Pedigree of

Comet Lyra Maji

Dec 27, 1956
AKC W788770
Black, Tan
Breeder: Georg Otto Bengsch

Notes: COI: 4.80%

Shane Zarik von Hyden
Jul 4, 1954
AKC W610942
Black, Silver

Councilor of Silver Lane

Jun 10, 1950
AKC W229188
Black, Tan

Zarek von Liebestraum

Jul 19, 1948
AKC W164368

Ch (US) 
Jewel of Judex

Jun 9, 1948
AKC W138828
Black, Tan

Thekla of Whitelick Farm
Oct 31, 1952
AKC W441291
Black, Silver

Emperor Franz Joseph
Apr 17, 1949
AKC W138137
Black, Cream

Lucinda von Sarloon
Apr 3, 1950
AKC W265290
Black, Tan

Brandy VIII
Aug 30, 1953
AKC W518241
Black, Tan

Alert of Maji
Apr 20, 1952
AKC W378914
Black, Tan, Cream

Garth of San Miguel
Jun 22, 1950
AKC W207289
Black, Cream

Rica of San Miguel

Oct 4, 1948
AKC W111614
Black, Cream

Pamela Susette
May 31, 1951
AKC W316289
Black, Tan

Dax von Karpfenhof

Jun 28, 1946
AKC W107057
Tan, Black

Cissy of Hi-Land
Aug 28, 1948
AKC W135300
Dark Grey

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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