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    Countess vom Gelnhauser

    June 17, 1957
    AKC W838116
    Black, Golden
    Breeder: Lysander Bovaddus Conway

    Frisko vom Gelnhauser Schlosschen
    July 10, 1954
    AKC W739617 [3-59] (Import)
    Black, Tan

    Basko vom Gelnhäuser Schlößchen


    Ilse vom Knabenbach


    Laurel Cliff Gretchen
    November 2, 1951
    AKC W388552
    Black, Golden

    Ch (US) 
    Seamair's Shawnee of Rocky Reach

    April 7, 1950
    AKC W207582
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Lorian of San Miguel

    December 24, 1947
    AKC W73342
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Lass of Seamair

    September 30, 1943
    AKC A744296
    Black, Tan

    Bluegrass Gretchen
    June 2, 1950
    AKC W231602
    Tan, Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Bluegrass Vanquish

    June 20, 1948
    AKC W115062
    Black, Tan

    Dusty Draw's Bettina
    March 22, 1948
    AKC W94058
    Silver, 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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