Pedigree of


Mar 16, 1956
AKC W804621
Black, Tan
Breeder: H E Smith

Feb 10, 1953
AKC W419282
Black, Cream

Lash von Cochran
Dec 20, 1948
AKC W170526
Black, Cream

B-17 of Grafmar
Mar 17, 1944
AKC A792784
Black, Cream

Lady Wilhelmina
Nov 23, 1947
AKC W87886
Tan, Black Markings

Oldehove's Fransee
May 21, 1951
AKC W321500
Black, Cream

Oldehove's Captain Ace
Aug 1, 1948
AKC W155802
Black, Cream

Princess Vicki
Jul 3, 1946
AKC W94906
Black, Tan

Queenee Bee
Jul 1, 1954
AKC W525743
Black, Tan

Beau Brummel of Oakland
Jan 10, 1952
AKC W513337
Black, Tan

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Dandy of Walruth

Jul 16, 1944
AKC A850677

Gerry II
Sep 15, 1949
AKC W224732
Black, Tan

Candy Girl
Sep 1, 1951
AKC W287257
Black, Tan

Silver Son of Rocky Reach
Oct 3, 1946
AKC W31506
Black, Silver

Heidi Raduc von Abt
Jun 28, 1947
AKC W126289
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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