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    Rauch von Grossland

    July 25, 1953
    AKC W488231
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: J Bernard Schafer

    Notes: COI 8.14%

    Isatan von Grossland
    January 26, 1952
    AKC W321571
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Questor Maximiam von Grossland

    January 23, 1950
    AKC W220200
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Dolf von Grossland
    July 12, 1945
    AKC W5169
    Black, Red, Golden

    Hilda of High-Ridge
    July 6, 1945
    AKC W4378
    Black, Cream

    Grossland Bessie von Rotundina
    October 23, 1947
    AKC W75457

    Dolf von Grossland
    July 12, 1945
    AKC W5169
    Black, Red, Golden

    Katja of Rotundina
    October 6, 1943
    AKC W34527
    Black, Tan

    Dale's Andra
    January 5, 1947
    AKC W109496
    Black, Tan

    Aribert von Grafmar

    February 2, 1942
    AKC A611000

    Ch (US) 
    Peter of Garastanna

    September 25, 1933
    AKC A37439

    Freia von Grafmar
    June 17, 1938
    AKC A493299
    Black, Cream

    Arlene von Werner
    September 18, 1945
    AKC W8612 [9-46]
    Black, Tan

    Fernald von Belvedere
    October 28, 1941
    AKC A691955
    Black, Tan, Cream

    Duchess of Noblun von Abt
    April 20, 1941
    AKC A514630
    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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