A Journey Thru Time...
German Shepherd Database Project

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    Some dogs with von, von der, vom, etc in the name have been abbreviated to just the letter "v". Searching on Fraulein von Grandix may show no results - instead try Fraulein v Grandix. We are slowly adding this info, but we recommend searching on just part of the name until we can get all the names updated..

    Better results would be to search on just part of the name, such as Grandix. This will bring up all dogs with Grandix in their name.

    Avoid the use of apostrophe letters. Searching on Knight's Trooper II may show no results - insead try Trooper II.

    You can also search on color, registration number and by breeder's name (not all dogs have breeder info). Again, partial search terms work better with more results.

    Still can't find a dog or a dog is missing information? Check the Updates page frequently for new dogs and for updated information. Feel free to  contact us and we will try to help!

    (In an effort to keep the old bloodlines from being lost, this database was started back in 1996 with an emphasis on dogs from the early 1800's thru the 1960's. Some of the 80 & 90's have been entered. You won't find recent dogs, but you may find great-grandparents. It's always a work in progress! I admit it, I am a pedigree addict... and I passionately love the German Shepherd. It's important to know where we have been before moving forward. I hope you enjoy your journey thru time. Enjoy your search! - Julie)

    The German Shepherd Gene Study database tracks the recessive "masking" white and recessive black genes forward through the generations. To access this database, go to the Advanced Search page and select German Shepherd Gene Study under available databases to search.

    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.)

    The German Shepherd Dog Database Project makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data published at this site. We have made every effort to verify all entries, but the German Shepherd Dog Database Project is not a registry so all data included has been submitted by dog owners or taken from registry reports and AKC Stud Books. Please contact us to report any errors or omission.

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    282,482 German Shepherds as of June 1, 2018
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