Pedigree (Ancestors)

Baroness of Briarcliff

AKC W891296
Born: Oct 14, 1957
Color: Black, Tan
Breeder: Dan Phillips

Ch (US) 
Letton Frohlich of Charavigne

Mar 1, 1955
AKC W818721
Black, Tan

Ch (UK) 
Letton Duskie Despot

KCSB 1223AN / KC 43403/53

Ch (UK) 
Letton My Hero


Vitalis Philomela of Eveley


Jennifer of Jonquest

KC 23673/53

Ch (UK) 
Axel vom L├╝bbecker Land

Jul 8, 1949
SZ 743688 / KCSB 950AJ
Black, Tan

Justina of Jonquest


Lady of Lindenburg

AKC W723766 (4-58)

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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