Pedigree of

Bfeffer von Birnstadt

Jun 15, 1956
AKC W970137
Black, Tan
Breeder: James S Olms

Sieg von Birnstadt
May 16, 1955
AKC W689489
Black, Tan

Asso vom Sambesi
SchH3 FH

Jun 19, 1952
SZ 849415

Karo vom Leichenfeld

Sep 18, 1948
SZ 709535

Orla vom Sambesi

Sep 24, 1948
SZ 695515

Maxi von Dorl
Jun 1, 1952
AKC W588828 (Import)
Black, Brown

Ajax vom Stieg-Anger

May 11, 1948
SZ 695650
Dark Grey

Venus vom Hooptal


Matz von Birnstadt
Feb 20, 1955
AKC W590810
Black, Tan

Volker vom Grafenstein
Feb 19, 1948
AKC W289599 (Import)
Black, Tan

Armin von Haus Bosler


Olga von der Volralb


Lisa von Birnstadt II
Apr 19, 1953
AKC W443199
Black, Cream

Ion of San Miguel
Mar 21, 1951
AKC W262703
Black, Tan

Lenke von Birnstadt
May 13, 1951
AKC W297589
Black, White

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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