German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Freude von Richrath

SZ 367586
Born: Jul 1, 1927
Color: Black, Grey

Breeder: Fritz Hamacher, Hilden
COI: 13.74%
Blitz von der Jüch
May 18, 1925
SZ 311804
Black, Tan
COI: 13.49%

German Shepherd
Cito vom Heerbann

Feb 1, 1923
SZ 200418
Tan, Grey, Dingy, Black Mask
COI: 17.41%

German Shepherd
Cito von Ischeland

Oct 27, 1918
AKC 394829, CKC 58308, SZ 73067
Light Grey
COI: 19.90%

German Shepherd
Bärbel vom Leopark
Jan 13, 1920
SZ 82345
Black, Tan
COI: 11.36%

German Shepherd
Hexe von der Jüch
Sep 8, 1921
SZ 133710
Black, Light
COI: 10.45%

German Shepherd
Faust vom Stolzenfels
Apr 5, 1920
AKC 467795, SZ 82455
Black, Light Markings
COI: 27.03%

German Shepherd
Lora Hildenia
Dec 4, 1913
SZ 54241
Black, Tan
COI: 7.24%

German Shepherd
Cilly Edox
Jul 25, 1925
SZ 350941
COI: 11.33%

German Shepherd
Billo vom Grunen Eck
Jul 4, 1923
AKC 514368 / SZ 254358 (Grünen Eck)
COI: 14.16%

German Shepherd
SG (Hol)
Orpal vom Grünen Eck

Aug 11, 1920
SZ 92981
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 23.16%

German Shepherd
Ulli vom Grünen Eck
Jul 18, 1921
SZ 131021
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 15.25%

German Shepherd
Thekla Herrentreu
Jan 27, 1922
SZ 148670
Light Grey, Dark Dingy
COI: 10.08%

German Shepherd
Grimm vom Boxberg
Jan 5, 1920
SZ 77551
Black, Tan
COI: 10.41%

German Shepherd
Varild Herrentreu
Apr 17, 1920
SZ 85688
Grey, Dark Mixed Colors
COI: 11.16%

German Shepherd


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

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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