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    Der Meistersinger

    July 12, 1957
    AKC W858913
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Richard E Heacock

    Notes: COI 12.52%

    Falko of Vali-Deen
    October 9, 1954
    AKC W703398 [12-56]
    Black, Tan

    Gunder of Willmark
    April 8, 1946
    AKC W14075
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Marlo von Hoheluft

    July 20, 1939
    AKC A365354
    Black, Tan

    Xenia of Long-Worth
    April 7, 1943
    AKC A724158
    Black, Tan

    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

    Vali-Deen's Trinka
    April 30, 1955
    AKC W703396
    Black, Tan

    Dominick Laddie
    September 19, 1948
    AKC W491426
    Black, Tan

    Kurt of Nelgerstan
    April 26, 1946
    AKC W10892
    Black, Tan

    Bonita von Kliensteffan
    June 17, 1946
    AKC W20780

    Jack's Roxanne
    December 1, 1953
    AKC W592108
    Black, Tan

    Rocky of Prideholm
    March 7, 1950
    AKC W233868
    Black, Tan

    Tyka von Shepwold
    January 26, 1950
    AKC W233867
    Black, 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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