Pedigree of

Duchess von Linda Lou

Nov 25, 1957
AKC W886927
Black, Silver
Breeder: W G & C M Ball

Duke von Lewjean
Aug 28, 1954
AKC W592077
Black, Silver

Lad O Van
Oct 30, 1949
AKC W191696
Grey, Black

Buddy van de Oldehove

Feb 7, 1945
AKC A911465
Silver Grey

Queen von Schoeffelhof
Feb 11, 1947
AKC W77144

Lady von Hal
Jun 2, 1952
AKC W348358
Black, Tan

Har-Val's Jerome

Jul 20, 1950
AKC W233971
Black, Cream

Debbie von Claire
Apr 13, 1950
AKC W201151
Black, Grey

Gretina (AKC)
Jul 7, 1955
AKC W758262
Black, Cream

General von Grest
Jul 6, 1951
AKC W287095
Black, Tan

Axel of Dornwald
Apr 1, 1949
AKC W142971
Black, Tan

Sandra von der Arlan
Apr 30, 1945
AKC A951197
Black, Cream

Greta VII (W427920)
May 13, 1953
AKC W427920
Cream, Black

Ch (US) 
Shep-Aire's Duke

Apr 15, 1949
AKC W170623
Cream, Black

Grovedale's Beta
Jun 1, 1948
AKC W139936
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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