Pedigree of

Hulga von Steinmetz Gretz

Sep 30, 1923
AKC 392741
Tan, Sable Markings
Breeder: Gretzinger's Kennels, Sidney OH

Notes: COI 24.34%

Arkus vom Blasienberg
Feb 9, 1920
AKC 325609, SZ 89532
Cream, Black

Curt von der Morgensonne

Oct 22, 1917
SZ 66087
Black, Grey

Alex vom Westfalenheim

Mar 9, 1914
SZ 59298
Black, Tan

Lutzi von der Röhte
Jul 29, 1915
SZ 61926
Black, Grey

Alma von Sparwiesen (1)
Nov 1, 1917
SZ 88421

Heinz von Zell
Apr 11, 1914
SZ 81743
Grey, Tan Markings

Landa vom Blasienberg
Jul 28, 1914
SZ 63256
Black, Tan

Gonda von der Schakensleben
Sep 28, 1922
AKC 388037
Wolf Grey, Silver Markings

Ch (US) 
Buddy of Swift Run

Dec 6, 1918
AKC 261489

David of Elmview
Apr 11, 1916
AKC 222324
Black, Tan

Winterview Patricia von Flugelrad
Mar 22, 1916
AKC 217522
Wolf Grey

Nov 18, 1920
AKC 329422
Wolf Grey, Silver Markings

Duke IV (1)
Mar 10, 1918
AKC 279910
Wolf Grey

Wanda of Plainfield
Nov 27, 1917
AKC 269080
Wolf Grey

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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