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    Duchess von Franz

    July 24, 1958
    AKC W944686
    Silver Grey, Black
    Breeder: Fred Hertel

    Notes: COI 4.12%

    Major Franz von Sickingen
    November 27, 1956
    AKC W879986

    Smoky Rae
    July 4, 1953
    AKC W683342 [4-57]
    Grey, Black

    Smoky Joe II
    January 28, 1952
    AKC W412300
    Black, Silver

    Peachie Rae
    September 12, 1949
    AKC W193093

    Triebie's Gray Lady Miller
    February 2, 1954
    AKC W705900
    Grey, Black

    Major Mutig
    June 28, 1947
    AKC W55451
    Black, Cream

    Triebie's Shepherd of the Hills
    November 18, 1950
    AKC W311954
    Black, Golden Fawn

    Princess von Honecken
    April 8, 1956
    AKC W807641
    Grey, Black, Tan

    Fritz von Steuben (W513931)
    January 4, 1954
    AKC W513931
    Black, Silver

    Baron von Shepwold II
    July 14, 1951
    AKC W313711
    Black, Cream

    Katherine the Empress
    February 17, 1951
    AKC W241139
    Silver, Black

    Dutchess of Brookville
    March 24, 1955
    AKC W610560
    Black, Sable

    Tex of Beaumont
    November 5, 1952
    AKC W579135
    Sable, Black Markings

    Rinny X
    September 26, 1953
    AKC W485344
    Black, 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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