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    Belle Lady of Alaska

    June 9, 1957
    AKC W865902
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Michael Fenwick

    Notes: COI: 6.53%

    Aaron Duke of Donner
    September 2, 1954
    AKC W603712
    Black, Fawn

    Oldehove's Duke of Susitna
    February 28, 1951
    AKC W281919
    Black, Cream

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    Captain Franz van de Oldehove

    December 11, 1941
    AKC A572784
    Cream, Black

    Oldehove's Lady Claire

    August 26, 1947
    AKC W103480
    Black, Cream

    Kuieut's Donner Kilta
    April 22, 1951
    AKC W253894
    Black, Silver

    Burl von Wintersturm
    September 29, 1948
    AKC W105335
    Black, Tan

    Beta von Grafmar
    March 6, 1947
    AKC W70644
    Black, Fawn

    Birch of Turnagain
    October 9, 1955
    AKC W677690
    Black, Cream

    Count von Tuk
    December 28, 1951
    AKC W379231 [2-56]
    Black, Tan

    Max von Gluck
    March 1, 1948
    AKC W94054
    Black, Cream

    Jonnadeen's Anna
    April 2, 1949
    AKC W151482
    Black, Silver

    Willow of Susitna
    December 28, 1954
    AKC W621995
    Black, Cream

    Kraal of Bohemia
    June 20, 1952
    AKC W422261 [6-54]
    Black, Brown

    Kluane's Autumn Folly
    October 19, 1951
    AKC W294641
    Black, Cream

    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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