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    Saint Northland King

    July 25, 1955
    AKC W676612
    Breeder: Howard A Cooper

    Notes: COI 3.31%

    The Saint
    November 19, 1952
    AKC W492569

    Kurt XI
    May 23, 1950
    AKC W241196
    Black, Tan

    Duke of Tonkawood
    November 9, 1946
    AKC W55061
    Black, Cream

    Chiquita VI
    March 24, 1947
    AKC W44084
    Black, Grey

    Queen of Oak Leaf
    June 23, 1950
    AKC W341801
    Silver Grey

    Ottawa Chief II
    April 16, 1946
    AKC W58109
    Dark Silver Grey

    Daise of Liebestraum
    March 8, 1948
    AKC W110036

    Dakota Queen Fifty One
    April 27, 1951
    AKC W351902

    White Prince
    December 3, 1948
    AKC W127500

    Soolbads Judge
    April 23, 1944
    AKC A848417

    Sofy Jane
    April 18, 1946
    AKC W57859

    Miss Judy
    June 11, 1949
    AKC W225175

    White Major
    May 24, 1946
    AKC W135930

    Hestor von Dorn
    December 2, 1943
    AKC A868448

    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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