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Jun 27, 1958
AKC W939983
Breeder: Paul Pryor

Notes: COI 6.46%

Van's Joaquin Lee
Jul 4, 1952
AKC W720548
Black, Silver

Baron von Schrief

Oct 21, 1948
AKC W121337
Black, Tan

Helsi's Chief
Jul 6, 1947
AKC W56933
Black, Silver

Tanta von Schrief
Sep 21, 1946
AKC W34038
Silver Grey, Cream

Gorham's Rocky of Aldrie
Sep 3, 1950
AKC W224238
Black, Silver

Siegfried von Liebeshafen
Nov 19, 1947
AKC W121058
Black, Cream

Melissa of Rocky Reach
Nov 9, 1948
AKC W119457
Black, Silver

Bedell's Frosty Eve
Oct 9, 1955
AKC W640978
Cream, Buff, Black

Fang of Lucky Flame

Mar 3, 1952
AKC W349200

Darrick of Huronia
Mar 6, 1944
AKC A872035
Black, Cream

Flair of Chollas Valley
Apr 8, 1949
AKC W315131
Silver Grey

Bedell De La Terre Roche

Jan 7, 1951
AKC W243740
Black, Cream

Andrea De La Terre Roche
Nov 18, 1948
AKC W123272
Black, Cream

Richaven's Emogene
Mar 28, 1948
AKC W89434
Black, Tan

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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