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    Grey Dawn's Karla of Mellwood

    August 13, 1957
    AKC W843742
    Breeder: Nancy E Updike

    Notes: COI: 5.84%

    Greylock of Mellwood
    March 12, 1954
    AKC W799099
    Black, Silver

    Soot of Long-Worth
    May 3, 1952
    AKC W390551
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Derry of Long-Worth

    February 9, 1944
    AKC A797520
    Black, Tan

    Amworth of Long-Worth
    June 8, 1950
    AKC W311025
    Black, Tan

    Kami Alcha Frigga
    October 8, 1949
    AKC W214453
    Black, Sable

    Ch (US) 
    Lachen von Grafmar

    April 30, 1943
    AKC A716086
    Black, Tan

    Kami of Temagami
    February 16, 1947
    AKC W139650
    Black, Tan

    Dawn of Art'Gra
    February 12, 1955
    AKC W751830
    Black, Cream

    Sir Rex of Idle Wild
    November 14, 1951
    AKC W317064
    Black, Silver

    Sir Donar Dee of Idle Wild
    November 24, 1946
    AKC W63423
    Black, Silver

    Fedelia Aneta of Idle Wild
    November 28, 1947
    AKC W90724
    Black, Silver

    Rene v Karla
    July 17, 1951
    Black, Tan

    Schlitz of Canamera
    October 17, 1949
    AKC W185965
    Black, Tan

    Juno von Foreman
    December 15, 1949
    AKC W253211
    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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