Pedigree of

Patty Anne

Sep 8, 1957
AKC W902599
Black, Tan
Breeder: Lois Ammon

Har-Kil's Bataan
Jan 15, 1950
AKC W223904
Black, Tan

Cillo Seelenvater


Carlo vom Tannenberg Denkmal


Gisa Seelenvater


Har-Val's Betty
Feb 15, 1948
AKC W84664
Black, Cream

Arno vom Haus Zurn
Nov 13, 1944
AKC W254387
Black, Tan

Grovedale's Pfiest

May 12, 1946
AKC W25155
Black, Tan

Pandora of Fairview
Sep 15, 1955
AKC W695072
Black, Tan

Fredrick Astor Thackston
Jan 29, 1954
AKC W520920
Black, Tan

Astor Smoky
Jul 21, 1950
AKC W216985

Pattie II
Nov 10, 1952
AKC W454472

Gloria of Marvilla
Sep 2, 1954
AKC W592250
Black, Tan

Count Vonsam Niren
Jan 28, 1952
AKC W324563

Willeo Donna von Setag
Apr 27, 1950
AKC W192982
Black, 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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