Pedigree of

Seneca Siouxwahana

Aug 21, 1957
AKC W959450
Black, Tan
Breeder: Leo F & H M Bunnell

Hans von Kern

AKC W611561 (4-58)

Tyee's Diablo's Mistress
May 21, 1955
AKC W619733 [4-58]
Black, Tan

Kal-Or's Flash
Apr 1, 1953
AKC W434161 [3-55]
Black, Tan

Silver Prince of Sirius
Mar 1, 1950
AKC W200033
Silver, Black

Chavanon Alize
Sep 12, 1949
AKC W177001
Black, Tan

Lisa D'Angie of Sunset
May 17, 1954
AKC W544546
Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Ehrlich of Sunset

Aug 3, 1946
AKC W42414
Black, Tan

Bellene of Sunset
May 17, 1945
AKC W42811
Fawn, Black

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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