German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Ace von Rhapsonno

AKC W784024
Born: Jan 23, 1957
Color: Black, Silver

Breeder: Virginia C Johnson
COI: 19.12%
Monarch von Rhapsonno
Sep 30, 1953
AKC W450576
Black, Silver, Cream
COI: 36.13%

German Shepherd
Major Biff von Rhapsonno
Apr 26, 1950
AKC W397943
Black, Cream
COI: 26.40%

German Shepherd
Oldehove's Jory von Rhapsonno
Nov 4, 1948
AKC W124797
Silver, Grey
COI: 24.74%

German Shepherd
Oldehove's Lissa von Rhapsonno
Apr 16, 1946
AKC W10269
Black, Tan
COI: 19.35%

German Shepherd
Lorelei von Rhapsonno
Jul 26, 1945
AKC A948664
Black, Cream
COI: 20.66%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Ronno van de Oldehove

Dec 4, 1938
AKC A383444
Black, Cream
COI: 25.70%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Rhapsody of Grettamarc

Oct 18, 1943
AKC A746621
Black, Tan
COI: 20.77%

German Shepherd
Clover Lynn Stormy Princess

Mar 17, 1954
AKC W584034
Black, Silver
COI: 18.86%

German Shepherd
Essex vom Verein
Jan 10, 1950
AKC W188565
Black, Silver
COI: 22.44%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Austerlitz of Harthel

Jan 28, 1946
AKC W10674
Black, Tan
COI: 18.42%

German Shepherd
Alia von Varobert
Jun 7, 1947
AKC W47882
Fawn, Black
COI: 17.84%

German Shepherd
Roxy of Clover Lynn
Mar 28, 1950
AKC W209694
Black, Silver, Tan
COI: 14.52%

German Shepherd
Ur-Seta's Chief of Marlo
May 20, 1948
AKC W115934
Black, Tan
COI: 24.71%

German Shepherd
Dover Lynn Pal
Jul 12, 1944
AKC W174210
Sable, Cream, Black, Silver
COI: 13.14%

German Shepherd


  White Gene
  White Gene Carrier
  Black Gene
  Black Gene Carrier
  Blue Gene
  Blue Gene Carrier
  Liver Gene
  Liver Gene Carrier
  Excellent Hips
  Good Hips
  Fair Hips
  Normal Elbow
  DM Clear
  DM Carrier
  DM At Risk

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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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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