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    Black Beauty of D'Aquin

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

    Notes: COI: 13.18%

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

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

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

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

    Shepherlane von Lane
    October 5, 1949
    AKC W230964

    Dare of Long-Worth
    October 15, 1948
    AKC W158892

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

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

    Ch (US) 
    Vol of Long-Worth

    March 4, 1946
    AKC W22152
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Derry of Long-Worth

    February 9, 1944
    AKC A797520
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Ophelia of Greenfair

    November 8, 1938
    AKC A303163
    Black, Tan

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

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

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

    Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
      White Carrier
      Black 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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