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    Sweigart's Goldie

    June 1, 1958
    AKC W989388
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Abraham S King

    Notes: COI 3.20%

    Park Hill's Major Fritz
    September 28, 1956
    AKC W758190
    Black, Tan

    Rinty of Swatara
    March 14, 1954
    AKC W580080
    Black, Tan

    Rex of Swatara
    March 25, 1953
    AKC W475598
    Black, Silver

    Vicki von Hoffmann
    November 29, 1952
    AKC W475599
    Black, Tan

    Breezie Hill Cinders
    September 27, 1952
    AKC W459621
    Black, Silver

    Golden's Valo Wolverhampton
    June 13, 1949
    AKC W235552
    Black, Cream, Silver

    Golden's Sable-Starr
    June 22, 1949
    AKC W235520
    Black, Tan

    Peggy King (W916252)
    January 15, 1957
    AKC W916252
    Black, Silver

    Fritz Eric-Leben of Spring Run
    June 22, 1955
    AKC W669128
    Black, Tan

    Eric of Sunhurst

    December 5, 1950
    AKC W268974
    Black, Tan

    Leben von der Weide
    November 19, 1953
    AKC W460819
    Black, Silver

    Fern of Sunhurst
    February 11, 1953
    AKC W393690

    Jeffrey von Bengaw
    September 3, 1946
    AKC W33784
    Black, Silver

    Erica of Sunhurst
    December 5, 1950
    AKC W268972
    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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