Pedigree of

Black Beauty of D'Aquin

Nov 11, 1956
AKC W773302
Black, Tan
Breeder: Edward C Larson

Notes: COI: 13.18%

Kurt von Kasserlane
Nov 26, 1952
AKC W434884 [4-57]
Black, Fawn

Cito of Golden Kassel
Jun 13, 1950
AKC W250158
Black, Tan

Axel von der Gitterbrucke
Aug 31, 1945
AKC W250153 / SZ 619608
Black, Tan

Ballerine of Tahoeland
Feb 12, 1949
AKC W154292
Black, Silver

Shepherlane von Lane
Oct 5, 1949
AKC W230964

Dare of Long-Worth
Oct 15, 1948
AKC W158892

Jane of Long-Worth
Sep 2, 1946
AKC W72919
Black, Tan

Aida of Chavale
Dec 16, 1954
AKC W567443
Black, Silver

Ch (US) 
Vol of Long-Worth

Mar 4, 1946
AKC W22152
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Derry of Long-Worth

Feb 9, 1944
AKC A797520
Black, Tan

Ch (US) 
Ophelia of Greenfair

Nov 8, 1938
AKC A303163
Black, Tan

Gretchan von Scheele
Mar 29, 1953
AKC W431428
Black, Silver

Cito of Golden Kassel
Jun 13, 1950
AKC W250158
Black, Tan

Countess of Traw
Mar 17, 1949
AKC W142539
Black, Tan, Silver

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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