Pedigree of

Sweigart's Goldie

Jun 1, 1958
AKC W989388
Black, Tan
Breeder: Abraham S King

Notes: COI 3.20%

Park Hill's Major Fritz
Sep 28, 1956
AKC W758190
Black, Tan

Rinty of Swatara
Mar 14, 1954
AKC W580080
Black, Tan

Rex of Swatara
Mar 25, 1953
AKC W475598
Black, Silver

Vicki von Hoffmann
Nov 29, 1952
AKC W475599
Black, Tan

Breezie Hill Cinders
Sep 27, 1952
AKC W459621
Black, Silver

Golden's Valo Wolverhampton
Jun 13, 1949
AKC W235552
Black, Cream, Silver

Golden's Sable-Starr
Jun 22, 1949
AKC W235520
Black, Tan

Peggy King (W916252)
Jan 15, 1957
AKC W916252
Black, Silver

Fritz Eric-Leben of Spring Run
Jun 22, 1955
AKC W669128
Black, Tan

Eric of Sunhurst

Dec 5, 1950
AKC W268974
Black, Tan

Leben von der Weide
Nov 19, 1953
AKC W460819
Black, Silver

Fern of Sunhurst
Feb 11, 1953
AKC W393690

Jeffrey von Bengaw
Sep 3, 1946
AKC W33784
Black, Silver

Erica of Sunhurst
Dec 5, 1950
AKC W268972
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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