German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Freia vom Oderfeld

SZ 380469
Born: Jun 15, 1928
Color: Sable

COI: 13.85%
Edi vom Trojatal

May 1, 1922
SZ 170012
Light Grey
COI: 13.98%

German Shepherd
Iwo von Stenschewo
Sep 22, 1918
SZ 69795
Greyish Tan, Dark Mask
COI: 9.01%

German Shepherd
Billo von Riedekenburg
SchH3 ZPr

Apr 24, 1913
SZ 46048
Black, Tan, Grey Markings
COI: 13.18%

German Shepherd
Jola (von Tautenburg)
Oct 16, 1914
SZ 64966
Brown, Dark Markings
COI: 7.85%

German Shepherd
Flora vom Müggelsee
Apr 25, 1918
SZ 68342
COI: 15.19%

German Shepherd
Etzel vom Herkulespark

Dec 9, 1915
SZ 62735
Grey, White, Black
COI: 11.74%

German Shepherd
Dine vom Müggelsee
Feb 5, 1915
SZ 61657
Black, Tan
COI: 17.28%

German Shepherd
Asta von der Insel Bolko
Dec 24, 1922
SZ 193023
COI: 11.51%

German Shepherd
Jung Bendix von Raffenburg
Dec 10, 1919
SZ 80159
COI: 9.30%

German Shepherd
Bendix von Riedekenburg

Apr 24, 1913
SZ 46045
COI: 13.18%

German Shepherd
Ansa von Barnstorf
Jul 19, 1917
SZ 65606
Dark Grey
COI: 4.92%

German Shepherd
Ursel Daheim
Nov 4, 1920
SZ 99627
COI: 4.43%

German Shepherd
Edi vom Herkulespark
Dec 9, 1915
SZ 62730
Light Grey, Black Mask
COI: 11.74%

German Shepherd
Norma von Vorderhaide
Apr 25, 1918
SZ 68027
Black, Tan
COI: 1.68%

German Shepherd


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

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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The German Shepherd Dog Database Project makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data published at this site. We have made every effort to verify all entries, but the German Shepherd Dog Database Project is not a registry so all data included has been submitted by dog owners or taken from registry reports and AKC Stud Books. Please contact us to report any errors or omission.

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