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    Sonya of Salem

    January 1, 1958
    AKC W913533
    Black, Silver
    Breeder: Virginia M & Frank A Miller Jr

    Notes: COI 7.14%

    Kurt von Edelhaus
    June 12, 1952
    AKC W396610
    Black, Tan

    Lord von Edelhaus
    August 5, 1949
    AKC W242894

    Ch (US) 
    Lord vom Zenntal

    July 2, 1944
    AKC W103301 / SZ 591767
    Grey, Dark Tan Markings

    Rhemba von Hoheluft
    June 13, 1947
    AKC W101146
    Black, Grey

    Quasta von Edelhaus
    August 4, 1950
    AKC W219381
    Black, Tan

    VA Ch (US) 
    Quell vom Fredeholz
    SchH3 ROM

    September 12, 1946
    AKC W158551 / SZ 626811
    Black, Grey

    Rhemba von Hoheluft
    June 13, 1947
    AKC W101146
    Black, Grey

    Silber of Berlin
    June 22, 1956
    AKC W774632
    Silver, Tan, Black

    Rinny of Camden
    July 1, 1951
    AKC W337715 [10-56]
    Black, Cream

    Archduke of Moorestown
    March 30, 1950
    AKC W210945
    Black, Cream

    Dixie of Woodbury
    March 30, 1947
    AKC W100422
    Black, Fawn

    Lady von Horne
    May 7, 1954
    AKC W605727
    Black, Grey

    Theodore IX
    May 17, 1948
    AKC W130730
    Black, Silver

    Rita von Fuerstenstein
    June 12, 1949
    AKC W409747
    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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