Pedigree of

Sue X

Sep 15, 1957
AKC W964890
Grey, Cream
Breeder: Floyd A Bogenrief

Notes: COI: 5.59%

Cisco von der Rex
Apr 5, 1953
AKC W417548 [6-54]
Black, Silver

Kurt XI
May 23, 1950
AKC W241196
Black, Tan

Duke of Tonkawood
Nov 9, 1946
AKC W55061
Black, Cream

Chiquita VI
Mar 24, 1947
AKC W44084
Black, Grey

Blackie of Lady Rick
Mar 25, 1948
AKC W110035
Black, Tan

Ottawa Chief II
Apr 16, 1946
AKC W58109
Dark Silver Grey

Lady Rick
Aug 30, 1946
AKC W47604
Black, Tan, Grey

Mitsy von Hechtsburg
Jul 21, 1954
AKC W588281
Silver Grey

Lump's Sable Shiek
Nov 6, 1951
AKC W382250
Sable Grey

Lump of La Salle II
Sep 24, 1944
AKC W129547
Black, Tan

Sable II
Oct 18, 1949
AKC W236664
Black, Sable

Happy von Hechtsburg
Feb 25, 1953
AKC W512218

Rex Gelert of La Salle
Jan 7, 1951
AKC W279504
Black, Tan

Micky von Hechtsburg
Sep 7, 1946
AKC W382226
Silver Grey

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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