German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Ardis of Mergenhaus

AKC A249292
Born: Mar 27, 1938
Color: Black, Grey

Breeder: Eugene O Parsons
COI: 17.38%
Eburt of Benlore
Mar 26, 1935
AKC A67148 vol 53
Black, Tan
COI: 14.95%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Burt of Garastanna

Mar 25, 1930
AKC A33036
COI: 17.27%

German Shepherd
Ingo vom Haus Schütting

Feb 3, 1925
SZ 312427
COI: 15.77%

German Shepherd
Trudel von Thummlitzwalde
Feb 2, 1927
AKC 798983, SZ 355915
Black, Tan
COI: 16.93%

German Shepherd
Barda of Benlore

Jul 16, 1931
AKC 927684
Black, Tan
COI: 13.81%

German Shepherd
Benno vom Haus Kallhardt

Mar 26, 1926
AKC 709394 / SZ 335442
Black, Grey Legs
COI: 17.86%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Alla of Dellpark

Jan 25, 1929
AKC 755387
Black, Tan
COI: 13.09%

German Shepherd
Quip of Garastanna
Apr 7, 1934
AKC 952640
COI: 20.73%

German Shepherd
Lasso Nibelung
Mar 5, 1925
AKC 734759 / SZ 305528
COI: 13.45%

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

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

German Shepherd
Krabbe Nibelung
Mar 24, 1923
SZ 216391
Dark, Dingy
COI: 13.42%

German Shepherd
Asta of Garastanna
Sep 2, 1930
AKC 947806
COI: 17.41%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Alf von der Webbelmannslust

Feb 23, 1925
AKC 717139 2-30 / SZ 299684
Light Grey, Black Mask
COI: 17.42%

German Shepherd
V, Ch (AKC)
Asta vom Sonnenbild

Dec 15, 1925
AKC 717986 / SZ 347266
Black, Tan
COI: 15.28%

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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