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    Major Arnold

    January 18, 1957
    AKC W965564
    Black, Tan, Silver
    Breeder: Mrs W S Hilborn

    Notes: COI 6.99%

    Rebel Arko von der Dietrichaus
    April 26, 1955
    AKC W662275
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Diersburgs Pal
    August 28, 1951
    AKC W308583
    Black, Cream

    Argos vom Haus Grabia
    April 17, 1947
    AKC W271256

    Wendie von Diersburg
    April 14, 1950
    AKC W200801
    Black, Tan

    Princess von der Dietrichaus
    July 22, 1952
    AKC W362525
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Elbourne's Dolf

    August 15, 1947
    AKC W71887
    Black, Tan

    Zomba vom der Winterhaus
    July 22, 1949
    AKC W219859
    Black, Tan

    Dixie XI
    July 29, 1954
    AKC W552436
    Black, Tan

    Drum of Iowa
    December 10, 1952
    AKC W410412
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Drum of Long-Worth

    February 9, 1944
    AKC A818141
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Gala of Grafmar

    June 8, 1947
    AKC W67394
    Black, Silver

    Silver von Gretchen
    October 11, 1952
    AKC W454597
    Cream, White

    Major Arno
    July 23, 1950
    AKC W224537
    Black, Cream

    Gretchen's Silver Lady
    April 21, 1949
    AKC W140809
    Silver Grey

    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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