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    Duke of Sunrise Addition

    December 20, 1955
    AKC W680474
    Black, Silver
    Breeder: Richard H Veren

    Pierless Silver Chief
    September 5, 1953
    AKC W454486

    Fritz von Ruhmstall
    September 7, 1946
    AKC W57739
    Silver Grey, Black Muzzle

    March 30, 1945
    AKC A898205
    Cream, Tan, Black

    April 8, 1944
    AKC A947996
    Black, Grey, Silver

    Linda L von Ruhmstall
    September 15, 1948
    AKC W144094
    Silver, Dark Muzzle

    Fritz von Ruhmstall
    September 7, 1946
    AKC W57739
    Silver Grey, Black Muzzle

    Snowbird von der Lindenau
    August 24, 1947
    AKC W77601
    Silver Grey

    Pierless Black Pal
    May 28, 1954
    AKC W626499
    Black, Silver

    Hi-Lite Smokey
    June 13, 1950
    AKC W495449

    Ottawa Chief II
    April 16, 1946
    AKC W58109
    Dark Silver Grey

    Judy of Chlodolf
    November 27, 1947
    AKC W110106
    Dark Grey

    Pierless Aristocratic Lady
    May 8, 1952
    AKC W391312
    Black, Tan

    Count Topohill
    November 27, 1950
    AKC W269707
    Silver Grey

    Princess of La Salle II
    June 7, 1949
    AKC W290845
    Black, Cream, 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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