Pedigree of

Roxie von Smyrl

Jun 14, 1957
AKC W895166
Tan, Silver, Black
Breeder: Mrs Happy Smith

Hedgemeer's Zorro
Mar 11, 1954
AKC W684749
Black, Cream

Baron von Shepwold II
Jul 14, 1951
AKC W313711
Black, Cream

Max of Zarta von Abt
Apr 2, 1950
AKC W228542
Black, Tan

Wanna Lee von Shepwold
Jan 26, 1950
AKC W186777
Black, Cream

Lindenwald Elaine

Jul 17, 1952
AKC W495019
Black, Cream

Cosalta's Banner of San Miguel
Aug 14, 1949
AKC W168464
Black, Silver

Pola von Hoheluft
Apr 22, 1949
AKC W239925
Black, Tan

Marlene von Haus Ingeborg
Jun 1, 1949
AKC W156379
Black, Silver, Tan

Ch (US) 
Viking von Hoheluft

May 24, 1945
AKC A975143
Black, Tan

GVCh (US) 
Nox of Ruthland

May 16, 1939
AKC A350676
Black, Tan

GRX Ch (US) 
Lady of Ruthland

Nov 22, 1938
AKC A312055
Black, Tan

Enne vom Haus Ankergrund

SZ 613427

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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