Pedigree of

Griffith's Silver Lady

Aug 14, 1955
AKC W677642
Black, Silver
Breeder: Thomton L & Dorothy G Womack

Asgard's Lachen
Nov 20, 1951
AKC W303170
Black, Cream

VA Ch (US) 
Marko von der Wotansburg

Dec 26, 1946
AKC W208702 / SZ 630974
Black, Tan

Cralo von Haunstetten

Apr 21, 1943
SZ 574473
Black, Tan

Lucie von der Wotansburg

Aug 22, 1944
SZ 595149

Ch (US) 
Rhapsody of Grettamarc

Oct 18, 1943
AKC A746621
Black, Tan

VA, IntCh 
Odin vom Busecker Schloss

Apr 23, 1934
AKC A262642 / SZ 463301 (Schloß)
Black, Grey

Ch (US) 
Kalea of Gretana

Mar 14, 1941
AKC A533061
Black, Tan

Victoria von Haus Buell
Apr 10, 1952
AKC W413454
Black, Tan

Patrizius Des Bischofs
Mar 17, 1951
AKC W297873
Black, White Markings

Evaliant of Grafmar
Apr 16, 1949
AKC W172970
Black, Cream

Melissa von Baynor
Oct 1, 1949
AKC W208252
Silver, Black

Blida vom Holzleszeil

Apr 12, 1946
AKC W393538 / SZ 612239
Black, Tan Markings

Erik von der Hütte

Jun 15, 1943
SZ 577651
Black, tan-grey legs and markings

Anni vom Holzleszeil

Apr 6, 1943
SZ 574107
Black with tan markings

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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