Pedigree of

Countess vom Gelnhauser

Jun 17, 1957
AKC W838116
Black, Golden
Breeder: Lysander Bovaddus Conway

Frisko vom Gelnhauser Schlosschen
Jul 10, 1954
AKC W739617 [3-59] (Import)
Black, Tan

Basko vom Gelnhäuser Schlößchen


Ilse vom Knabenbach


Laurel Cliff Gretchen
Nov 2, 1951
AKC W388552
Black, Golden

Ch (US) 
Seamair's Shawnee of Rocky Reach

Apr 7, 1950
AKC W207582
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Lorian of San Miguel

Dec 24, 1947
AKC W73342
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Lass of Seamair

Sep 30, 1943
AKC A744296
Black, Tan

Bluegrass Gretchen
Jun 2, 1950
AKC W231602
Tan, Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Bluegrass Vanquish

Jun 20, 1948
AKC W115062
Black, Tan

Dusty Draw's Bettina
Mar 22, 1948
AKC W94058
Silver, 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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