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    Majestic's King Patrick

    December 30, 1953
    AKC W562080
    Breeder: Clive E Dixon

    Notes: COI 3.20%

    Majestic Showboat
    January 31, 1953
    AKC W404803

    Boatswain's Majestic
    December 1, 1948
    AKC W242699

    Soolbads Judge
    April 23, 1944
    AKC A848417

    Sofy Jane
    April 18, 1946
    AKC W57859

    Sofy Jane
    April 18, 1946
    AKC W57859

    Soolbads Judge
    April 23, 1944
    AKC A848417

    March 26, 1939
    AKC A778974

    Caribou's Yukon Snow
    February 1, 1952
    AKC W335928

    Duke von Ruhmstall
    August 13, 1949
    AKC W199283

    Fritz von Ruhmstall
    September 7, 1946
    AKC W57739
    Silver Grey, Black Muzzle

    Blanka von Gamsanger
    September 8, 1946
    AKC W136994
    Light Tan

    Gretchen's Caribou Lady
    November 2, 1950
    AKC W232497
    Silver Grey

    March 30, 1945
    AKC A898205
    Cream, Tan, Black

    Gretchen IV (W40989)
    August 27, 1946
    AKC W40989

    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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