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    Raven Prince

    April 25, 1956
    AKC W985736
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Mrs James R Du Bose

    Notes: COI 12.11%

    September 6, 1954
    AKC W555108
    Black, Tan

    Crinkley's Pride
    December 24, 1949
    AKC W194585
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Keno of Long-Worth

    July 24, 1944
    AKC W778
    Black, Tan

    Alexis (W58928)
    July 8, 1947
    AKC W58928
    Grey, Tan, Black Markings

    Lady Kara
    October 9, 1952
    AKC W398179
    Black, Tan

    Flash of Sunset
    August 13, 1948
    AKC W132224
    Black, Cream

    Lady Candy
    May 3, 1950
    AKC W223241

    Duchess of Andersonville
    March 14, 1954
    AKC W676185
    Black, Tan

    Chief Henry of Branchill
    August 8, 1950
    AKC W242196

    Deep Run's Breckham
    April 28, 1947
    AKC W46372
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Princess Pocahontas
    August 21, 1947
    AKC W137253
    Black, Tan, White

    Schmutzfink (AKC)
    December 17, 1952
    AKC W417421
    Black, Tan

    Crinkley's Pride
    December 24, 1949
    AKC W194585
    Black, Tan

    Lady of Liechtenstein
    August 4, 1950
    AKC W261948
    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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