Pedigree of

Argo von Gercken

Jul 31, 1955
AKC W629218
Breeder: H G & Hilda M Gercken

Notes: COI: 7.66%

Abadee's Independence
Oct 6, 1954
AKC W621095
Grey, Black

SG, Ch (US) 
Cito von der Herrmannschleuse

Feb 17, 1952
AKC W480804, SZ 836501
Grey, Brown

Ajax vom Stieg-Anger

May 11, 1948
SZ 695650
Dark Grey

Nestor vom Goldborn

Jul 30, 1942
SZ 568268
Black, Tan
Cora von der Wolfslust
Mar 24, 1946
SZ 634347
Hanna von Equord

Jul 10, 1947
AKC W499602 / SZ 650333

Pirol von der Buchenhöhe

Jan 31, 1943
SZ 572905
Black, Tan Markings
Uda vom Maschtor

Jan 3, 1945
SZ 599246
Cora of Shepherd Knoll
Oct 22, 1952
AKC W388258

Ch (US) 
Baldo von der Burg

Apr 3, 1949
AKC W150865
Black, Tan

Black von Ratsmeister
Jun 5, 1947
Katjan von der Burg
Mar 17, 1942
AKC A608246
Black, Tan
Kora von der Burg
Oct 30, 1946
AKC W80996
Black, Tan

GVCh (US) 
Nox of Ruthland

May 16, 1939
AKC A350676
Black, Tan
Dinah of Maur-Ray
Apr 26, 1944
AKC A826909
Dutschess von Gercken
Nov 16, 1953
AKC W610010
Black, Grey

Ace of Harvine

May 31, 1947
AKC W49008
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Viking von Hoheluft

May 24, 1945
AKC A975143
Black, Tan

GVCh (US) 
Nox of Ruthland

May 16, 1939
AKC A350676
Black, Tan
GRX Ch (US) 
Lady of Ruthland

Nov 22, 1938
AKC A312055
Black, Tan
Elga of Maur-Ray

Oct 15, 1945
AKC A951310
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Noble of Ruthland

May 16, 1939
AKC A350674
Black, Tan
Barbara of Maur-Ray
May 13, 1943
AKC A687130
Brunhilde of Happy Hill
Nov 9, 1950
AKC W349629
Black, Grey

Butsch vom Kargenfeld
Oct 29, 1945
AKC W265851 (Import)
Black, Grey

Benno vom Schüttenkamp
Jan 30, 1936
SZ 492024
Black, Grey
Asta (Frank)

Dutchess of Majuho
May 14, 1947
AKC W55569
Black, Tan

Vir of Hallanfold
Jun 4, 1945
AKC W24840
Tan, Black
Zuerker's Bee
Aug 12, 1944
AKC W13232
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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