Original Name : Weimaraner
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Weimar
Male size : 23¼-27½ inches
Male weight : 66-88 lbs
Female size : 22½-25½ inches
Female weight : 55-77 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany
Weimaraners are versatile, docile dogs with a well balanced character and a real passion for hunting, able to take on pests and game. They display great perseverance, working very systematically, without being excessively lively. Their remarkable sense of smell is well known. They are also good guards, although they will not show aggression. Confident pointing and working in water, they are very good at working after the shot.
Skull in harmony with the size of the dog and the dimensions of the face.
Well defined withers, firm, muscular back without a dip, powerful chest that is not too broad.
Silver, roe, mouse gray and all intermediate shades.
Broad and fairly long, reaching approximately to the corner of the mouth.
Set a little low, below the topline, lower than other comparable breeds, powerful and well coated.
Two varieties: shorthaired, with thick, very dense, smooth, short topcoat that is nevertheless longer and denser than that of most comparable breeds; longhaired, with soft, long topcoat, with or without undercoat.
Stud book registration was introduced around 1890 in a move towards planned, controlled breeding. The longhaired variety was added to the existing shorthaired type at the turn of the 20th century, but it has never been widespread. Since those initial registrations around 120 years ago, cross-breeding with other dogs, especially pointers, have been avoided, which makes Weimaraners the oldest of the German pointing breeds.These medium to large hunting dogs are adapted to the work of a pointer: dry, very muscular but pleasingly built, with clear physical distinctions between males and females.