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    Rip von Edgehill

    March 23, 1957
    AKC W829749
    Black, Brown
    Breeder: Thornton R Land

    Notes: COI 7.27%

    Gunner of Thimble Farm
    June 24, 1953
    AKC W789621 [8-57]
    Black, Tan

    Major of Hollabird
    May 10, 1952
    AKC W346727
    Black, Tan

    1954 GVCh (US) 
    Brando vom Aichtal

    December 2, 1947
    AKC W221383 / SZ 659897
    Black, Tan

    Gayle of Hollabird
    May 23, 1950
    AKC W193733
    Black, Tan

    Ur-Seta's Lufra of Thimble Farm
    July 17, 1949
    AKC W189301
    Black, Tan

    Ur-Seta's Faithful of Marlo
    May 20, 1948
    AKC W115935
    Black, Tan

    Widget of Donna II
    July 4, 1946
    AKC W49360
    Brown, Black

    Silver of Spring Valley
    September 20, 1954
    AKC W599573

    King of Spring Valley II
    December 28, 1952
    AKC W451137
    Silver Grey

    Pal II (W4113)
    September 28, 1945
    AKC W4113

    Sally of Spring Valley
    June 1, 1949
    AKC W201378
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Dawn of Spring Valley
    June 1, 1949
    AKC W342660

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

    Countess Leda von Highween
    July 15, 1946
    AKC W16856

    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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