Pedigree of

Bodo Bern von der Heide

Apr 12, 1958
AKC W924329
Black, Golden
Breeder: William & Anna Oppel

Notes: COI 5.79%

Donner vom Geigensee
Apr 14, 1953
AKC W561606, Import
Black, Tan

Atlas vom Dinas-Eck
SchH3 FH

Apr 6, 1949
SZ 718943
Black, Tan

Vali vom Wiegerfelsen

Apr 1, 1942
SZ 567170
Black, Tan

Elka vom Menkenmoor

Feb 2, 1947
SZ 635659
Black, Tan

Xira vom Fredeholz

Sep 2, 1948
SZ 691513

Pitzo vom Fliederschlo├č

Mar 7, 1943
SZ 572762

Quitte vom Fredeholz

Sep 12, 1946
SZ 626815

Siege Heidi of Wil-An
Oct 12, 1956
AKC W806349
Black, Silver

Bodo Von-D-Ker
Oct 2, 1952
AKC W388307
Black, Tan, Silver

GVCh (US/Can) 
Valiant of Draham

Aug 27, 1946
AKC W23705
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Oldeheyde's Carla

Sep 10, 1950
AKC W294322
Black, Cream

Amber of Sky View
Jan 26, 1955
AKC W680043 [2-57]
Black, Tan, Cream

Bodo Von-D-Ker
Oct 2, 1952
AKC W388307
Black, Tan, Silver

Cara Von-D-Ker
Aug 26, 1953
AKC W550482
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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