of Ralston
    November 1, 1945
    AKC W61852

    Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
      White Carrier
      Black Carrier

    The German Shepherd Gene Study tracks the recessive "masking" white and recessive black genes forward through the generations.

    Genes come in different varieties, called alleles. Somatic cells contain two alleles for every gene, with one allele provided by each parent. Often, it is impossible to determine which two alleles of a gene are present within an dog's chromosomes based solely on the outward appearance of that dog. However, an allele that is hidden, or not expressed by, can still be passed on to that dog's offspring and expressed in a later generation.

    German Shepherds can carry one or both of the recessive white "masking" and/or the recessive black gene.

    (A masking gene masks the real color and pattern of the dog. The only way the gene can be expressed in some of the offspring is if both parents carry it. For example, when a white dog is bred to a non-white dog that does not carry the white gene, none of the offspring will express the white coat but they will be carriers of the white gene. If those offspring are bred to a white, some of their offspring will express the white coat color. White bred to white will always produce white offspring.)

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