Pedigree of

Guide Dogs Beau

Jul 21, 1951
AKC W989764
Black, Tan
Breeder: Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc

Guide Dogs Flash
Jan 7, 1950
AKC W989763
Black, Tan

Frank of Ledge Acres
Dec 8, 1947
AKC W144766
Black, Tan

Vosefeld's Arras

Oct 26, 1944
AKC A989282
Tan, Black Markings

Helen of Ledge Acres
Jun 8, 1946
AKC W52042
Grey, Dark Mask

Vosefeld's Anita
Dec 21, 1945
AKC W3545
Black, Tan Markings

Tommy of Merrilea
May 29, 1937
AKC A230612
Black, Silver

Vosefeld's Sue von Belvedere

Sep 29, 1944
AKC A967338
Black, Light Tan

Britta von Modenapark
Feb 22, 1946
AKC W739098 (Import)
Black, Silver, Tan

Harry vom Knerling


Burga vom Haus Arnold


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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