Pedigree of

Ginger von Valentine

Apr 21, 1957
AKC W819355
Black, White
Breeder: W G & V L Johnson

Notes: COI 7.32%

Rinty von Valentine
Feb 14, 1955
AKC W689447
Black, Golden

Prince Valiant of Knoll-Crest
Dec 17, 1952
AKC W377812
Black, Golden, Grey

Mercurio of Long-Worth

Jun 2, 1949
AKC W227735

Ch (US) 
Debbie of Knoll-Crest

Jun 22, 1948
AKC W126364
Black, Golden

Volda of Knoll-Crest
Dec 15, 1953
AKC W467446
Black, Golden

Ch (US) 
Vol of Long-Worth

Mar 4, 1946
AKC W22152
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Debbie of Knoll-Crest

Jun 22, 1948
AKC W126364
Black, Golden

Sukie von Archdale
Oct 30, 1955
AKC W749261
Black, Tan

Treu Zar Der Duke von Archdale

Jan 27, 1951
AKC W265629

Ch (US) 
Leu vom Kahlgrund

Jul 7, 1945
AKC W225168 / SZ 601066
Dark Grey

Taj Mahal of Arjax

Jun 9, 1949
AKC W160851
Wolf Grey

Alton's Rina

Mar 19, 1954
AKC W559307
Black, Tan

Tarz of Lenor
Jun 3, 1949
AKC W342888
Black, Gold

Lady Lindia von Krauth
Nov 17, 1951
AKC W327741
Black, Golden

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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