WEIMARANER

(WEIMARANER VORSTEHHUND)

Weimar cops have good huntsmanship, the most important is power of scent, interest in hunter and delicacy of feeling. One of the characteristics of this breed is the age-related change in the color: until two months of age with a blue-gray sky-blue eyes, the third month of their fur becomes silver-gray and his eyes are amber. The final color of eyes and hair have not stabilized earlier than in the eight-month age. There are two kind of Weimaraners: shorthair and longhaired. As for character, this dog can’t live in a cage. Weimar must be a family member and with pleasure assume all of the responsibilities that are assigned to it.

Standarts: FCI, АКС, UКС, КCGВ, СКС, АNКС.

FCI-CLASSIFICATION: FCI-Standard N°99/ 13.02.2002

ORIGIN: Germany

UTILIZATION: Hunting purpose

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: Length of body to height at withers approximately 12 : 11. Proportions of the head; from tip of nose to stop slightly longer than from stop to occiput. Forequarter distance from elbow to mid-pastern and distance from elbow to point of withers about equal.

 

HEAD. Skull: In balance with size of body and facial region. Broader in dogs than bitches, yet in both, the relationship between width of cranial region to total length of head must be in good proportion. Median groove on forehead. Slightly to moderately protruding occipital bone. Zygomatic arches easily traceable behind the eyes..

Nose: Nose leather large, protruding over the under jaw. Dark flesh colour, merging gradually into gray towards the rear.

Muzzle: Long and, specially in the male, powerful, appearing almost angular. Region of canines and carnassial teeth equally strong. Bridge of nose straight, often slightly arched, never with a concave curve. Moderately deep, flesh coloured, as are the gums. Slight labial corner. Jaws/Teeth: Jaws strong; teeth complete, regular and strong. Top and bottom incisors closely touching scissor bite.

Eyes: Amber colour, dark to pale, with intelligent expression. Skyblue in puppies. Round, set barely slanting. Lids well fitting.

Ears: Lobular, broad and fairly long, just reaching to corner of mouth. Set on high and narrow, forming a rounded off point at tip. In alterness, turned slightly forward, folded.

NECK: Good carriage. Upper line arched upwards in profile. Muscular, nearly round, not too short, clean. Becoming stronger towards the shoulders and merging harmoniously into the topline and chest.

BODY: Topline: From the arched neckline, over the well defined withers the topline merges gradually into the relatively long back. Withers: Well defined. Back: Muscular, without a dip. Not running up towards the rear. A slightly longer back, a breed characteristic, is not a fault. Loin: Broad, muscular, straight to slightly arched, transition from back to loin well closed. Croup: Pelvis long and moderately sloped. Chest: Strong but not unduly broad, with sufficient depth to reach almost to elbows and of sufficient length. Well sprung without being barrel-shaped and with long ribs. Forechest well developed. Underline and belly: Rising slightly, but belly not tucked up.

TAIL: Set on slightly lower than with other similar breeds. Tail strong and well coated. Carried hanging down in repose. When alert or working, carried level or higher

FOREQUARTERS: General appearance: High on leg, sinewy, straight and parallel, but not standing wide. Shoulder: Long and sloping. Well fitting, strongly muscled. Well angulated shoulder joint. Upper arm: Sloping, sufficiently long and strong. Elbow: Free and lying parallel to median plane of body. Turned neither in nor out. Forearm: Long, straight and vertical. Carpus (Wrist): Strong and taut. Metacarpus (Pastern): Sinewy, slightly sloping. Forefeet: Firm and strong. Standing straight in relation to median plane of body. Toes arched. Longer middle toes are a breed characteristic and therefore not a fault. Nails light to dark gray. Pads well pigmented, coarse.

HINDQUARTERS: General appearance: High on leg, sinewy and well muscled. Standing parallel, turning neither in nor out. Thigh: Sufficiently long, strong and well muscled. Stifle (Knee): Strong and taut. Lower thigh: Long with clearly visible tendons. Hock joint: Strong and taut. Metatarsus (Rear pastern): Sinewy, almost vertical in position. Hind feet: Tight and firm, without dewclaws, otherwise like front feet. GAIT/MOVEMENT: Movement in all gaits is ground covering

MOVEMENT: Movement in all gaits is ground covering and smooth. Hind and front legs set parallel to each other. Gallop long and flat. Back remains level when trotting. Pacing is undesirable.

SKIN: Strong. Well, but not too tight fitting.

Hair: Short-haired: Short (but longer and thicker than with most comparable breeds), strong, very dense, smooth lying topcoat. Without or with only very sparse undercoat.

Colour: Silver, roe or mouse grey, as well as shades of these colours. Head and leathers generally slightly paler. Only small white markings on chest and toes permitted. Sometimes a more or less defined trace occurs along the back.

Height at the the withers: Males: 59 – 70 cm. Females: 57 – 65 cm.

Weight: Males: about 30 – 40 kg. Females: about 25 – 35 kg.

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 its ability to perform its traditional work. FCI-St. N° 99 / 26.05.2015 7

SEVERE FAULTS: Widely spread woolly coat in the shorthaired variety. Extremely curly or sparse feathering in the longhaired variety. White markings except on chest and toes.
Ears: Feathering extremely short or long, not turned. Back: Severe sway or roach back. Definitely overbuilt at croup.  Particularly pronounced dewlap. Definitive bow or cow hocks. Poor angulation, definitely turned outward turned elbows. Open paws.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS: Aggressive or overly shy.  Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.  Significant deviation in type, untypical for sex.  Serious deviation in the proportions.  Size more than 2 cm outside the standard. Absolutely untypical, above lumbering or weak. Absolute disproportionate.  Extremely impaired when walking.  Skin malformations and defects.  Partial or total hair loss.  Lack of feathering on belly or ears.  Deviations from grey tones, such as yellow or brownish, tan brand.  Colour other than gray. Blue colouring.  Foreface absolutely untypical.  Facial region: Absolutely untypical i.e. distinctly concave nasal bridge. Muzzle too short, pointed, roman nose or with too short flews.  Entropion, ectropion. Slight and one sided lid defects. Jaw and teeth: Missing more than two PM1 or M3. Chest, belly: malformations; barrel chest; insufficient chest depth or length; definitely tucked up belly. FCI-St. N° 99 / 26.05.2015 8 Malformed legs.  Other malformations. Excessively aggressive towards dogs or people, excessive fear.  Clearly showing behavioural abnormalities