Pedigree of

King Christopher

Jan 8, 1958
AKC W917940
Black, Silver Markings
Breeder: Alton G & Chris Mindemann

Kuna vom Voight
Mar 5, 1955
AKC W624030
Tan, Black

Carlo vom Johanneshauch
Dec 15, 1949
AKC W241002
Black, Tan

Claudius vom Hain

Mar 11, 1944
SZ 586670

Ilse vom Sieghaus

Mar 12, 1947
SZ 635893
Grey, Tan

Oct 25, 1950
AKC W356114
Grey, Tan

Harald vom Polizeipark

SZ 631790

Britta vom Lech-Wertach-Gau
May 1, 1947
AKC W239666 (Import)

Blonka von Kirk
Dec 7, 1956
AKC W768948
Black, Silver

Count Kirk of Faerie Dell
Dec 24, 1954
AKC W570778 [4-56]
Black, Tan

Faerie Dell's Archimedes
Sep 4, 1953
AKC W550292

Guinivere of Faerie Dell
Jan 2, 1953
AKC W420939

Talton's Mickey
Dec 12, 1952
AKC W522711
Black, Cream

Earbo von de Tessdie
Sep 27, 1950
AKC W246657
Black, Tan

Nicholson's Blackie
May 14, 1951
AKC W305910
Black, Cream

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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