Pedigree of

Duchess von Franz

Jul 24, 1958
AKC W944686
Silver Grey, Black
Breeder: Fred Hertel

Notes: COI 4.12%

Major Franz von Sickingen
Nov 27, 1956
AKC W879986

Smoky Rae
Jul 4, 1953
AKC W683342 [4-57]
Grey, Black

Smoky Joe II
Jan 28, 1952
AKC W412300
Black, Silver

Peachie Rae
Sep 12, 1949
AKC W193093

Triebie's Gray Lady Miller
Feb 2, 1954
AKC W705900
Grey, Black

Major Mutig
Jun 28, 1947
AKC W55451
Black, Cream

Triebie's Shepherd of the Hills
Nov 18, 1950
AKC W311954
Black, Golden Fawn

Princess von Honecken
Apr 8, 1956
AKC W807641
Grey, Black, Tan

Fritz von Steuben (2)
Jan 4, 1954
AKC W513931
Black, Silver

Baron von Shepwold II
Jul 14, 1951
AKC W313711
Black, Cream

Katherine the Empress
Feb 17, 1951
AKC W241139
Silver, Black

Dutchess of Brookville
Mar 24, 1955
AKC W610560
Black, Sable

Tex of Beaumont
Nov 5, 1952
AKC W579135
Sable, Black Markings

Rinny X
Sep 26, 1953
AKC W485344
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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