Pedigree of

Garra Farra von Kostner

Sep 13, 1957
AKC W956108
Black, Tan
Breeder: Harry W Fredrick

Char-El's Kngston von Kostner
Aug 8, 1956
AKC W824813
Black, Tan

Super Prince
Apr 30, 1954
AKC W568809
Black, Brown

Sargent von Bero
Oct 14, 1952
AKC W410722
Black, Tan

Lady of Brandenburg
Mar 5, 1950
AKC W198408
Black, Tan

Lady Middy
Sep 28, 1955
AKC W776237

Super Prince
Apr 30, 1954
AKC W568809
Black, Brown

Gorski Shepie
Jun 3, 1953
AKC W571670
Black, Silver

Philene's Joda
Apr 27, 1954
AKC W506842
Black, Cream

Immo von Ebenholz
Mar 13, 1951
AKC W284397
Black, Tan

Sigbert vom Bobertal

Aug 27, 1943
AKC W99480
Black, Brown

Assie von Astahof

Aug 3, 1946
AKC W524671
Black, Tan

Philene's Royal Challa
Feb 1, 1953
AKC W442876
Cream, Black

Audy of Kurtz Home
Sep 11, 1950
AKC W229831
Black, Tan

Margo of Kurtz Home
Feb 3, 1952
AKC W357405
Black, Cream

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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