Pedigree of

Erika von der Heide

Oct 20, 1957
AKC W870406
Black, White
Breeder: J R & B A Beavers

Notes: COI 5.65%

Rex vom Siebengebirge
Jul 7, 1956
AKC W733496
Black, Silver

Prince of Many Acres
Dec 10, 1954
AKC W665924
Black, Silver

Fritz of Grafenua
Aug 6, 1952
AKC W372921
Black, Silver

Lisa von Hallmark
Sep 2, 1953
AKC W527867

Lady of Many Acres
Jun 9, 1954
AKC W610631
Black, Silver

Peter the Great III (W220646)
Jul 14, 1950
AKC W220646
Black, Cream

Queen Regina von Hapsburg
May 26, 1952
AKC W414902
Black, Grey

Tania von der Wartburg
Apr 3, 1955
AKC W820841
Silver, Black

Baron of Art'Gra
May 19, 1951
AKC W268636
Black, Silver

Edgar of Dornwald
Jul 23, 1948
AKC W137080
Black, Cream

Krista of Temagini
Feb 16, 1947
AKC W83529
Black, Tan

Fawn Terrapin von Schleifer
Aug 2, 1952
AKC W359054
Tan, Black

Edgar of Dornwald
Jul 23, 1948
AKC W137080
Black, Cream

Alwanda of Friedahausen
Oct 19, 1947
AKC W60988
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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