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    Hella von der Ortenburg

    April 21, 1923
    AKC 391244
    Breeder: O J Smythe, New Orleans LA

    Notes: COI 30.82%

    Alex von Poggenburg
    March 23, 1921
    AKC 366145 / SZ 120352
    Wolf Grey

    Wotan von Saaleck-Rudelsburg

    August 29, 1919
    SZ 81641

    Ewald vom Gigelberg
    March 17, 1918
    AKC 286342 / SZ 67348
    Black, Tan

    Irmgard von Riedekenburg

    June 6, 1916
    SZ 63856
    Tan, Grey, Black Markings

    Cilly vom Stadtland
    April 26, 1919
    SZ 77770

    Wolf aus dem Verbrecherkeller
    October 25, 1914
    SZ 72822
    Grey, Black Mask

    Aida vom Stadtland
    February 17, 1914
    SZ 54310

    Fee von der Ortenburg
    March 25, 1921
    AKC 366308 (Import)
    Black, Yellow Markings

    Marc von Hohen Esp (SZ 52757)
    October 24, 1913
    SZ 52757
    Black, Tan Markings

    Arry von der Emilienlust
    April 11, 1912
    SZ 31340
    Dark Grey, Dingy, Black Mask

    Betty von der Elfengrotte
    May 23, 1912
    SZ 31176
    Black, Tan Markings

    Gretel vom Wolfsmoor
    January 24, 1914
    SZ 53121
    Grey, Mixed Colors

    Falko von Scharenstetten

    November 16, 1911
    SZ 18733
    Black, Tan

    Charlotte vom Wolfsmoor

    November 1, 1911
    SZ 26513
    Tan, Grey, 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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