Pedigree of

Candy of Alan-Merle

Mar 25, 1958
AKC W970386
Black, Grey
Breeder: C C & Hazel A Leaf

Notes: COI 5.10%

Alf von Nienow
Nov 22, 1955
AKC W709347
Silver, Black

Ch (US) 
Alf von Grafmar

Jan 17, 1953
AKC W416180
Black, Sable
COI 8.79%

Cosalta's Banner of San Miguel
Aug 14, 1949
AKC W168464
Black, Silver
COI 9.08%

Banner of Grafmar
Feb 19, 1949
AKC W180560
Black, Cream

Gretchen von Klugehaus
Jan 22, 1953
AKC W432942
Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Jaunty of Edgetowne

Dec 9, 1948
AKC W133267
Black, Silver

Grendana's Ingrid
Sep 22, 1947
AKC W66545
Grey, Black

Dutches of Perrydale
Feb 5, 1956
AKC W689574
Black, Grey

Greenlowe's Fritz
Mar 1, 1950
AKC W214384
Black, Silver, Tan

Ch (US) 
Silver Shield of Solarheim

Nov 18, 1946
AKC W84528
Black, Grey

Winter Creek Lodge's Alma Heim
Feb 21, 1948
AKC W81277
Silver Grey

Dutches Wad-Si-La
Aug 10, 1949
AKC W172787
Tan, Black

Winter Creek Lodge's Oberst Heim
Feb 21, 1948
AKC W81284
Black, Light Tan

Baroness Gretchen Katrina
Apr 25, 1947
AKC W78820
Black, Silver

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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