German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Jiggs von Bar-Orch

AKC A217803 3-38
Born: Jul 15, 1936
Color: Black, Tan

Breeder: James P Barnes
COI: 20.84%
Ziggy von Bar-Orch
Apr 16, 1934
AKC A8474 8-35
COI: 21.71%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Anthony of Cosalta

Dec 18, 1930
AKC 802799
Black, Tan
COI: 17.14%

German Shepherd
1929 SGR, Ch (Intl)
Utz vom Haus Schutting
SchH3 ZPr

Mar 12, 1926
AKC 707401, CKC 84182, SZ 331999 (Schütting)
Black, Tan
COI: 22.16%

German Shepherd
Cricket of Cosalta
Feb 10, 1927
AKC 583576
Black, Golden Tan
COI: 16.07%

German Shepherd
Hexe von Maraldene
Jul 9, 1927
AKC 619285
Black, Cream
COI: 14.98%

German Shepherd
Sieger 1925, Ch (AKC)
Klodo vom Boxberg

Aug 20, 1921
SZ 135239 / AKC 551052
Dark Grey
COI: 14.22%

German Shepherd
Asta von Bodman
Jan 8, 1922
AKC 545982 / SZ 148200
COI: 14.88%

German Shepherd
Flodo von Bar-Orch
Jun 16, 1928
AKC 741187 8-30
Black, Tan
COI: 9.66%

German Shepherd
Sieger 1925, Ch (AKC)
Klodo vom Boxberg

Aug 20, 1921
SZ 135239 / AKC 551052
Dark Grey
COI: 14.22%

German Shepherd
Hamilton Erich von Grafenwerth

Jul 28, 1918
AKC 323540, SZ 71141
Black, Tan
COI: 24.83%

German Shepherd
Elfe vom Boxberg
Dec 16, 1918
AKC 349527 / SZ 70856
Grey, Black Mask
COI: 10.41%

German Shepherd
Romp von Senrab
Jan 26, 1920
AKC 527626
Fawn, Black
COI: 7.58%

German Shepherd
Lobo of Overlook
May 29, 1921
AKC 318979 10-21
Black, Grey
COI: 7.91%

German Shepherd
Princess Marosa
Feb 8, 1923
AKC 404959 3-24
COI: 7.44%

German Shepherd


  White Gene
  White Gene Carrier
  Black Gene
  Black Gene Carrier
  Blue Gene
  Blue Gene Carrier
  Liver Gene
  Liver Gene Carrier
  OFA Excellent Hips
  OFA Good Hips
  OFA Fair Hips
  OFA Normal Elbow
  OFA Normal Hips

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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The German Shepherd Dog Database Project makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data published at this site. We have made every effort to verify all entries, but the German Shepherd Dog Database Project is not a registry so all data included has been submitted by dog owners or taken from registry reports and AKC Stud Books. Please contact us to report any errors or omission.

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