German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Alda zur Saarkante

SZ 435368
Born: Feb 23, 1932
Color: Black, Tan

COI: 16.57%
Goto vom Hooptal
Sep 15, 1928
SZ 383813
Black, Tan
COI: 22.40%

German Shepherd
1929 SGR, Ch (Intl)
Utz vom Haus Schutting
SchH3 ZPr

Mar 12, 1926
AKC 707401, CKC 84182, SZ 331999 (Schütting)
Black, Tan
COI: 22.16%

German Shepherd
Sieger 1925, Ch (AKC)
Klodo vom Boxberg

Aug 20, 1921
SZ 135239 / AKC 551052
Dark Grey
COI: 14.22%

German Shepherd
Donna zum Reuerer

Mar 1, 1924
SZ 255893
Black, Tan
COI: 15.69%

German Shepherd
Karin von Cleve
May 16, 1926
SZ 341005
Black, Tan
COI: 22.79%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Curt vom Brunnenhof

Jun 20, 1921
AKC 628963 vol 45 / SZ 124908
Black, Tan
COI: 23.56%

German Shepherd
Afra von Greifenhag
May 15, 1923
SZ 228274
Black, Tan
COI: 16.45%

German Shepherd
Anni von der Eichenflur
Jun 19, 1925
SZ 331589
Grey, Light Dingy
COI: 15.10%

German Shepherd
Pilar von der Peterstirn

Aug 28, 1919
SZ 75818
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 8.47%

German Shepherd
Billo von Riedekenburg
SchH3 ZPr

Apr 24, 1913
SZ 46048
Black, Tan, Grey Markings
COI: 13.18%

German Shepherd
Inge vom Birkenfeld
Oct 24, 1913
SZ 50754
Black, Grey
COI: 17.27%

German Shepherd
Alma vom Steinbacherberg
Nov 15, 1923
SZ 317955
Dark Grey
COI: 14.46%

German Shepherd
Dago vom Dreschhof
May 2, 1921
SZ 115083
Light Grey
COI: 16.80%

German Shepherd
Cilly von Somba
Feb 1, 1922
SZ 151520
Black, Tan
COI: 13.37%

German Shepherd


  White Gene
  White Gene Carrier
  Black Gene
  Black Gene Carrier
  Blue Gene
  Blue Gene Carrier
  Liver Gene
  Liver Gene Carrier
  OFA Excellent Hips
  OFA Good Hips
  OFA Fair Hips
  OFA Normal Elbow
  OFA Normal Hips

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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