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    Becci's Pepper

    August 6, 1957
    AKC W861530
    Black, Silver
    Breeder: Genevieve F Loftus

    Neahtawanta Rin
    July 25, 1952
    AKC W693970
    Silver, Black

    June 5, 1946
    AKC W39275
    Black, Tan

    Tauro von Steinhaus
    May 9, 1940
    AKC W13220
    Black, Grey

    Allegra of Maur-Ray
    December 30, 1944
    AKC A860221
    Black, Tan

    Byng (W399023)
    October 15, 1949
    AKC W399023
    Golden Cream

    Jon of Maur-Ray
    October 10, 1948
    AKC W114168
    Black, Silver

    Jinks of Briardale
    August 10, 1947
    AKC W117551
    Black, Cream

    Loftus's Becci Lo
    August 4, 1955
    AKC W637924
    Black, Silver

    Romahawk's Rogue
    October 2, 1952
    AKC W599423
    Black, Tan

    Asgard's Elmark
    March 3, 1951
    AKC W258030
    Black, Silver

    Gretchen von Seeligs Hafen
    March 7, 1951
    AKC W313576
    Black, Tan

    Lance's Snookie
    March 9, 1951
    AKC W334229
    Black, Tan

    Ur-Seta's Faithful of Marlo
    May 20, 1948
    AKC W115935
    Black, Tan

    Princess Peggie Lou
    October 12, 1946
    AKC W26556

    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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