Pedigree of

Sonya of Salem

Jan 1, 1958
AKC W913533
Black, Silver
Breeder: Virginia M & Frank A Miller Jr

Notes: COI 7.14%

Kurt von Edelhaus
Jun 12, 1952
AKC W396610
Black, Tan

Lord von Edelhaus
Aug 5, 1949
AKC W242894

Ch (US) 
Lord vom Zenntal

Jul 2, 1944
AKC W103301 / SZ 591767
Grey, Dark Tan Markings

Rhemba von Hoheluft
Jun 13, 1947
AKC W101146
Black, Grey

Quasta von Edelhaus
Aug 4, 1950
AKC W219381
Black, Tan

VA Ch (US) 
Quell vom Fredeholz

Sep 12, 1946
AKC W158551 / SZ 626811
Black, Grey

Rhemba von Hoheluft
Jun 13, 1947
AKC W101146
Black, Grey

Silber of Berlin
Jun 22, 1956
AKC W774632
Silver, Tan, Black

Rinny of Camden
Jul 1, 1951
AKC W337715 [10-56]
Black, Cream

Archduke of Moorestown
Mar 30, 1950
AKC W210945
Black, Cream

Dixie of Woodbury
Mar 30, 1947
AKC W100422
Black, Fawn

Lady von Horne
May 7, 1954
AKC W605727 [10-56]
Black, Grey

Theodore IX
May 17, 1948
AKC W130730
Black, Silver

Rita von Fuerstenstein
Jun 12, 1949
AKC W409747
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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