Pedigree of

Beaver Valley Mitzi

Jul 13, 1957
AKC W833915
Black, Brown
Breeder: Don D McMains

Wessel's King
Nov 19, 1954
AKC W570234
Silver Grey

Max Arno
Jun 19, 1953
AKC W538830 [6-55]
Black, Tan

Count Max
Jul 21, 1950
AKC W260741
Black, Tan

Blitz of Ripon
Sep 20, 1951
AKC W404875
Black, Tan Markings

Zeman's White Tulip
Apr 3, 1953
AKC W412506

White King of Ama
May 24, 1950
AKC W278182

Snow Queen Frau Karl Druchki
Feb 16, 1951
AKC W241130

McMains Princess
Dec 21, 1954
AKC W659826
Black, Tan

Duke of Wolfgang
Jan 14, 1952
AKC W365969
Black, Tan

Edgar of Dornwald
Jul 23, 1948
AKC W137080
Black, Cream

Alwanda of Friedahausen
Oct 19, 1947
AKC W60988
Black, Tan

Annette vom Barkhaven (SZ: Barhaven)
Sep 4, 1950
AKC W432410 (Import)
Black, Tan Markings

Tell vom Zehntenstein

Jul 13, 1947
SZ 647844
Black, Tan Markings

Cilly von der Hainaumühle
Jul 28, 1948
SZ 686399
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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