German Shepherd Database Project

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Follow these steps to search for a dog in the database

Number of generations: Select the number of generations you will want displayed in the pedigree

Field to search:
Search string: Enter the name, or partial name to search for. For example, entering ben will find all entries whose names contain ben. Use % as a wild card to match any characters.

COI is calculated on ALL generations and is updated weekly.

Born in the last N years:
Has parents:
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Database:German Shepherd

Search Tips

Some dogs with von, von der, vom, etc in the name have been abbreviated to just the letter "v". Searching on Fraulein von Grandix may show no results. Try searching on just part of the dog's name, such as Grandix. This will bring up all dogs with Grandix anywhere in their name, %Grandix will bring up all dogs that end in Grandix. We recommend searching on the kennel name for more results.

You can also search on color, registration number, COI and by breeder's name (last name searches are best). Again, partial search terms work better with more results.

Still can't find a dog? Check the Updates page frequently for new information. Feel free to contact us and we will try to help!

(In an effort to keep the old bloodlines from being lost, this database was started back in 1996 with an emphasis on dogs from the early 1800's thru the 1960's. Some of the 80 & 90's dogs have been entered. You may not find recent dogs, but you may find great-grandparents.) Pedigrees of your dogs can be added, please use our contact form to submit their information.

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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