The Kennel Club





Weimaraner




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: April 2014

CLASSIFICATION

: Gundog

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Medium-sized, grey with light eyes. Presents a picture of power, stamina and balance.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: Hunting ability of paramount concern.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Fearless, friendly, protective, obedient and alert.

HEAD

: Moderately long, aristocratic; moderate stop, slight median line extending back over forehead. Rather prominent occipital bone. Measurement from top of nose to stop equal to measurement from stop to occipital prominence. Flews moderately deep, enclosing powerful jaw. Foreface straight, and delicate at the nostrils. Skin tightly drawn. Nose grey.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Lips and gums of pinkish, flesh colour. Complete dentition highly desirable.

Eyes

: Medium-sized, round. Shades of amber or blue-grey. Placed far enough apart to indicate good disposition, not too protruding or deeply set. Expression keen, kind and intelligent.

Ears

: Long, lobular, slightly folded, set high. When drawn alongside jaw, should end approximately 2.5 cms (1 in) from point of nose.

NECK

: Clean-cut and moderately long.

BODY

: Length from point of shoulder to point of buttock should be greater than the height at withers, in the approximate proportions of 12:10. Topline level, with slightly sloping croup. Chest well developed and deep. Ribs well sprung, ribcage extending well back to short, firm loin. Abdomen firmly held, moderately tucked-up flank. Brisket should drop to elbow.

TAIL

: Firm, compact. Toes well arched, pads close, thick. Nails short, grey or amber in colour.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Forelegs straight and strong. Measurement from elbow to ground equal to distance from elbow to top of withers.

FEET

: Firm, compact. Toes well arched, pads close, thick. Nails short, grey or amber in colour.

HINDQUARTERS

: Moderately angulated, with well turned stifle. Hocks well let down, turned neither in nor out. Musculation well developed.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Effortless, ground covering, indicating smooth co-ordination. Seen from rear, hind feet parallel to front feet. Seen from side, topline remains strong and level.

COAT

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HAIR

: Short, smooth and sleek. In long-haired variety, coat from 2.5-5 cms (1-2 ins) long on body, somewhat longer on neck, chest and belly. Tail and back of limbs, feathered.

COLOUR

: The only correct colour is grey. Silver grey preferable. Shades of mouse or roe grey are acceptable; blending to lighter shade on head and ears. Dark eel stripe frequently occurs along back. Whole coat gives an appearance of metallic sheen. Small white mark permissible on chest. White spots resulting from injuries not penalised. Any other colour highly undesirable (see Introductory paragraph).

SIZE

: Height at withers: dogs: 61-69 cms (24-27 ins); bitches: 56-64 cms (22-25 ins).

FAULTS

: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.