Weimaraner

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Medium to large in size, the Weimaraner is a hunting and working dog. is muscular, has  harmonious and balanced way.

Personality:  Smart, alert and agile.  
 

Energy Level : Very Active.  
 

Good with children:  Yes.

 

Good with other dogs:  With supervision.

 

Grooming:  Seasonal.

 

Life Expectancy : 10-12  years old.

Bark Level: Bark when needed.

  • HISTORICAL SUMMARY  

The creation of this breed was initially focused  in the hands of professional hunters and forest rangers in Central Germany, in the regions of Weimar and Thuringia. As crosses took place, a longhaired Weimaraner variety emerged. THE  Weimaraner was consolidated and bred in a pure way, being free from crosses with other dogs, mainly Pointers. THE  Weimaraner is one of the oldest German pointing dogs.

Country of Origin: Germany.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT:  Easy to train, strong temperament and extinct for hunting and guarding, but not too aggressive, reliable and faithful.

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  • CRANIAL REGION  
     

Skull: Harmonious with the whole body, with good proportion in relation to the total length of the head, with a slight depression in the frontal and occipital region slightly marked. Usually wider in males than in females, but always balanced.
 

Stop : Softly checked.
 

  • FACIAL REGION

 

Snout:  Strong, long with straight nose bridge.
 

Nose: Dark flesh to grey, gradually merging with the color of the hair.

Jaws and Teeth:  Scissor bite with strong jaws.
 

Lips: Of moderate depth, flesh color.

 

Expression: Intelligent and alert.

Eyes: Rounded with adherent eyelids, amber in color, ranging from dark to light, puppies may be blue in color.  
 

Ears : Set high, wide and long. Rounded at their ends. When at attention, they are gently facing forward.
 

NECK :  Neck moderate, arched and muscular. Free from dewlap.
 

  • TRUNK
     

Topline: Well defined, arched neckline.
 

Back: Long and firm, well developed.

TAIL: Set low, strong and covered with hair. On alert is carried horizontally or upwards.

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Shoulders: Well defined and muscular, long and oblique.

Elbows: Close to the chest, straight and free.
 

Feet: Firm and strong, nails vary from light gray to dark grey, pads should be well pigmented.
 

HINDQUARTERS

Hocks: Almost vertical, strong.

Thighs:
  Well developed, long, strong and muscular.

Paws :  Firm and strong, nails vary from light gray to dark gray, pads should be well pigmented.

  • GAIT/MOVEMENT: Walks with good coverage under the ground. Forequarters and hindquarters always in parallel, back firm in trot.
     

  • COAT

Short Hair:  Strong, dense, adherent. With the presence  or not of undercoat.
 

Longhair: Long, soft, may be straight or slightly wavy, tail with fringe in flag. Hair between the fingers.  With or without undercoat

  • COLOR: Shades of gray, silver, doe or mouse. Small white spots are acceptable on paws or chest.  

SIZE: Males: 59 to 70 cm -   Females: 57 to 65 cm

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well-being of the dog.  

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

 

• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.

• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.

• Atypical dogs.