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    Duc Arno of Ladies Man

    March 31, 1957
    AKC W984552
    Black, Tan
    Breeder: Lois V Cihak

    Notes: COI 9.69%

    Major Arno of Ladies Man
    January 22, 1955
    AKC W666454
    Black, Tan Markings

    Ladies Man of Long-Worth
    July 26, 1953
    AKC W430589
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Zeno of Long-Worth II

    June 18, 1947
    AKC W77921
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Lauralea of Long-Worth

    August 3, 1951
    AKC W274256

    Willow Grange Barbary
    May 24, 1952
    AKC W386687
    Black, Tan

    Viscount of Long-Worth
    March 4, 1950
    AKC W243946
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Willow Grange Amber

    February 14, 1949
    AKC W200625
    Black, Tan

    Fairlane Sheena
    September 28, 1954
    AKC W671450

    Drum of Iowa
    December 10, 1952
    AKC W410412
    Black, Silver

    Ch (US) 
    Drum of Long-Worth

    February 9, 1944
    AKC A818141
    Black, Tan

    Ch (US) 
    Gala of Grafmar

    June 8, 1947
    AKC W67394
    Black, Silver

    Sno-Cloud von Gretchen
    July 8, 1951
    AKC W299623

    Major Arno
    July 23, 1950
    AKC W224537
    Black, Cream

    Gretchen's Silver Lady
    April 21, 1949
    AKC W140809
    Silver Grey

    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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