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    Maxey (AKC)

    May 14, 1953
    AKC W431088
    Black, Grey
    Breeder: Ruth K Heath

    Notes: COI 9.49%

    Black Forest's Virgo
    October 8, 1950
    AKC W303270
    Black, Tan

    Alex (AKC W78664)
    October 30, 1947
    AKC W78664
    Black, Cream

    Blair of Dolpahaus

    June 21, 1945
    AKC A920131
    Black, Cream

    Diana of Flowdale
    September 2, 1944
    AKC A822828
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Black Forest's Katje

    September 17, 1945
    AKC W13979
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Othello of Black Forest

    August 7, 1937
    AKC A396016
    Black, Tan

    Mira of Black Forest
    May 5, 1939
    AKC A540435
    Black, Tan Markings

    Sara (AKC W138833)
    March 24, 1948
    AKC W138833
    Black, Tan

    Treu of Black Forest
    April 9, 1945
    AKC W8128
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Sultan von Hoheluft

    April 17, 1937
    AKC A190559
    Black, Tan

    Gisa von Wilsona Hof
    July 13, 1942
    AKC A726600
    Black, White on Chest

    Bella Belcanto
    October 22, 1945
    AKC W54841
    Black, Cream

    Belcanto of Grettamarc
    October 18, 1943
    AKC A746615
    Black, Cream

    Heidi the Fair of Black Forest
    June 12, 1942
    AKC A703674
    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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