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    Della von Borgenheim

    November 15, 1957
    AKC W865565
    Breeder: David M Scarborough

    Notes: COI: 6.70%

    Dapper of Grubbenvorst
    October 23, 1953
    AKC W466935
    Black, Tan

    Kim X
    April 30, 1952
    AKC W333381
    Black, Silver

    Ferry von Grafmar
    May 6, 1950
    AKC W256326
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Gala of Grafmar

    June 8, 1947
    AKC W67394
    Black, Silver

    Janice of Rocky Reach
    August 25, 1950
    AKC W222490
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Jolly Arno of Edgetowne

    December 9, 1948
    AKC W133268
    Black, Tan

    Gayle of Rocky Reach
    October 25, 1945
    AKC A985952

    Schula von Widhelm
    February 16, 1953
    AKC W411210
    Black, Silver

    Deuce of Harpwood
    August 2, 1951
    AKC W280917
    Black, Tan, Grey

    Ch (US) 
    Cosalta's Ace of Wyliewood

    March 27, 1947
    AKC W107426
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Blondie of Cosalta

    April 15, 1946
    AKC W53571
    Tan, Black

    Chula von Wiesbaden
    December 27, 1950
    AKC W299436
    Black, Silver

    Colonel Bronze of Bud-Mar
    December 21, 1946
    AKC W124178
    Black, Cream, Silver

    Nina von Haus Ingeborg
    June 1, 1949
    AKC W156380
    Black, Silver, 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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