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    Lucky Spade

    February 20, 1957
    AKC W800077
    Breeder: John Annaloro

    Notes: COI: 8.24%

    Oldehove's Duke Arno III
    October 11, 1952
    AKC W416823
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Oldehove's Arno II

    December 27, 1945
    AKC W31275
    Black, Cream

    Ch (US) 
    Captain Franz van de Oldehove

    December 11, 1941
    AKC A572784
    Cream, Black

    Ch (US) 
    Ilo of Robbinswood

    June 22, 1944
    AKC A806761
    Black, Tan

    Lady Lucky van de Oldehove
    August 1, 1945
    AKC A942713
    Silver Grey

    Monlar of Billikins

    March 9, 1941
    AKC A513894
    Silver Grey

    Queen van de Oldehove
    April 9, 1940
    AKC A526019
    Black, Cream

    Priscilla Liebestraum
    August 8, 1953
    AKC W551560 [3-55]
    Black, Tan

    Sport of Palo Alto
    August 4, 1947
    AKC W121818
    Tan, Grey, Black

    Morex of Long-Worth
    May 14, 1942
    AKC A672732
    Black, Tan

    Duchess Spenceldorf
    February 26, 1945
    AKC A915371
    Black, Fawn

    Ray-Lar's Gretchen
    March 20, 1951
    AKC W405599
    Grey, Black Mask

    Rex XVIII
    March 11, 1948
    AKC W85314
    Silver Grey

    Lady Vivian Leibenthal
    December 11, 1947
    AKC W93131
    Black, Cream

    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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