German Shepherd Database Project
Pedigree (Ancestors)
German Shepherd

Villosa King Steyn

AKC 637048
Born: Nov 18, 1927
Color: Wolf Sable

Breeder: C F Phillips, Marion OH
COI: 16.92%
Nox von Mail
Oct 20, 1924
AKC 490679 / SHSB 20714
Grey, Tan
COI: 12.20%

German Shepherd
1923 Swiss Working Trial Ch.
Rolf von der Heide

Jul 3, 1921
SHSB 12809 / SZ 328678
Grey, Black, Brown
COI: 12.95%

German Shepherd
Botha von Clairemont
Nov 25, 1918
SZ 70641 / SHSB 9180
COI: 18.58%

German Shepherd
Tilli Ditiberg
Feb 2, 1919
SHSB 9254
Black, Grey
COI: 6.15%

German Shepherd
Rhea von Schachengrund

Sep 28, 1921
SHSB 12730
Wolf grey
COI: 12.82%

German Shepherd
Sieger Switzerland 1920
Alex vom Rabbenthal

Jan 11, 1919
SHSB 9187
Black and Tan
COI: 8.86%

German Shepherd
Dora vom Spitzwald
Aug 8, 1917
SZ 66293 / SHSB 8808
Light Grey, Dingy
COI: 9.74%

German Shepherd
Villosa Sonya
Sep 6, 1925
AKC 502151
Black, Tan, White
COI: 10.63%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Etzel von der Ettersburg

Sep 27, 1920
AKC 327926
Black, Tan Markings
COI: 14.95%

German Shepherd
Ch (AKC)
Joselle's Dolf von Dusternbrook

Apr 16, 1918
AKC 289407, SZ 67486
Black, Tan
COI: 16.09%

German Shepherd
Ada von Jena Paradies

May 11, 1919
AKC 345489, SZ 79616
COI: 12.70%

German Shepherd
Tilli Ditiberg
Feb 2, 1919
SHSB 9254
Black, Grey
COI: 6.15%

German Shepherd
Tillo von Simplon
Sep 27, 1917
SHSB 8752 / SZ 65985
Black, Tan
COI: 9.69%

German Shepherd
Herta an der Emme
Jul 21, 1914
SHSB 8954
COI: 22.04%

German Shepherd


  White Gene
  White Gene Carrier
  Black Gene
  Black Gene Carrier
  Blue Gene
  Blue Gene Carrier
  Liver Gene
  Liver Gene Carrier
  Excellent Hips
  Good Hips
  Fair Hips
  Normal Elbow
  DM Clear
  DM Carrier
  DM At Risk

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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The German Shepherd Dog Database Project makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data published at this site. We have made every effort to verify all entries, but the German Shepherd Dog Database Project is not a registry so all data included has been submitted by dog owners or taken from registry reports and AKC Stud Books. Please contact us to report any errors or omission.

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