German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Derek of Cosalta

AKC 865165 vol 50
Born: Apr 3, 1932
Color: Black, Grey

COI: 15.96%
Ch (AKC)
Lio of Cosalta

Oct 27, 1924
AKC 487458 vol 42
Black, Tan
COI: 15.25%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Giralda's Iso vom Doernerhof

Jan 25, 1922
AKC 398471, SZ 148072 (D├Ârnerhof)
COI: 23.61%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Claus von der Fuerstenburg of Ardwin

Oct 13, 1919
AKC 541020 / SZ 77117 (F├╝rstenburg)
Black, Tan
COI: 17.16%

German Shepherd
Elsa vom Walrabe
Apr 10, 1918
SZ 67473
Black, Tan
COI: 20.86%

German Shepherd
Lola von der Secretainerie
SchH3 PH

Nov 18, 1921
SZ 140427 / AKC 338873
Black, Light Tan Markings
COI: 11.71%

German Shepherd
V 1921 OESGR Ch (AKC)
Gerri von Oberklamm

Aug 31, 1917
AKC 326000, SZ 65867 (Geri)
Black, Tan
COI: 17.05%

German Shepherd
Elfe von der Secretainerie
Sep 11, 1919
SZ 76744
Light Grey, Black Mask
COI: 9.96%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Heraclean Betnor

Aug 17, 1928
AKC 728874
Black, Tan
COI: 18.86%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Cito von Mundtsdorf

Apr 4, 1923
AKC 478300
Black, Grey
COI: 18.62%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Armin von Pasewalk

Sep 5, 1920
AKC 401246, SZ 98727
Black, Tan
COI: 16.31%

German Shepherd
Bera von Gothenburg
Feb 1, 1921
SZ 106923
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 13.63%

German Shepherd
Anka vom Billhof
Feb 2, 1926
AKC 714425
Black, Tan
COI: 11.41%

German Shepherd
Cuno vom Friedenstor
Dec 5, 1920
SZ 102387
COI: 11.39%

German Shepherd
Hedy Bergerslust
Apr 18, 1923
SZ 219688
Black, White
COI: 21.70%

German Shepherd


  White Gene
  White Gene Carrier
  Black Gene
  Black Gene Carrier
  Blue Gene
  Blue Gene Carrier
  Liver Gene
  Liver Gene Carrier
  OFA Excellent Hips
  OFA Good Hips
  OFA Fair Hips
  OFA Normal Elbow
  OFA Normal Hips

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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