German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Pfeffer von Saliba

AKC A365960
Born: Dec 19, 1938
Color: Black, Tan

Breeder: Joseph J Saliba & Schwyn
COI: 19.12%
Pfeffer von Bern (1)

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

German Shepherd
Dachs von Bern

Dec 6, 1931
SZ 429017
Tan, Grey, Dark Back, Light Mask
COI: 21.85%

German Shepherd
Alex vom Ebersnacken
SchH3 ZPr

Mar 20, 1930
SZ 404468
Black, Tan
COI: 18.08%

German Shepherd
Viki von Bern

Jan 9, 1929
SZ 388637
Black, Tan
COI: 14.47%

German Shepherd
Clara von Bern

Dec 30, 1931
SZ 430250
Black, Grey, Tan Markings, Black Chest
COI: 15.17%

German Shepherd
Edo vom Pagensgrub

Jul 1, 1929
SZ 395057
Black, Tan
COI: 18.62%

German Shepherd
Freude von Richrath

Jul 1, 1927
SZ 367586
Black, Grey
COI: 13.74%

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

German Shepherd
Cito von Luxemburg
Aug 30, 1930
AKC 960195
Black, Tan
COI: 12.65%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Hettel von Bodman

Apr 8, 1925
SZ 302912 / AKC 619015 / CKC 83272
COI: 13.69%

German Shepherd
Krafta of Jessford
Apr 27, 1929
AKC 723685
COI: 9.90%

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

German Shepherd
1929 SGR, Ch (Intl)
Utz vom Haus Schutting
SchH3 ZPr

Mar 12, 1926
AKC 707401, CKC 84182, SZ 331999 (Schütting)
Black, Tan
COI: 22.16%

German Shepherd
Nanka von Saliba
May 22, 1932
AKC 906406 vol 51
COI: 15.26%

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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