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    Cleo of Wassergass

    October 19, 1956
    AKC W825003
    Black, Silver, Tan
    Breeder: Lester Feist

    Notes: COI 5.74%

    Du Carn Injamuri of Almhar
    April 1, 1953
    AKC W527178
    Black, Tan

    Chieftain of Bonnie View
    May 7, 1950
    AKC W230094
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Lonach's Trojan

    November 2, 1947
    AKC W83446
    Silver Grey

    Edda vom Aumunder Eck
    December 24, 1945
    AKC W394706
    Black, Tan

    Baroness von Gerluc

    September 20, 1951
    AKC W289324
    Black, Silver Grey

    Bruce of Saxonia
    December 31, 1946
    AKC W54526
    Grey, Tan

    Nora von Altwied
    December 31, 1946
    AKC W29697
    Black, Tan

    Gleek of Le-Mo
    April 15, 1953
    AKC W483415
    Black, Silver, Tan

    King of Westwood
    May 9, 1948
    AKC W114787
    Black, Tan

    King of Cambria
    February 24, 1946
    AKC W5687
    Black, Tan

    Carma von Vara of Warlaine
    July 29, 1945
    AKC A965149
    Black, Grey

    Mitzi of Nelgerstan
    May 3, 1947
    AKC W62410
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Armin of Nelgerstan

    September 8, 1941
    AKC A583105
    Black, Tan

    Carol of Nelgerstan
    October 7, 1944
    AKC A851935
    Black, Tan

    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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