theWeimaraner

Friendly, Fearless, Obedient
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The Weimaraner is a fairly young breed, dating back to the early 19th century in Germany.


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at aGlance

Energy & Size

high ENERGY &
medium size

AKC Dog Ranking

34th
Most Popular Dog Breed

Personality

  • Check Fearless
  • Check Friendly
  • Check Obedient
Friendly, fearless, alert, obedient.

theBreed Standard

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  • General Appearance

    A medium-sized gray dog, with fine aristocratic features. He should present a picture of grace, speed, stamina, alertness and balance. Above all, the dog's conformation must indicate the ability to work with great speed and endurance in the field.

  • Head

    Moderately long and aristocratic, with moderate stop and slight median line extending back over the forehead. Rather prominent occipital bone and trumpets well set back, beginning at the back of the eye sockets. Measurement from tip of nose to stop equals that from stop to occipital bone. The flews should be straight, delicate at the nostrils. Skin drawn tightly. Neck clean-cut and moderately long.Expression kind, keen and intelligent. Ears-Long and lobular, slightly folded and set high. The ear when drawn snugly alongside the jaw should end approximately 2 inches from the point of the nose. Eyes-In shades of light amber, gray or blue-gray, set well enough apart to indicate good disposition and intelligence. When dilated under excitement the eyes may appear almost black.

  • Body

    The back should be moderate in length, set in a straight line, strong, and should slope slightly from the withers. The chest should be well developed and deep with shoulders well laid back. Ribs well sprung and long. Abdomen firmly held; moderately tucked-up flank. The brisket should extend to the elbow.

  • Forelegs

    Straight and strong, with the measurement from the elbow to the ground approximately equaling the distance from the elbow to the top of the withers.

  • Coat

    Short, smooth and sleek, solid color, in shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray, usually blending to lighter shades on the head and ears. A small white marking on the chest is permitted, but should be penalized on any other portion of the body. White spots resulting from injury should not be penalized. A distinctly long coat is a disqualification. A distinctly blue or black coat is a disqualification.

  • Hindquarters

    Well-angulated stifles and straight hocks. Musculation well developed.

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