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    Big Rin of Tiktin

    February 29, 1956
    AKC W815305
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Marcella R Hames

    Notes: COI 13.08%

    Big Ben of Mountain Manor
    September 25, 1953
    AKC W486339
    Black, Tan

    Highcourt's Rinty
    January 20, 1951
    AKC W255594
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Franz of Dexta von Abt

    March 25, 1946
    AKC W29548
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Gretel of Highcourt

    July 7, 1947
    AKC W54116
    Black, Tan

    Willeo's Cathie von Setag
    June 8, 1949
    AKC W148578
    Black, Grey, Tan Markings

    Ch (US) 
    Jan of Ireton

    October 19, 1946
    AKC W21418
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    By Jo of Dolpahaus

    June 21, 1945
    AKC A920136
    Black, Cream

    Carlotta of Nancy's Creek
    December 18, 1951
    AKC W328898

    Ch (US) 
    Flash of Nancy's Creek

    June 25, 1945
    AKC A915382

    Ch (US) 
    Garry of Benlore

    June 8, 1940
    AKC A447284
    Black, Tan

    Royalgene Tease
    July 10, 1940
    AKC A445182
    Brown, Black

    Nadawah of Nancy's Creek
    August 18, 1949
    AKC W160464
    Black, Grey

    Lorne von Liebestraum

    September 19, 1945
    AKC W28800
    Black, Cream

    Nada of Nancy's Creek
    June 25, 1945
    AKC A915388

    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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