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    Young Heidi

    June 26, 1957
    AKC W842221
    Black, White, Silver
    Breeder: Elmer W Hedrick Jr

    Notes: COI: 13.72%

    Ranger Jo of Toms River
    August 9, 1953
    AKC W681708
    Black, Cream

    Alex vom Kargenfeld
    October 3, 1944
    AKC W256112 (Import)
    Black, Tan

    Fels von der Saydaerhöhe
    July 25, 1941
    SZ 555286
    Black, grey markings

    Asta (Frank)


    Lady Jo (W295171)
    August 24, 1951
    AKC W295171
    Black, Cream

    Sanclifames Captain Fritz
    October 16, 1948
    AKC W169256
    Black, Cream

    Lady Gretchen of Cashinn
    June 5, 1949
    AKC W145808

    Young Gretchen (W474186)
    November 11, 1952
    AKC W474186
    Black, Silver

    Sanclifames Captain Fritz
    October 16, 1948
    AKC W169256
    Black, Cream

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    Viking von Hoheluft

    May 24, 1945
    AKC A975143
    Black, Tan

    Lady Wink of Squan
    October 11, 1945
    AKC A966270
    Black, Tan

    Lady Gretchen of Cashinn
    June 5, 1949
    AKC W145808

    Captain Terry von Luy
    May 1, 1943
    AKC A698422
    Black, Tan Markings

    Suzi of Ralston
    August 13, 1947
    AKC W145804
    Dark Grey, Brown, Black

    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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