The American Kennel Club Standard for the Weimaraner
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.
Height at the withers: dogs, 25 to 27
inches; bitches, 23 to 25 inches. One inch over or under the specified height of
each sex is allowable but should be penalized. Dogs measuring less than 24
inches or more than 28 inches and bitches measuring less than 22 inches or more
than 26 inches shall be disqualified.
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. Teeth-Well set,
strong and even; well-developed and proportionate to jaw with correct scissors
bite, the upper teeth protruding slightly over the lower teeth but not more than
1/16 of an inch. Complete dentition is greatly to be desired. Nose-Gray. Lips
and Gums-Pinkish flesh shades.
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.
Coat and Color
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.
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.
Well-angulated stifles and
straight hocks. Musculation well developed.
Firm and compact, webbed, toes well
arched, pads closed and thick, nails short and gray or amber in color.
Dewclaws-Should be removed.
Docked. At maturity it should measure
approximately 6 inches with a tendency to be light rather than heavy and should
be carried in a manner expressing confidence and sound temperament. A non-docked
tail shall be penalized.
The gait should be effortless and should
indicate smooth coordination. When seen from the rear, the hind feet should be
parallel to the front feet. When viewed from the side, the topline should remain
strong and level.
The temperament should be
friendly, fearless, alert and obedient.
Tail too short or
too long. Pink nose.
Doggy bitches. Bitchy dogs.
Improper muscular condition. Badly affected teeth. More than four teeth missing.
Back too long or too short. Faulty coat. Neck too short, thick or throaty.
Low-set tail. Elbows in or out. Feet east and west. Poor gait. Poor feet.
Cowhocks. Faulty backs, either roached or sway. Badly overshot, or undershot
bite. Snipy muzzle. Short ears.
Very Serious Faults
White, other than a spot
on the chest. Eyes other than gray, blue-gray or light amber. Black mottled
mouth. Non-docked tail. Dogs exhibiting strong fear, shyness or extreme
Deviation in height of
more than one inch from standard either way. A distinctly long coat. A
distinctly blue or black coat. Approved December 14, 1971
Taken from the American Kennel
Club web site.
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