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    Reardon's Passat

    June 1, 1957
    AKC W843518
    Grey, Tan
    Breeder: Mrs J C Wood

    Notes: COI 5.90%

    Wood's Bugle Drum
    January 14, 1955
    AKC W650005 [6-56]
    Silver Grey

    Jack XIII
    June 11, 1953
    AKC W497181
    Grey, Black

    King Valor (W150623)
    September 9, 1947
    AKC W150623
    Black, Cream

    Oldehove's Loyal
    May 23, 1949
    AKC W230196
    Silver Grey

    Silver Drum of Missouri
    January 27, 1954
    AKC W541220
    Cream, White

    Drum of Iowa
    December 10, 1952
    AKC W410412
    Black, Silver

    Lady Eve Arno
    November 6, 1952
    AKC W429534
    Black, Tan

    Wood's Schnook
    July 19, 1956
    AKC W808672
    Black, Tan

    Black Baron IX
    March 31, 1955
    AKC W655625
    Black, Tan

    April 16, 1953
    AKC W537827
    Black, Brown

    November 11, 1952
    AKC W565470
    Grey, Black, Brown

    Die Schone of Carthage
    November 22, 1954
    AKC W583441
    Black, Tan

    Flash of Tri-State
    October 7, 1953
    AKC W561456
    Black, Tan

    Bianca of Eata
    August 15, 1950
    AKC W257482
    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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