Pedigree of

Sheba von Selhart

Nov 25, 1957
AKC W976961
Black, Silver
Breeder: Arthur W Whitman

Notes: COI 5.94%

West of Westphalen
Aug 15, 1955
AKC W655115
Silver, Black, White Feet

Cheru vom Schloss Betzenstein

Jun 17, 1950
AKC W398728
Black, Tan

Bär vom Arcoschloß

May 24, 1946
SZ 613512

Cita von der Schwarzklause


Gypsy of Altstatt
Feb 2, 1954
AKC W514593
Black, Grey

Major Mutig
Jun 28, 1947
AKC W55451
Black, Cream

Triebie's Shepherd of the Hills
Nov 18, 1950
AKC W311954
Black, Golden Fawn

Smokie von Lieberstana
May 19, 1955
AKC W610536 [12-56]
Black, Fawn Markings

Jan 30, 1951
AKC W581671
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Hans von Rutlyn

Nov 9, 1945
AKC W7340
Black, Tan, Silver

Duchess of Marcal
May 30, 1949
AKC W148745
Black, Cream

Donna von Ila
May 10, 1953
AKC W422701
Grey, Dark Saddle

Brandywine of V G

May 12, 1950
AKC W238682

Ila von Liebestanna
Mar 14, 1951
AKC W299057
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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