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    Von Rheinfall Bonnie

    September 19, 1955
    AKC W655697
    Grey, Tan, Silver
    Breeder: Hans W & L B Thielhorn

    Notes: COI: 7.44%

    Ty von Druff of Kafra
    March 28, 1950
    AKC W264717
    Silver Grey, Black

    Kafra's Val of Grafmar
    May 2, 1949
    AKC W155496
    Black, Cream

    GVCh (US/Can) 
    Valiant of Draham
    CD ROM

    August 27, 1946
    AKC W23705
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Donna von Grafmar

    April 7, 1947
    AKC W57916
    Black, Cream

    Betty of Sunny Lane Farm
    August 18, 1948
    AKC W117784
    Grey, Black

    Topper Victory of Grafmar
    October 12, 1941
    AKC A575165
    Silver Grey

    Carin von Hoheluft
    July 3, 1939
    AKC A385881
    Black, Grey, Tan

    Alice (W356338)

    April 9, 1952
    AKC W356338
    Black, Tan

    Rajah von Robline

    August 8, 1950
    AKC W305951
    Black, Tan

    Dahnert-Haven's Pal
    May 29, 1948
    AKC W159614
    Black, Tan

    Lauren von Lukmar
    November 21, 1948
    AKC W143213
    Black, Tan

    Marla von Kathmil
    November 28, 1949
    AKC W176952
    Black, Tan

    Max von Kathmil

    June 23, 1945
    AKC W75079
    Black, Light Tan

    Lady Jane von Abt

    October 14, 1944
    AKC A977104
    Black, Tan, Grey

    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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