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    Lippka Queenie

    August 19, 1955
    AKC W631341
    Black, Silver
    Breeder: Jane Crowl

    Gaysarr Ranger of Galimar

    November 12, 1951
    AKC W303204
    Black, Cream

    Prince Ichabod
    October 17, 1949
    AKC W208099
    Black, Tan

    Oldehove Ichabod
    March 27, 1947
    AKC W46539
    Grey, Black

    Bizette of Liebestraum
    November 17, 1947
    AKC W124839
    Black, Tan

    Oldeheyde von Trudi
    July 16, 1950
    AKC W277778
    Black, Sable

    Ch (US) 
    Argos vom Harschhof

    October 8, 1945
    AKC W265095
    Black, Tan

    Oldeheyde von Dorka
    September 20, 1948
    AKC W170557
    Black, Cream

    Ayron Anabelle

    AKC W532347 [12-55]

    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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