Pedigree of

Gale (AKC)

Jun 17, 1923
AKC 392383
Black, Tan
Breeder: V C Hurt, Memphis TN

Notes: COI 25.23%

Bill Mercedes
Dec 22, 1918
AKC 262122

Artus Mercedes
Jan 22, 1912
AKC 241158
Light Grey, Dingy

Prinz vom Zellerhorn
Jun 20, 1910
SZ 21026

Jette Mercedes (1)
Dec 6, 1909
SZ 19527
Black, Brindle Markings

Usa Namrekeips
Aug 28, 1917
AKC 243005
No color given

Bill von Rammelberg

Mar 24, 1910
AKC 170642 / SZ 11246

Oak Ridge Rassa
Oct 4, 1915
AKC 209177
Wolf Sable

Fine De Beausejour
Sep 12, 1919
AKC 294435 (Import)
Wolf Grey

Wotan De Beausejour


Wotan vom Hanauerland
Feb 19, 1911
SZ 21624
Grey, Dingy, Black Mask

Gretel vom Raichberg
Apr 18, 1911
SZ 22408
Dark Grey, Dingy

Perle De Terraqueuse


Tasso von Herbrechtingen
Jul 2, 1913
SZ 53704
Silver Grey, Black Mask

Bethy Alsatia
Jan 14, 1913
SZ 40482
Light Greyish Tan, Dingy

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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