German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Klodo von Werthenstein

AKC 571139
Born: Dec 23, 1925
Color: Black, Tan

Breeder: Arthur E Bauer, Columbus OH
COI: 9.51%
Almar von Werthenstein II
Apr 6, 1924
AKC 486531
Black, Tan
COI: 10.87%

German Shepherd
Major von Gottern
Feb 1, 1920
AKC 278640
Black, Tan
COI: 9.72%

German Shepherd
Zulu von Gottern
May 22, 1918
AKC 272004
Silver Grey
COI: 10.91%

German Shepherd
Dorothy Perkins Des Casals
Jan 23, 1917
AKC 272007
Black, Tan
COI: 5.07%

German Shepherd
Sibylle of Amaroc
Jun 22, 1922
AKC 453034 / SZ
Wolf Grey
COI: 19.12%

German Shepherd
Almar vom Werthenstein
Apr 10, 1921
AKC 399530, SZ 112553
COI: 13.78%

German Shepherd
Freia von der Burghalde
Dec 25, 1919
SZ 79784 / AKC 350858
Light Wolf Grey
COI: 15.94%

German Shepherd
Bauer's Muggins
Dec 25, 1922
AKC 365507
Wolf Grey
COI: 8.49%

German Shepherd
Palisade Dawe's Sammy
Jun 30, 1921
AKC 363635 4-23
Wolf Grey
COI: 4.33%

German Shepherd
Ador Bubenberg
May 29, 1919
AKC 286344
Black, Grey
COI: 15.55%

German Shepherd
Palisade Betty Ann
Dec 14, 1919
AKC 319122
Wolf Grey
COI: 2.14%

German Shepherd
Palisade Genoa Jennie
Jul 11, 1921
AKC 363634 4-23
Wolf Grey
COI: 8.13%

German Shepherd
Erlo vom Gigelberg
Mar 17, 1918
AKC 286346, SZ 67347
Wolf Grey
COI: 14.08%

German Shepherd
Blida Palisade
Aug 14, 1920
AKC 308800
Wolf Grey
COI: 5.65%

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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