Pedigree of

Celestina of Heatherside

Jun 12, 1955
AKC W630100
Black, Tan
Breeder: Violet M Schallert

Ur-Seta's Kolka
Oct 30, 1953
AKC W587233
Black, Tan

Ur-Seta's Chief of Marlo
May 20, 1948
AKC W115934
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Marlo von Hoheluft

Jul 20, 1939
AKC A365354
Black, Tan

Asta of Long-Worth
Feb 5, 1945
AKC A921251
Black, Tan

Donna II (2)
Jan 18, 1945
AKC W22694
Cream, Silver

Major Pepper Longfellow
Jul 20, 1940
AKC A447260
Black, Cream, Silver

Honey Nerissa of Berthaland
Feb 25, 1940
AKC A413168
Sable, Black, Cream

Jan of Deerhaunt Farm
Apr 27, 1952
AKC W448033
Black, Tan

Rex of Sackville
Apr 29, 1949
AKC W319129
Black, Cream

Crumstone Quicksilver


Frey of Dairycoats


Jezebel of Laurahill
Jan 15, 1948
AKC W315915
Black, Tan

Gabriel of Schaferhalde
Nov 29, 1942
AKC A683044
Black, Red Tan

June of Laurahill
Aug 31, 1945
AKC W28317
Fawn, Black

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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