Pedigree of

Carenwald's Erla

Jul 14, 1957
AKC W821863
Black, Tan
Breeder: Carolyn R Chernak

Notes: COI 9.34%

Nether-Lair's Minute Man

Sep 7, 1954
AKC W591141
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Edenvale's Nikki

Nov 26, 1951
AKC W295601
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Jolly Arno of Edgetowne

Dec 9, 1948
AKC W133268
Black, Tan

Lois of Edgetowne
Mar 31, 1946
AKC W5607
Black, Tan

Nether-Lair's Raecher
Jul 27, 1952
AKC W370615
Black, Cream

Asgard's Beowulf

Sep 12, 1950
AKC W228473
Black, Cream

Nether-Lair's Nonnie
Jul 18, 1950
AKC W314503
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Helmina von Beckgold

Jun 21, 1954
AKC W545401
Black, Brown

Ch (US) 
Ingo vom Burgunderhort

Jan 18, 1952
AKC W329501
Black, Tan, Grey

Arno von der Pfaffenau

Apr 10, 1949
SZ 733090
Black, Tan Markings

Asta vom Nibelungengold

Mar 25, 1949
SZ 737261
Black, Tan, Grey

Helma von Beckgold
Jan 5, 1947
AKC W44218
Black, Silver

GVCh (US) 
Nox of Ruthland

May 16, 1939
AKC A350676
Black, Tan

Dina von Beckgold
Jan 15, 1945
AKC W2211
Black, Cream

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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