Pedigree of

Van Fossen's Guard Elizabeth

Dec 9, 1955
AKC W851803
Black, Tan
Breeder: Rollin L Oliver

Guard of Daelrudachloe
Mar 24, 1952
AKC W347150
Black, Tan

Coerte of Gulfland
Sep 6, 1948
AKC W122055
Black, Cream

Grafmar's Happy Warrior

Jul 29, 1946
AKC W53765
Black, Cream

Ocita von Grafmar
Sep 23, 1946
AKC W30594
Black, Cream

Lady Sabella von Reichman
Dec 7, 1949
AKC W197524
Black, Tan

White Warrior of Texas
Sep 2, 1947
AKC W76879

Cindy of Long-Worth
Nov 20, 1945
AKC W12613
Light Tan, Black

Elizabeth of Balegem
Dec 12, 1951
AKC W500152
Black, Tan

Tackleway Follet

KC 1307AK

Annette of Arlette


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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