German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Apollo von der Haus Elmuer

AKC A697241
Born: Jun 4, 1943
Color: Black, Cream

Breeder: Violet B Elmer, Albany NY
COI: 18.96%
Ch (AKC)
Nox of Ruthland

May 16, 1939
AKC A350676
Black, Tan
COI: 23.13%

German Shepherd
Pfeffer von Bern (1)

Jun 20, 1934
AKC A87262, SZ 466407
Black, Tan
COI: 21.15%

German Shepherd
Dachs von Bern

Dec 6, 1931
SZ 429017
Tan, Grey, Dark Back, Light Mask
COI: 21.85%

German Shepherd
Clara von Bern

Dec 30, 1931
SZ 430250
Black, Grey, Tan Markings, Black Chest
COI: 15.17%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Carol of Ruthland

Nov 11, 1936
AKC A278448
Black, Tan
COI: 16.90%

German Shepherd
Ferdl von der Secretainerie

Dec 21, 1933
SZ 458647
Black, Tan
COI: 19.86%

German Shepherd
Devise von Haus Schutting
May 26, 1934
AKC A133826
Black, Tan
COI: 15.56%

German Shepherd
Vixen of Maur-Ray
Mar 20, 1942
AKC A668179
Black, Tan
COI: 19.04%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Vetter of Cosalta

Feb 24, 1935
AKC A80813
Black, Tan
COI: 16.98%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Vetter vom Haus Schutting

Aug 7, 1927
AKC 758029, SZ 365083 (Schütting)
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 18.89%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Hexe of Cosalta

Jun 20, 1931
AKC 828988
Black, Tan
COI: 15.98%

German Shepherd
Carlene of Cosalta

Sep 27, 1939
AKC A470843
Black, Tan
COI: 21.78%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Carlo von Bar-Orch

Apr 6, 1934
AKC 972759
COI: 21.71%

German Shepherd
Marlene of Cosalta

Apr 10, 1936
AKC A163684 7-37
Silver, Black Saddle
COI: 18.95%

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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