Pedigree of

Major Arnold

Jan 18, 1957
AKC W965564
Black, Tan, Silver
Breeder: Mrs W S Hilborn

Notes: COI 6.99%

Rebel Arko von der Dietrichaus
Apr 26, 1955
AKC W662275
Black, Tan, Silver

Diersburgs Pal
Aug 28, 1951
AKC W308583
Black, Cream

Argos vom Haus Grabia
Apr 17, 1947
AKC W271256

Wendie von Diersburg
Apr 14, 1950
AKC W200801
Black, Tan

Princess von der Dietrichaus
Jul 22, 1952
AKC W362525
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Elbourne's Dolf

Aug 15, 1947
AKC W71887
Black, Tan

Zomba vom der Winterhaus
Jul 22, 1949
AKC W219859
Black, Tan

Dixie XI
Jul 29, 1954
AKC W552436
Black, Tan

Drum of Iowa
Dec 10, 1952
AKC W410412
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Drum of Long-Worth

Feb 9, 1944
AKC A818141
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Gala of Grafmar

Jun 8, 1947
AKC W67394
Black, Silver

Silver von Gretchen
Oct 11, 1952
AKC W454597
Cream, White

Major Arno
Jul 23, 1950
AKC W224537
Black, Cream

Gretchen's Silver Lady
Apr 21, 1949
AKC W140809
Silver Grey

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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