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    Conte vom Hohen Spitz

    March 3, 1957
    AKC W988732 (Import)
    Black, Grey
    Breeder: Anton Reitmaier, Germany

    Kastor von der Liebeswarte

    March 29, 1952
    SZ 830449

    Wodan vom Hannoverland

    July 12, 1947
    SZ 662724
    Black, Grey Markings & Legs

    Vali vom Wiegerfelsen

    April 1, 1942
    SZ 567170
    Black, Tan

    Elfe Bergmannsstolz

    June 2, 1941
    SZ 554117
    Black, Brown

    Alma von der Liebeswarte

    May 13, 1947
    SZ 659677
    Black, Tan

    Arno vom Bruckfelsen

    August 29, 1943
    SZ 579879
    Black, Tan

    Berta von der Katzenhalde
    April 1, 1942
    SZ 561705
    Black, Tan Markings

    Gitta von der Villa Emma


    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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