German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)

Alex von Friedrichsruhe

AKC 843387, SZ 431441
Born: Apr 15, 1928
Color: Black, Tan

StudBook: vol 49
COI: 15.12%
Rupprecht (Hahn)
Nov 23, 1925
#No Reg Number
COI: 12.29%

German Shepherd
Dago von der Schwarenburg
Jul 3, 1922
SZ 170367
Black, Tan
COI: 11.98%

German Shepherd
Olaf von der Hütte
Nov 29, 1919
SZ 87285
Black, Grey, Tan Legs
COI: 17.68%

German Shepherd
Cilly von der Helenenhöhe
Jan 26, 1921
SZ 107581
Black, Grey
COI: 13.63%

German Shepherd
Bina von Jedelhausen
Dec 15, 1920
SZ 103352
Black, Tan
COI: 11.29%

German Shepherd
Falko von der Elfengrotte
Jun 10, 1919
SZ 74072
COI: 11.16%

German Shepherd
Bella (Willmann)
Sep 15, 1912
SZ 83755
Grey, Black, Grey Light Legs
COI: 17.45%

German Shepherd
Alma vom Fuchsrain
Jun 9, 1924
SZ 266889
Black, Grey
COI: 16.53%

German Shepherd
Graf vom Schillerhain
Jan 30, 1922
SZ 148344
Black, Grey Markings
COI: 13.60%

German Shepherd
Bodo vom Inselsberg

Aug 6, 1913
SZ 48918
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 9.31%

German Shepherd
Eva von Oeringen
Oct 1, 1917
SZ 66037
Light Grey, Dingy, Black Mask
COI: 11.41%

German Shepherd
Irma zur Villa Berg
Aug 1, 1922
SZ 174063
Dark Grey, Dingy
COI: 17.60%

German Shepherd
Dieb vom Rheinwald
Sep 28, 1918
AKC 362715, SZ 72173
Light Wolf Grey
COI: 18.62%

German Shepherd
Prima zur Villa Berg
Nov 11, 1919
SZ 82807
Dark Grey, Mixed Colors, Black Mask
COI: 10.38%

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.)

German Shepherd artwork on this site created by AHEAD Graphics.
Visit their site for more talented artwork and custom designs.

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.

PedigreePoint Scripts Copyright 2004-2020 Wild Systems All Rights Reserved. Visit

Use of web harvester robots or any other means of copying the contents of this page, in whole or in part, for any commercial purpose is expressly prohibited. Your IP address is:

  Home     Search Page     Contact

This online database hosted by The German Shepherd Dog Database Project. Copyright 2004 -2020