Pedigree of

Scharnhorst of Cypress

Nov 4, 1955
AKC W777133
Tan, Black Markings
Breeder: Lewis D Compton

Notes: COI 8.15%

Stormy of Varner Dale
Apr 6, 1952
AKC W387400
Brown, Grey

Prince III (W34163)
May 10, 1946
AKC W34163
Black, Tan

Dolfo vom Haus Eberle
Sep 28, 1942

Happy of Merrilea
Jun 5, 1941
AKC A517029
Black, Tan

Andra of Gwynllan
Nov 30, 1949
AKC W189277

Odin of Gwynllan
Jul 26, 1943
AKC A717302
Sable Grey

Nancy of Long-Worth
May 18, 1942
AKC A629480
Tan, Black

Queen of Burkett
Feb 13, 1952
AKC W418121
Silver Grey

Lake-Trail Berno
Mar 28, 1950
AKC W196050
Silver Grey

Arno La Salle of Lake Trail
May 10, 1948
AKC W113865
Silver Grey

Silver Bell of Lake Trail
Aug 3, 1948
AKC W113437
Silver Grey

High Brook Dark Rosaleen
Feb 9, 1949
AKC W122853
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Scipio of Dornwald

May 11, 1945
AKC A893173
Black, Tan

Moppet of Dornwald
May 30, 1947
AKC W52006
Black, Tan

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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