Pedigree of

Dana von Kurtz

Feb 3, 1958
AKC W985342
Tan, Black
Breeder: Alice M & Louis L Dunlavy

Jun 19, 1955
AKC W885465 [8-58]
Black, Tan

Rex von Stuttgard
Jul 7, 1954
AKC W530740
Black, Cream

Arko von Hainbergwarte
Mar 10, 1949
AKC W381628
Black, Tan

Cydney von Onasbruck
Jun 3, 1951
AKC W277478
Black, Cream

Mona Shepherdress Sheba
Jul 20, 1953
AKC W479923
Grey, Black Mask

Jack V
Oct 27, 1948
AKC W157120
Black, Cream

Mona's Senta Dina
Jun 12, 1952
AKC W380064

Patricia VIII (W885464)
Apr 2, 1956
AKC W885464 [8-58]
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Gusto of MacLan

Sep 24, 1952
AKC W399992
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Vol of Long-Worth

Mar 4, 1946
AKC W22152
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Liese von Liebestraum

Feb 21, 1948
AKC W100350
Black, Tan

Gretl of Hawthorne Creek
Sep 29, 1952
AKC W416605
Black, Tan

Axel vom Neutorturm
Nov 25, 1944
AKC W388751
Black, Tan

Karen of Cloudland
Jun 15, 1949
AKC W169883
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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