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    Baron Schwarz Rauch

    January 24, 1956
    AKC W725296 [10-59]
    Breeder: Donald W. Maley

    Valrich's Kevin
    February 7, 1954
    AKC W496875 [2-56]
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Adrian von Markath

    August 25, 1948
    AKC W107656
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Western Candidate of Giralda

    November 7, 1944
    AKC W5063
    Black, Tan

    Till-Ann of Ferndale
    December 3, 1946
    AKC W36403
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Grasslands Naida

    April 6, 1950
    AKC W230099
    Black, Tan

    VA Ch (US) 
    Quell vom Fredeholz
    SchH3 ROM

    September 12, 1946
    AKC W158551 / SZ 626811
    Black, Grey

    Ch (US) 
    Kola von Beckgold

    March 6, 1947
    AKC W56769
    Black, Tan

    Lady Cynthia Louise
    May 12, 1954
    W520499 [6-56]
    Black, Tan

    Highfield's Jay of Edgetowne
    December 1, 1952
    AKC W401540

    Count Topohill
    November 27, 1950
    AKC W269707
    Silver Grey

    Priske of Edgetowne
    September 16, 1950
    AKC W276426
    Black, Silver

    Duchess Christina of Aldrie
    November 21, 1951
    AKC W319729
    Grey, Black

    Baron von Schrief

    October 21, 1948
    AKC W121337
    Black, Tan

    Melissa of Rocky Reach
    November 9, 1948
    AKC W119457
    Black, Silver

    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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