Pedigree of

Clarence (AKC)

Apr 15, 1957
AKC W981898
Black, Tan
Breeder: Theodore A Soliday

Notes: COI: 7.53%

Baron Amos of Silversmith
Aug 27, 1955
AKC W746166
Silver, Black

Cheru vom Schloss Betzenstein

Jun 17, 1950
AKC W398728
Black, Tan

Bär vom Arcoschloß

May 24, 1946
SZ 613512

Cita von der Schwarzklause


Gretchen von Schoonover II
May 4, 1954
AKC W533997
Black, Silver

Bach von Frankeim
Apr 25, 1953
AKC W425488
Black, Tan

Gretchen von Schoonover
Oct 9, 1952
AKC W374371
Black, Brown

Tinckie Bell
May 13, 1955
AKC W744113
Black, Tan

King Tut IV (W461704)
Jul 30, 1952
AKC W461704
Black, Tan

Karl von Scharnhorst
Nov 2, 1949
AKC W330589
Black, Brown

Elegie of Tatarus
Jul 1, 1948
AKC W93038
Black, Silver, Tan

Liza of Roy Ann
Dec 5, 1953
AKC W577521
Black, Tan

Sargent von Schoonover
Oct 9, 1952
AKC W374373
Black, Grey

Jody of Roy Ann
Jul 31, 1952
AKC W363912
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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