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    Harvey II

    February 20, 1958
    AKC W901779
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Urban M Walker

    Notes: COI 2.55%

    Wolf of Tussic
    October 3, 1952
    AKC W376167
    Silver Grey

    Graham of Tussic
    November 26, 1949
    AKC W226289
    Dark Grey

    Duke von Werthenstein IV
    April 9, 1945
    AKC W24819

    Queen of Granville
    July 22, 1947
    AKC W94940
    Grey, Black

    Atta of Sharon Springs
    December 5, 1949
    AKC W198613
    Black, Tan

    Hussan Giestesblitz
    July 13, 1945
    AKC W177253
    Black, Tan

    Orda vom Heidelsteig
    April 23, 1948
    AKC W336065
    Black, Tan

    Terry and Teresa
    January 5, 1956
    AKC W865541
    Black, Cream

    Rik of Rose Manor
    May 15, 1954
    AKC W545766
    Black, Tan

    Kelly of Blackpool Manor
    February 17, 1952
    AKC W386658
    Black, Tan

    Princess Pat Williams
    July 7, 1951
    AKC W374174
    Black, Tan

    Venus of Becky
    June 27, 1954
    AKC W648737
    Black, Silver

    Berno of Kathwan
    December 5, 1949
    AKC W458686
    Black, Grey

    Royal Princess Becky
    April 24, 1953
    AKC W502502
    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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