German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Lady Rena (2)

AKC W735750
Born: Aug 6, 1956
Color: Tan, Black Muzzle

Breeder: Eugene Hablinski
COI: 19.25%
Amapar's Cralo vom Burgheim
Feb 6, 1955
AKC W576148
Black, Silver
COI: 19.37%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC), SG
Cito von der Herrmannschleuse

Feb 17, 1952
AKC W480804, SZ 836501
Grey, Brown
COI: 18.28%

German Shepherd
Ajax vom Stieg-Anger

May 11, 1948
SZ 695650
Dark Grey
COI: 16.98%

German Shepherd
Hanna von Equord

Jul 10, 1947
AKC W499602, SZ 650333
COI: 26.56%

German Shepherd
Rhoda of Maur-Ray
Jul 9, 1951
AKC W276699
Black, Tan
COI: 30.00%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Bodo of Browvale

Jun 29, 1944
AKC W2249
Black, Tan
COI: 34.24%

German Shepherd
Jean of Maur-Ray
Oct 10, 1948
AKC W114170
Black, Tan
COI: 20.78%

German Shepherd
Lady Susi
Mar 2, 1954
AKC W492821
Black, Tan
COI: 17.42%

German Shepherd
Rebel Prince of Westwood
Jul 1, 1951
AKC W277004
Black, Tan
COI: 18.26%

German Shepherd
Jul 15, 1949
AKC W233865
Brown, Black, Silver
COI: 16.33%

German Shepherd
Winnie of Barn-Mil
Apr 4, 1947
AKC W44711
Black, Silver
COI: 23.11%

German Shepherd
Queen Shep
Sep 20, 1947
AKC W80670
Black, Tan
COI: 17.91%

German Shepherd
Hugo of Ireton
Feb 26, 1946
AKC W22118
Black, Tan
COI: 16.25%

German Shepherd
Gretchen of Dalecroft
Apr 4, 1945
AKC W63965
Black, Cream
COI: 27.32%

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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