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    Vonda von Tal

    February 10, 1958
    AKC W906701
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Dorothy L Sachenberger

    Hallet's Apache
    October 12, 1955
    AKC W641839
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Pirol von der Burg Wildon

    December 13, 1949
    AKC W392279 (Import)
    Black, Tan

    VA (BSZS) 
    Olaf von der Hohen Fichte

    March 15, 1947
    SZ 637924
    Black, Tan

    Ortila von der Burg Wildon


    Wray Theresa
    August 31, 1952
    AKC W362683
    Black, Tan

    Hakon of San Miguel

    August 12, 1947
    AKC W65161
    Black, Tan

    Tanya of San Miguel
    October 31, 1948
    AKC W111627
    Black, Tan

    Senta of Emerald Acres
    August 19, 1954
    AKC W533722
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Critic of Kola-Marc

    March 18, 1950
    AKC W198951
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Orex of Rocky Reach
    CD ROM

    August 8, 1943
    AKC A739691
    Black, Tan

    O'Mona of Grettamarc

    May 26, 1945
    AKC A906613
    Black, Tan

    Kristie of Rocky Reach
    October 8, 1950
    AKC W229947
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Jolly Arno of Edgetowne

    December 9, 1948
    AKC W133268
    Black, Tan

    Fricka von Yogi

    January 10, 1946
    AKC W18647
    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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