Pedigree of

Heidi von der Lanke

Dec 19, 1955
AKC W676090
Black, Cream
Breeder: Shirley J Palm

Bodo von der Krummen Lanke
Nov 19, 1953
AKC W587708 (Import)
Black, Yellow

Bernd vom Thomasherzerl


Arola aus der Bahnhofsallee


Duchess of Ar-Lind
Mar 15, 1953
AKC W569949
Black, Tan

Adano of K'Mar
Mar 4, 1951
AKC W274565
Black, Tan

Romp of Dornwald
May 30, 1947
AKC W57983
Black, Tan

Grace of Dornwald II
Jul 30, 1949
AKC W223280
Black, Red Tan

Oldehove's Krieguard
Jul 4, 1948
AKC W123320
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Captain Franz van de Oldehove

Dec 11, 1941
AKC A572784
Cream, Black

Sissy of Kurtz Home
Feb 4, 1947
AKC W62575
Black, Tan

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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