Pedigree of

Towle's Captain

Apr 16, 1958
AKC W991859
Black, Cream
Breeder: Elizabeth B Field

Black Duke of Memory Hill
May 9, 1955
AKC W850712
Black, Tan

Baron Brucedorf
Mar 27, 1948
AKC W97240

Adonis of San-Gra
Oct 28, 1946
AKC W45056
Black, Tan

Howard's Cojay
Sep 5, 1946
AKC W24859

Beda von Highween
Mar 28, 1953
AKC W413184
Black, Cream

Hektor von Highween
Jul 27, 1951
AKC W289279

Cita von Highween II
May 27, 1949
AKC W223283
Grey, Fawn

Nance von Highween
Apr 19, 1954
AKC W504907
Tan, Grey

Bodo von Highween
Aug 25, 1947
AKC W63717
Sable, Cream

Highween's Ripple of Walruth
Jul 23, 1943
AKC A764278

Blynn von Highween
May 12, 1944
AKC A787725

Vonda von Highween
Jul 13, 1951
AKC W281355
Black, Tan

Koala von Sellanraa
Jul 27, 1946
AKC W244598, Import

Pan of Long-Worth
Aug 31, 1944
AKC A961066
Black, Tan

Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
  White Carrier
  Black Carrier
  Blue Carrier
  Liver 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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