Pedigree of

Valiant Tara

Sep 9, 1956
AKC W792421
Black, Tan
Breeder: Earl E Bowden

Health: COI 9.37%

Gallant von Nassau
Jul 8, 1955
AKC W679180
Black, Silver

Ch (Intl) 
Doctor of Long-Worth

Aug 31, 1947
AKC W210801
Black, Tan

Ch (US) GrCh (Can) 
San Miguel's Baron of Afbor

Mar 15, 1944
AKC A887060
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Zilpah of Long-Worth

May 27, 1943
AKC A781022
Black, Tan

Cherokee von Zabergau
Jan 10, 1954
AKC W629208
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Hollywood Major

Mar 2, 1948
AKC W150745
Silver Grey

Liebchen of Seahurst
May 30, 1950
AKC W222343
Black, Grey, Cream

Cedar-Park Blume
Apr 12, 1951
AKC W355165
Black, Cream

Radar of Powellhurst
Apr 25, 1944
AKC A948114
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Hale of Long-Worth

Jun 27, 1941
AKC A601456
Grey, Black

Ch (US) 
Brackettta of Powellhurst

May 16, 1942
AKC A684745
Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Piletta of Cedar Park

Dec 28, 1946
AKC W40741
Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Pilot of the Wold

Jan 30, 1945
AKC A864068
Black, Tan Markings

Ch (US) 
Ila of Long-Worth

Jun 9, 1945
AKC W1289
Black, Cream

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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