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    C W Merleys Lady

    July 26, 1956
    AKC WA391
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Richard W Grooms

    Notes: COI 8.05%

    Golden King
    June 13, 1955
    AKC W636712
    Black, Tan

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

    Ch (US) 
    Helsi's Christy

    July 6, 1947
    AKC W56939
    Black, Silver

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ch (US) 
    Rickey of Clarandall

    April 30, 1942
    AKC A653014
    Black, Silver, Tan

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

    Golden Rod Queen
    July 25, 1946
    AKC W20808
    Wolf Grey

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

    Golden Rod Pal
    March 10, 1944
    AKC W6524

    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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