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    Dark Knight of Wakefield

    December 17, 1957
    AKC W888714
    Black, Cream
    Breeder: Charlene K Hess

    Notes: COI 10.86%

    Chedder von Duffeldorf
    August 23, 1955
    AKC W852503
    Black, Cream

    Windis Prince Max

    March 12, 1949
    AKC W166722
    Black, Cream

    Oldehove's Windis Timber
    December 28, 1946
    AKC W66487
    Black, Cream

    Windis Gretchen
    May 11, 1947
    AKC W88046
    Black, Cream

    Deborah of Sharshan
    January 9, 1953
    AKC W401678 [9-54]
    Black, Tan

    Star King of Sharshan
    November 3, 1950
    AKC W278440
    Black, Tan

    Reeta of Sharshan
    January 25, 1951
    AKC W401677
    Black, Tan

    Dozie of Wakefield

    May 30, 1956
    AKC W719906
    Black, Cream

    Aronel's Little Tim-Bar
    December 30, 1953
    AKC W514820
    Wolf Tan

    Liebeslied Bar of Aronel
    March 11, 1953
    AKC W427719

    Ginger of Sandy Acres
    January 4, 1951
    AKC W311946
    Black, Cream

    Calamity of Stanhof
    June 15, 1955
    AKC W630128
    Black, Silver

    Inkie Diablo of Chant-A-Cin
    May 4, 1953
    AKC W430304
    Black, Silver

    Wiladel Spring

    October 3, 1953
    AKC W487759
    Black, Silver

    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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