Pedigree of

Andrea von Light Knight

Jul 31, 1957
AKC W957165
Black, Tan
Breeder: Mrs Don C Benson

Notes: COI: 13.80%

Ensign von Altenfliess
Oct 21, 1955
AKC W659411
Black, Fawn, Cream
COI 7.33%

Von Arno of Brandorf
Aug 3, 1952
AKC W363937
Black, Cream

Brando of Cedar Hill
Jul 22, 1951
AKC W289644
Black, Silver

Duchess of Rhine
Dec 3, 1948
AKC W242083
Black, Tan

Pilot's Chara von Haus Sachse
Mar 12, 1954
AKC W511974
Black, Tan, Silver

Ch (US) 
Pilot of the Wold

Jan 30, 1945
AKC A864068
Black, Tan Markings

Rin's Ekstasie of River's Edge
Jun 20, 1950
AKC W215695
Black, Tan

Dame of Light Night
Mar 22, 1955
AKC W666214
Black, Cream
COI 8.30%

Brando of Cedar Hill
Jul 22, 1951
AKC W289644
Black, Silver

Rinty von Rin-Tin-Tin III
Mar 2, 1948
AKC W89815

Star of Cedar Hill
Nov 12, 1948
AKC W151764
Black, Cream

Nova's Bright Lights
Nov 23, 1952
AKC W380352
Sable, Tan Markings

Ch (US) 
Konig of North Gate

Oct 19, 1947
AKC W77289
Silver Grey

Margelen's Comet
Oct 12, 1947
AKC W74070
Black, Cream

Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
  White Carrier
  Black Carrier
  Blue Carrier
  Liver 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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