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    Randy VII

    January 27, 1955
    AKC W692534
    Breeder: Bobby J Humphreys

    Diso vom Moosbachtal
    May 18, 1946
    AKC W459725, Import
    Black, Tan

    Cito von Seighaus

    (pedigree on file w/AKC, not AKC registered)

    Britta vom Moosbachtal

    (pedigree on file w/AKC, not AKC registered)

    Swartzi (AKC)
    November 20, 1953
    AKC W563226
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Butch von Delmenhorst

    May 22, 1952
    AKC W366026
    Black, Tan

    Brock von Lettin

    June 22, 1950
    AKC W286305
    Black, Tan

    Abby Lee
    May 6, 1951
    AKC W319477
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Jose Lou
    December 12, 1951
    AKC W320562
    Black, Tan, Grey

    Jory of Bar-J Ranch
    July 27, 1948
    AKC W122054
    Black, Silver, Tan

    Heather of Harpwood
    March 17, 1950
    AKC W273766
    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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