German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Lady Susi

AKC W492821
Born: Mar 2, 1954
Color: Black, Tan

COI: 17.42%
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
Fritz von Grunerwald
May 3, 1947
AKC W74445
Black, Brown
COI: 14.23%

German Shepherd
Venus of Norfolk
Aug 2, 1947
AKC W89075
Black, Sable
COI: 18.67%

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

German Shepherd
Erich von Beckgold
Jun 26, 1945
AKC A896151
Black, Cream
COI: 35.88%

German Shepherd
Arla of Barn-Mil
Sep 17, 1944
AKC A841931
Black, Tan
COI: 19.92%

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
San Miguel's Syd of Rocky Reach
Jan 28, 1944
AKC A801337
COI: 14.77%

German Shepherd
Brenda of Ireton
Aug 8, 1939
AKC A469416
Black, Tan
COI: 16.98%

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

German Shepherd
Bari of Ireton
Feb 20, 1942
AKC A766650
Black, Cream
COI: 16.91%

German Shepherd
Loxie of Ireton (Loxi)

Jan 10, 1941
AKC A669368
Black, Cream
COI: 18.54%

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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