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    Hans the Great

    September 21, 1956
    AKC W805716
    Breeder: Remmer R Schuetz

    Notes: COI 6.97%

    Rusty the Great II
    June 27, 1955
    AKC W668846 [2-57]
    Black, Tan

    Smoky Star of Jerrod
    April 24, 1951
    AKC W264101
    Black, White on Chest

    Vito aus der Bertahutte
    September 2, 1945
    AKC W179835 / SZ 600787 (Bertahütte)
    Black, Tan / SZ: Black, Grey

    Gretta of Winghaven
    April 14, 1949
    AKC W199298

    Oldehove's Lady Bell
    March 6, 1953
    AKC W509270
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Oldehove's Major Davis

    April 30, 1948
    AKC W117207
    Black, Cream

    Oldehove's Donna
    April 5, 1946
    AKC W61022
    Silver Grey

    Hanna (W633589)
    March 29, 1955
    AKC W633589
    Black, Tan

    Siegfried von Diersburg
    November 18, 1950
    AKC W228576
    Black, Tan

    VA Ch (US) 
    Quell vom Fredeholz
    SchH3 ROM

    September 12, 1946
    AKC W158551 / SZ 626811
    Black, Grey

    Ch (US) 
    Dina vom Marilyn

    December 19, 1944
    AKC A911624
    Tan, Black

    Carla of Krog Farm
    July 20, 1952
    AKC W356215
    Black, Tan

    Cadet von der Walchenhohe

    June 3, 1947
    AKC W299754
    Black, Tan

    Sue Lee of Krog Farm
    May 28, 1950
    AKC W250114

    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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