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    Nelly of Oak Leaf

    August 27, 1956
    AKC W957448
    Sable Grey
    Breeder: Ed D Schmitt

    Notes: COI 5.91%

    Kurt XI
    May 23, 1950
    AKC W241196
    Black, Tan

    Duke of Tonkawood
    November 9, 1946
    AKC W55061
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Baltizar of Louberleen

    March 10, 1944
    AKC A823189
    Black, Tan

    Leda of Fairview
    July 4, 1945
    AKC W19913
    Black, Tan

    Chiquita VI
    March 24, 1947
    AKC W44084
    Black, Grey

    Webb of La Salle
    October 22, 1941
    AKC A699886
    Black, Tan

    August 25, 1945
    AKC A951437
    Black, Tan

    Schnibles of Oak Leaf
    June 23, 1950
    AKC W238421

    Ottawa Chief II
    April 16, 1946
    AKC W58109
    Dark Silver Grey

    Ch (US) 
    Captain Franz van de Oldehove

    December 11, 1941
    AKC A572784
    Cream, Black

    Ottawa Chief Brownie
    January 4, 1945
    AKC W22726
    Silver Grey

    Daise of Liebestraum
    March 8, 1948
    AKC W110036

    Ottawa Chief II
    April 16, 1946
    AKC W58109
    Dark Silver Grey

    Nelly von Hechtsburg
    August 29, 1944
    AKC A878051
    Grey, Light Tan Markings

    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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