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    Gale (AKC)

    June 17, 1923
    AKC 392383
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: V C Hurt, Memphis TN

    Notes: COI 25.23%

    Bill Mercedes
    December 22, 1918
    AKC 262122

    Artus Mercedes
    January 22, 1912
    AKC 241158 (Import)
    Light Grey, Dingy

    Prinz vom Zellerhorn
    June 20, 1910
    SZ 21026

    Jette Mercedes (SZ 19527)
    December 6, 1909
    SZ 19527
    Black, Brindle Markings

    Usa Namrekeips
    August 28, 1917
    AKC 243005
    No color given

    Bill von Rammelberg

    March 24, 1910
    AKC 170642 / SZ 11246

    Oak Ridge Rassa
    October 4, 1915
    AKC 209177
    Wolf Sable

    Fine De Beausejour
    September 12, 1919
    AKC 294435 (Import)
    Wolf Grey

    Wotan De Beausejour


    Wotan vom Hanauerland
    February 19, 1911
    SZ 21624
    Grey, Dingy, Black Mask

    Gretel vom Raichberg
    April 18, 1911
    SZ 22408
    Dark Grey, Dingy

    Perle De Terraqueuse


    Tasso von Herbrechtingen
    July 2, 1913
    SZ 53704
    Silver Grey, Black Mask

    Bethy Alsatia
    January 14, 1913
    SZ 40482
    Light Greyish Tan, Dingy

    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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