Source: Weimaraner Ways by Virginia Alexander and Jackie Isabell
1943 - Original Standard
Of medium size, the female scarcely less in height than the male.
The size should be a good setter's height. The muscles of the
body not so prominent as in the short haired pointer.
Rather light than heavy. Upper part of the head somewhat
narrower than that of a pointer. Occipital bone more marked
than desirable for pointers. Muzzle apparently very long,
because the trumpets lie far back, beginning at the back of the
eyes. Lips sufficient, but not excessively protruding.
The muzzle appears broad, when seen from the side seems narrower
however in relation to its length. The formation of the teeth
is similar to the pointer.
Lop-ears, light tapering, rounded
Color a little darker than hair on body
As in the pointer (cropped to 4.5cm as a puppy) Rather light than
Usually thinner than those of a pointer, but very sinewy and
standing particularly well. Paws well closed
Softer than that of a pointer
Silver, deer or mouse grey, usually lighter on the head and ears.
Toe nails should be the above colors or black.
White stars on breast and the toes are allowable, if not too
pronounced and should e bred out if possible. Slight yellow
tinges are a fault, and should be penalized, and any coat with a
decided yellow or burnt yellow is not allowed and should be
The Weimaraner by Jack Denton Scott
1944 - Revision
Weimaraners are of the sporting group of German origin. They have
been purebred for 135 years. They are by nature hunting dogs with
natural instincts for hunting Wolf and Coyote, Mountain Lion, Wild
Cat, Deer, Bear and Wild Boar.
The same natural instinct causes them to hunt upland game and pause
before stealthily following a scent or upon sighting their quarry.
Their natural instincts are readily developed into the type of
The breed is extremely intelligent – affectionate – dependable –
loyal – and a courageous protector.
They are perfectly at home in the water and will retrieve Wild Fowl
under any climatic conditions.
With these attributes, we look for the following standard points in
conformation as basic. It is not the purpose of the Weimaraner Club
of America to sacrifice the basic hunting instincts of the breed to
bench performance. The objective in breeding is the maintenance of
those qualities which have made the Weimaraner outstanding as a
Color Gray (Silver, Bright, Dark, Yellow); the Dark Gray may be
either ash or blue, often blending to a lighter shade on head and
ears. A white star on the chest is allowable, but at no other place
on the body. Any yellow tinge in such a star is a definite fault.
Look for individuality and class in carriage as an indication of
character and breeding and indicated by the head, eye, and stance.
There should be every indication of a good hunting nose well
balanced over a business-like muzzle with reasonably deep flews.
There should be a strong, clean neck gracefully joining muscular
shoulders separated by a well-developed chest – all supported by
staunch legs. The back should be moderate in length, strong, and
straight over well-developed ribs. The hind quarters should slope
gently over muscular legs with low stifles and firm feet. The whole
should sum up the maximum of power, speed, grace, and endurance,
absolutely sound fore and aft.
Weight and Height
Dogs 65 to 85 pounds; Bitches 55 to 75 pounds. Height at Withers –
Dogs 24 to 26 inches; Bitches 22 to 25 inches. Oversize should not
be considered a too serious fault if conformation is correct and
instinctive character is outstanding.
Fine featured and aristocratic. Somewhat narrower than the pointer,
or at least giving that effect because of the long muzzle and rather
prominent occipital bone and trumpets which set well back but
beginning at the back of the eye socket. The flews should be quite
deep, enclosing a powerful jaw. The foreface should be perfectly
straight, delicate at the nostrils, and the hair slightly darker
than the hair on the body, with the skin tightly drawn.
General characteristics of the hound, slightly folded and placed
rather high – soft coat.
Color – Blue-gray or amber, appearing amber to gray, dependent on
light – quite prominent when alert – and if the pupils are dilated
the eyes may appear almost black. Should be set well enough apart to
indicate good disposition and intelligence.
Well set, strong and even. Must be well developed and proportionate
to jaw with powerful scissors bite. Teeth undershot or overshot is a
Cropped to 1 ½ inches when a puppy (within 3 days). Approximately 6
inches at maturity – tendency to be light rather than heavy and
Fore – Straight, muscular and well-boned.
Hind – Muscular and evidence of driving power. Stifles well let
Firm, well arched and closed, giving evidence of ability to stand
hard work and withstand bruises. Nails should be gray, black or
The walk is rather awkward, promptly to become a perfect rhythm at a
trot and effortless ground covering grace on extended leaps.
The breed is lively, fearless, kind and obedient. They are extremely
sensitive and exceptionally smart and anxious to please. Any sign of
weak nerves, shyness, or viciousness should be heavily penalized.