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    Sheba von Selhart

    November 25, 1957
    AKC W976961
    Black, Silver
    Breeder: Arthur W Whitman

    Notes: COI 5.94%

    West of Westphalen
    August 15, 1955
    AKC W655115
    Silver, Black, White Feet

    Cheru vom Schloss Betzenstein

    June 17, 1950
    AKC W398728 Import
    Black, Tan

    Bär vom Arcoschloß

    May 24, 1946
    SZ 613512

    Cita von der Schwarzklause


    Gypsy of Altstatt
    February 2, 1954
    AKC W514593
    Black, Grey

    Major Mutig
    June 28, 1947
    AKC W55451
    Black, Cream

    Triebie's Shepherd of the Hills
    November 18, 1950
    AKC W311954
    Black, Golden Fawn

    Smokie von Lieberstana
    May 19, 1955
    AKC W610536 [12-56]
    Black, Fawn Markings

    January 30, 1951
    AKC W581671
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Hans von Rutlyn

    November 9, 1945
    AKC W7340
    Black, Tan, Silver

    Duchess of Marcal
    May 30, 1949
    AKC W148745
    Black, Cream

    Donna von Ila
    May 10, 1953
    AKC W422701
    Grey, Dark Saddle

    Brandywine of V G

    May 12, 1950
    AKC W238682

    Ila von Liebestanna
    March 14, 1951
    AKC W299057
    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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