Pedigree of

Young Heidi

Jun 26, 1957
AKC W842221
Black, White, Silver
Breeder: Elmer W Hedrick Jr

Notes: COI: 13.72%

Ranger Jo of Toms River
Aug 9, 1953
AKC W681708
Black, Cream

Alex vom Kargenfeld
Oct 3, 1944
AKC W256112
Black, Tan

Fels von der Saydaerhöhe
Jul 25, 1941
SZ 555286
Black, grey markings

Asta (Frank)


Lady Jo (2)
Aug 24, 1951
AKC W295171
Black, Cream

Sanclifames Captain Fritz
Oct 16, 1948
AKC W169256
Black, Cream

Lady Gretchen of Cashinn
Jun 5, 1949
AKC W145808

Young Gretchen (W474186)
Nov 11, 1952
AKC W474186
Black, Silver

Sanclifames Captain Fritz
Oct 16, 1948
AKC W169256
Black, Cream

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Viking von Hoheluft

May 24, 1945
AKC A975143
Black, Tan

Lady Wink of Squan
Oct 11, 1945
AKC A966270
Black, Tan

Lady Gretchen of Cashinn
Jun 5, 1949
AKC W145808

Captain Terry von Luy
May 1, 1943
AKC A698422
Black, Tan Markings

Suzi of Ralston
Aug 13, 1947
AKC W145804
Dark Grey, Brown, Black

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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