Pedigree of

Merri-Lee of Rosthaven

Aug 9, 1956
AKC W734788
Black, Silver
Breeder: Shirley Frimerman

Notes: COI: 3.76%

Conrad of Franconia
Feb 2, 1954
AKC W495415
Black, Cream

Teddy of Reedland
Oct 18, 1948
AKC W131350
Black, Cream

Saxonland's King
Jun 24, 1947
AKC W68067
Black, Tan

Dolly vom Menkenmoor
Aug 5, 1946

Zarita Belle
Sep 26, 1951
AKC W405973
Black, Golden Cream

Zarek von Abt
Apr 2, 1950
AKC W212729

Bonny of Ama
Jun 13, 1949
AKC W184076
Cream, Black

Lady Shep
Nov 19, 1951
AKC W309150
Black, Silver

De Palma's Bendix
Feb 5, 1949
AKC W155525
Black, Tan

Alert of Leetin
Oct 31, 1947
AKC W67891
Wolf Sable

Cap (2)
Dec 15, 1946
AKC W238460
Black, Tan

Gloria's Schatzy
Jun 18, 1950
AKC W216516
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Adalo vom Haus Berra

Jul 11, 1947
AKC W233459

Sabo's Schatz
Oct 6, 1947
AKC W71427
Black, Tan

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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