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    Pride of Cumberland Company

    April 21, 1958
    AKC W984532
    Brown, Black
    Breeder: Nelson P Metzger

    Notes: COI 2.74%

    Metzger's Prince Regent III
    April 23, 1954
    AKC W587916
    Black, Silver

    Blaze vom Haus Hafner
    February 10, 1949
    AKC W156457
    Black, Light Tan

    Quirin von Zierenberg
    April 26, 1946
    AKC W130110
    Dark Grey, Black Mask

    Elka vom Aumunder Eck
    December 24, 1945
    AKC W280839 (Import)
    Fawn, Black

    Laird Star of Wal-Rok
    March 22, 1952
    AKC W366413
    Black, Silver

    Golden's Valo Wolverhampton
    June 13, 1949
    AKC W235552
    Black, Cream, Silver

    Golden's Silver Belle
    June 22, 1949
    AKC W235521
    Black, Tan

    Metzger's Wal-Rok Brunhilda
    December 7, 1953
    AKC W587917
    Black, Silver

    Marlo von Leibestraum
    March 14, 1949
    AKC W305953
    Black, Cream

    Viewdowns Tor

    August 3, 1944
    AKC W5803
    Black, Fawn

    Ming of Leibestraum von Bern
    January 19, 1947
    AKC W73263

    Pride of Dorchia
    November 26, 1951
    AKC W342221
    Grey, Black

    Duke IV (W33046)
    October 19, 1946
    AKC W33046
    Black, Tan

    Dorchia von Bar Tal
    January 4, 1950
    AKC W286836
    Black, 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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