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    Lady Kim of Mar-K

    May 16, 1957
    AKC W836470
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Herschel D Heskett

    Notes: COI: 6.98%

    Duke Jet of Heskett
    October 8, 1953
    AKC W513568 [3-55]
    Black, Tan

    Bruce of Dorken
    March 16, 1952
    AKC W380128

    Sir Jan of Kep-Mar
    April 23, 1950
    AKC W221547
    Black, Cream

    Lady Linda IX
    March 8, 1950
    AKC W370627

    Lady of Kep-Mar
    September 10, 1950
    AKC W288059
    Black, Tan

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    Ajax von der Odinsquelle

    July 15, 1947
    AKC W216407 (Import)
    Yellow, Black

    Linda of Kep-Mar
    April 25, 1949
    AKC W203845
    Black, Tan, Cream

    Princess Cindy of Heskett
    March 30, 1951
    AKC W306883
    Black, Cream

    Prince Rex of Heskett
    May 8, 1947
    AKC W143324
    Black, Cream

    Officer of Long-Worth
    June 23, 1944
    AKC A891147
    Black, Tan

    Black Queen Maxedon
    September 22, 1943
    AKC A743878
    Black, Cream

    Flush of Long-Worth
    July 17, 1947
    AKC W88789
    Black, Silver

    Shadow of Rakar
    December 22, 1944
    AKC W98
    Black, Tan

    Gera von Gelt of Willmark
    April 8, 1946
    AKC W25462
    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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