Pedigree of

Doris of Ringing Hill

Aug 4, 1957
AKC W920210
Breeder: John G Marushak

Franz of Adolphus
Sep 12, 1954
AKC W605006

Frosty Morn of Willow-Bank
Jun 7, 1951
AKC W548816 / CKC 306318

Ch (CAN) 
Major Erich of Marimere

Aug 9, 1949
CKC 278131
Black and Tan

Duchess III
Oct 1, 1949
CKC 278798
Black, Tan, Silver

Tina of Blue Mountain
Mar 25, 1953
AKC W548817

Marlo von Leibestraum
Mar 14, 1949
AKC W305953
Black, Cream

Hambledon Atalanta
Nov 24, 1948
AKC W142949
Wolf Sable

Maltha White of Lindenholt
Aug 4, 1955
AKC W708347

Zeke White Duke
Aug 21, 1952
AKC W390637

Duke von Ruhmstall
Aug 13, 1949
AKC W199283

Gretchen's Caribou Lady
Nov 2, 1950
AKC W232497
Silver Grey

White Queen of Lindenholt
Feb 20, 1954
AKC W572169

Zeke White Duke
Aug 21, 1952
AKC W390637

Alletta of Lindenholt
Jul 23, 1951
AKC W320540

Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
  White Carrier
  Black Carrier
  Blue Carrier
  Liver 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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