German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)

Nyx of Long-Worth

AKC A724153
Born: May 18, 1942
Color: Black, Tan

Breeder: Long-Worth Kennels
COI: 18.53%
Ch (AKC)
Garry of Benlore

Jun 8, 1940
AKC A447284
Black, Tan
COI: 22.58%

German Shepherd
Falko of Benlore
Oct 21, 1938
AKC A302151
Black, Tan
COI: 17.35%

German Shepherd
Odin vom Busecker Schloss

Apr 23, 1934
AKC A262642, SZ 463301 (SchloƟ)
Black, Grey
COI: 16.84%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Erna of Benlore

Mar 26, 1935
AKC A94925 9-36
Black, Tan
COI: 14.95%

German Shepherd
Ardis of Mergenhaus
Mar 27, 1938
AKC A249292
Black, Grey
COI: 17.38%

German Shepherd
Eburt of Benlore
Mar 26, 1935
AKC A67148 vol 53
Black, Tan
COI: 14.95%

German Shepherd
Quip of Garastanna
Apr 7, 1934
AKC 952640
COI: 20.73%

German Shepherd
Elga von Saliba
Jun 23, 1940
AKC A449422
Black, Tan
COI: 25.56%

German Shepherd
Pfeffer von Saliba
Dec 19, 1938
AKC A365960
Black, Tan
COI: 19.12%

German Shepherd
Pfeffer von Bern (1)

Jun 20, 1934
AKC A87262, SZ 466407
Black, Tan
COI: 21.15%

German Shepherd
Katie Utz Coblentz
Mar 14, 1936
AKC A236713
Black, Tan
COI: 25.63%

German Shepherd
Stella von Saliba
Jul 25, 1937
AKC A243231
Black, Tan
COI: 21.32%

German Shepherd
Arras aus der Stadt Velbert

Mar 18, 1934
AKC A81326, SZ 462958
Black, Tan Mask & Markings
COI: 15.63%

German Shepherd
Mitzie von Saliba (1)
Oct 30, 1933
AKC 976890
Black, Tan
COI: 16.67%

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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