Pedigree of

Nocturne of Schonheit

May 6, 1956
AKC W710394
Black, Tan
Breeder: Mrs J K Miller

Dapper of Grubbenvorst
Oct 23, 1953
AKC W466935
Black, Tan

Kim X
Apr 30, 1952
AKC W333381
Black, Silver

Ferry von Grafmar
May 6, 1950
AKC W256326
Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Gala of Grafmar

Jun 8, 1947
AKC W67394
Black, Silver

Janice of Rocky Reach
Aug 25, 1950
AKC W222490
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Jolly Arno of Edgetowne

Dec 9, 1948
AKC W133268
Black, Tan

Gayle of Rocky Reach
Oct 25, 1945
AKC A985952

Bonnie VI
Sep 9, 1951
AKC W312487
Black, Cream

Barre of Ama
May 24, 1950
AKC W238405
Cream, Black

Quicksilver von Verde Mont
Dec 3, 1948
AKC W168743
Silver Grey, Cream

Kiska of Casco Bay
Apr 23, 1945
AKC A901115
Black, Cream

Dusty's Marguerite
Feb 4, 1950
AKC W214173
Black, Light Tan

Rin-Tin Tarzan of Laudydale
Nov 15, 1948
AKC W175749 / CKC 265659
Silver, Black, Tan

Stardale of Ama

(pedigree on file w/AKC, not AKC registered)

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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