Pedigree of

Ann IV

Nov 6, 1957
AKC W916050
Black, Tan, Silver
Breeder: Laurence J & Gladys M Pelletier

Notes: COI: 8.41%

Marienfeld Big Mike
Dec 17, 1955
AKC W710802
Black, Tan

Major von Beckgold
Jan 9, 1953
AKC W435154
Black, Tan

Odin von Beckgold
Apr 2, 1950
AKC W231577
Black, Tan

Negra of Bar-Orch
Jan 9, 1950
AKC W246109

Countess Maritza von Vogel
Aug 13, 1951
AKC W361709
White, Fawn

Buddy von Vogel
Aug 12, 1950
AKC W231172
Black, Tan

Dell von Hecken-Vogel
Jun 25, 1947
AKC W85348
Black, Golden Tan

J Dutchess L Pelletier
Jan 29, 1956
AKC W829133
Black, Tan

Sargeant Nipper
Jun 27, 1953
AKC W437930 [6-56]
Black, Tan

Nero II (2)
Jan 15, 1948
AKC W95747
Black, Tan

May 4, 1949
AKC W159593
Black, Tan

Princess L Stiller
Dec 21, 1953
AKC W558300
Black, Tan

Taro of Cosalta
May 23, 1949
AKC W190790

Nanette von Vogel
Apr 30, 1950
AKC W231147
Black, Tan

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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