German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Tannie von Werthenstein

AKC A517588
Born: Jun 22, 1940
Color: Tan, Grey

Breeder: Allen P Freeman
COI: 18.71%
Duke von Werthenstein (1)
Aug 12, 1936
AKC A275499
COI: 10.92%

German Shepherd
Villosa Stendhal
Jul 5, 1929
AKC 837389
Wolf Sable
COI: 11.16%

German Shepherd
Sieger 1925, Ch (AKC)
Klodo vom Boxberg

Aug 20, 1921
SZ 135239 / AKC 551052
Dark Grey
COI: 14.22%

German Shepherd
Nora von Mail

AKC 490680 / Switzerland
Wolf Grey
COI: 11.57%

German Shepherd
Patsy von Immensee
Sep 16, 1931
AKC 869806
Silver Grey
COI: 16.96%

German Shepherd
Gerri von Immensee
Oct 8, 1928
AKC 799555
Black, Tan
COI: 9.46%

German Shepherd
Klodo von Immensee
May 28, 1930
AKC 802427
COI: 9.53%

German Shepherd
Judith von Werthenstein
Jan 21, 1937
AKC A397834
Fawn, Grey
COI: 13.79%

German Shepherd
Liebert von der Wotansburg
Jul 8, 1926
AKC 640460
Black, Tan
COI: 14.13%

German Shepherd
Harry vom Labertal

Nov 1, 1922
AKC 531235, SZ 190838
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 16.00%

German Shepherd
Judith von der Wotansburg
May 12, 1924
SZ 261570
Black, Tan Legs
COI: 18.74%

German Shepherd
Gretel von Werthenstein
May 28, 1933
AKC A60662
COI: 11.81%

German Shepherd
Villosa Stendhal
Jul 5, 1929
AKC 837389
Wolf Sable
COI: 11.16%

German Shepherd
Bon Clodo von Werthenstein
May 30, 1928
AKC 757714
Black, Tan
COI: 10.86%

German Shepherd


  White Gene
  White Gene Carrier
  Black Gene
  Black Gene Carrier
  Blue Gene
  Blue Gene Carrier
  Liver Gene
  Liver Gene Carrier
  OFA Excellent Hips
  OFA Good Hips
  OFA Fair Hips
  OFA Normal Elbow
  OFA Normal Hips

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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