Pedigree of

Duke of Sunrise Addition

Dec 20, 1955
AKC W680474
Black, Silver
Breeder: Richard H Veren

Pierless Silver Chief
Sep 5, 1953
AKC W454486

Fritz von Ruhmstall
Sep 7, 1946
AKC W57739
Silver Grey, Black Muzzle

Mar 30, 1945
AKC A898205
Cream, Tan, Black

Apr 8, 1944
AKC A947996
Black, Grey, Silver

Linda L von Ruhmstall
Sep 15, 1948
AKC W144094
Silver, Dark Muzzle

Fritz von Ruhmstall
Sep 7, 1946
AKC W57739
Silver Grey, Black Muzzle

Snowbird von der Lindenau
Aug 24, 1947
AKC W77601
Silver Grey

Pierless Black Pal
May 28, 1954
AKC W626499
Black, Silver

Hi-Lite Smokey
Jun 13, 1950
AKC W495449

Ottawa Chief II
Apr 16, 1946
AKC W58109
Dark Silver Grey

Judy of Chlodolf
Nov 27, 1947
AKC W110106
Dark Grey

Pierless Aristocratic Lady
May 8, 1952
AKC W391312
Black, Tan

Count Topohill
Nov 27, 1950
AKC W269707
Silver Grey

Princess of La Salle II
Jun 7, 1949
AKC W290845
Black, Cream, 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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