Pedigree of

C W Merleys Lady

Jul 26, 1956
Black, Tan
Breeder: Richard W Grooms

Notes: COI 8.05%

Golden King
Jun 13, 1955
AKC W636712
Black, Tan

Kel Bruck's King
Sep 3, 1950
AKC W230596
Black, Fawn

Ch (US) 
Helsi's Christy

Jul 6, 1947
AKC W56939
Black, Silver

Bonita of Gretana
Jul 15, 1945
AKC A920216
Black, Cream

Gerdh (AKC)
May 29, 1951
AKC W299084
Black, Tan

Commandeur Clark of Leverett
Jul 17, 1946
AKC W217134
Cream, Black Markings

Niemeyer's Dutchess
Mar 19, 1950
AKC W244559
Brown, Black

Silver Queen of Warren
Mar 18, 1951
AKC W723447
Black, Tan

Wah Be Me Me Chief
Dec 27, 1947
AKC W85595
Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Rickey of Clarandall

Apr 30, 1942
AKC A653014
Black, Silver, Tan

Oldehove's Kookie
Nov 19, 1945
AKC W7087
Silver Grey

Golden Rod Queen
Jul 25, 1946
AKC W20808
Wolf Grey

Golden Rod Jack
Jan 20, 1944
AKC W6434
Wolf Grey, Black Markings

Golden Rod Pal
Mar 10, 1944
AKC W6524

Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
  White Carrier
  Black Carrier
  Blue Carrier
  Liver 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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