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    Chang IV

    May 23, 1956
    AKC W986304
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Jimmie R Brown

    Diso vom Moosbachtal
    May 18, 1946
    AKC W459725, Import
    Black, Tan

    Cito von Seighaus

    (pedigree on file w/AKC, not AKC registered)

    Britta vom Moosbachtal

    (pedigree on file w/AKC, not AKC registered)

    Teena Ba-Ba
    April 12, 1954
    AKC W623476
    Black, Tan

    Lakeside Spur
    October 24, 1950
    AKC W239093
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Captain Franz van de Oldehove

    December 11, 1941
    AKC A572784
    Cream, Black

    Sissy of Kurtz Home
    February 4, 1947
    AKC W62575
    Black, Tan

    Jolie Ba-Ba
    May 5, 1951
    AKC W501643

    Ch (US) 
    Wallinnis Cy von Liebestraum

    July 19, 1948
    AKC W124601
    Black, Tan

    Silver Queen of Lakeside
    August 17, 1949
    AKC W177373
    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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