Pedigree of

Patriarch Erich

AKC W283898
Born: Mar 4, 1950
Color: Black, Silver
Breeder: David D Matt

Johann of Churchill
Jul 4, 1947
AKC W132520
Black, Tan

Peter von Hertz
Sep 7, 1943
AKC A738542
Black, Tan

Nikki von Saliba
Jul 6, 1940
AKC A562547

Carin von Hoheluft
Jul 3, 1939
AKC A385881
Black, Grey, Tan

Riches Pastor
Nov 19, 1944
AKC A930725

Ch (US) 
Swift of Beach Cliff

Mar 3, 1941
AKC A699839
Black, Tan

Beach Cliff's Yo von Liebestraum
Jun 22, 1940
AKC A664792
Cream, Grey

Gallant Lady
Sep 24, 1948
AKC W129615
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Zip of Long-Worth

May 27, 1943
AKC A754984

Lliege of Long-Worth
May 3, 1941
AKC A609700

Elga von Saliba
Jun 23, 1940
AKC A449422
Black, Tan

Davies Marla
Mar 31, 1945
AKC W13094
Black, Tan, Cream

Ch (US) 
Marlo von Hoheluft

Jul 20, 1939
AKC A365354
Black, Tan

Olga of Mitzor von Abt
May 8, 1943
AKC A698505
Black, Grey, Cream

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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