German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Rebel Prince of Westwood

AKC W277004
Born: Jul 1, 1951
Color: Black, Tan

Breeder: Luke L H Richards Jr
COI: 18.26%
Jul 15, 1949
AKC W233865
Brown, Black, Silver
COI: 16.33%

German Shepherd
Fritz von Grunerwald
May 3, 1947
AKC W74445
Black, Brown
COI: 14.23%

German Shepherd
Blitz van Etten von Highweed
Jul 1, 1943
AKC A705821
Black, Grey, Tan Markings
COI: 16.34%

German Shepherd
Verd Mont's Modest Franka
Apr 10, 1942
AKC A702127
Black, Cream, Silver
COI: 13.38%

German Shepherd
Venus of Norfolk
Aug 2, 1947
AKC W89075
Black, Sable
COI: 18.67%

German Shepherd
Lonach's Ambrose

Jul 19, 1940
AKC A553941
Black, Cream
COI: 18.08%

German Shepherd
Lambert's Great Surprize
Mar 23, 1946
AKC W35654
Black, Tan
COI: 18.33%

German Shepherd
Winnie of Barn-Mil
Apr 4, 1947
AKC W44711
Black, Silver
COI: 23.11%

German Shepherd
Erich von Beckgold
Jun 26, 1945
AKC A896151
Black, Cream
COI: 35.88%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Jeffrey of Browvale

Jul 16, 1943
AKC A756328
Black, Cream
COI: 30.49%

German Shepherd
Kora von Hoheluft
May 20, 1943
AKC A804618
Black, Tan
COI: 40.82%

German Shepherd
Arla of Barn-Mil
Sep 17, 1944
AKC A841931
Black, Tan
COI: 19.92%

German Shepherd
Pfeffer von Karinhof
May 23, 1941
AKC A610461
Black, Tan
COI: 18.66%

German Shepherd
Paulina von Bar-Orch
Apr 24, 1942
AKC A634030 2-43
Black, Tan
COI: 29.10%

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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