Pedigree of

Von Rick Vesper of Dresden

Jun 27, 1957
AKC W980694
Black, Silver
Breeder: Robert F & R A Nichols

Notes: COI: 7.40%

Angus La Rae
Jul 11, 1954
AKC W561512
Black, Tan

Siegfried von Diersburg
Nov 18, 1950
AKC W228576
Black, Tan

VA Ch (US) 
Quell vom Fredeholz

Sep 12, 1946
AKC W158551 / SZ 626811
Black, Grey

Ch (US) 
Dina vom Marilyn

Dec 19, 1944
AKC A911624
Tan, Black

Alice (W356338)

Apr 9, 1952
AKC W356338
Black, Tan

Rajah von Robline

Aug 8, 1950
AKC W305951
Black, Tan

Marla von Kathmil
Nov 28, 1949
AKC W176952
Black, Tan

Dark Rose of Dell K
Nov 5, 1953
AKC W485090
Black, Silver

Knight of Russwin
Jul 4, 1948
AKC W136977
Black, Silver

Seagon of Sernhaven
Apr 27, 1946
AKC W40402
Silver Grey

Honora (AKC)
Apr 15, 1946
AKC W39814
Black, Tan

Gypsy Belle
May 7, 1950
AKC W204991
Black, Cream

Kafra's Val of Grafmar
May 2, 1949
AKC W155496
Black, Cream

Caren von Hertz
Dec 11, 1947
AKC W88456

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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