FCI-Standard N° 99/ 13. 02. 2002 / GB



ORIGIN : Germany.


UTILIZATION : Versatile hunting dog, pointing dog.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group   7     Continental Pointing Dogs.
                                             Section   1.1  Continental Pointing, Dogs, Type « Braque » .
                                             With working trial.


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BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : There are numerous theories regarding the origin of the Weimaraner Pointing Dog.  Only so much is certain : That the Weimaraner, which at that time still contained a great deal of liam hound blood (« Leithund ») was already kept at the Weimar court in the first third of the 19th century.
In the middle of the century, before pure breeding was started, breeding was mainly in the hands of professional hunters and game keepers in central Germany, mostly in the regions round Weimar and in Thuringia.  As the days of the liam hounds passed, the dogs were crossed with the « Hühnerhund » and breeding was continued with this cross.  From about 1890 on, the breed was produced according to a plan and regarded as suitable for registration in a stud book.  Apart from the short-haired Weimaraner, a long-haired variety occurred, if only singly, since the turn of the century.  Since being admitted to the stud book, the Weimaraner has been pure bred, remaining mostly free from crosses with any other breeds, in particular, Pointers.  Therefore the Weimaraner is likely to be the oldest German « pointing » breed, which has been pure bred for about a hundred years.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Medium to large size hunting dog.  Functional working type, pleasing in shape, sinewy and very muscular.  Difference in type between dogs and bitches easily distinguished.


  • 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.
  • Forequarters : Distance from elbow to mid-pastern and distance from elbow to point of withers about equal.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Versatile, easily trained steady and passionate hunting dog.  Persevering in systematic search, yet not too lively.  Remarkable ability to pick up scent.  Ready to seize game and other prey; he is a good watchdog, without aggressiveness however.  Reliable pointing dog and worker in water.  Remarkable inclination to work after the shot.


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 GO BACK TO LIST the eyes.
Stop : Extremely slight.

Nose : Nose leather large, protruding over the underjaw.  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.
Flews : 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).
Cheeks : Muscular, clearly defined.  Definitely « clean » head.
Eyes : Amber colour, dark to pale, with intelligent expression.  Sky-blue in puppies.  Round, set barely slanting.  Lids well fitting.
Leathers : 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 : Noble appearance and carriage.  Upper line arched in profile.  Muscular, nearly round, not too short, clean.  Becoming stronger towards the shoulders and merging harmoniously into the topline and chest.

Topline : From the arched neckline, over the well defined withers the topline merges gradually into the relatively long, firm back.
Withers : Well defined.
Back : Firm and muscular, without a dip.  Not running up towards the rear.  A slightly longer back, a breed characteristic, is not a fault.
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.


General  : High on leg, sinewy, straight and parallel, but not standing wide.
Shoulders : Long and sloping.  Well fitting, strongly muscled.  Well angulated shoulder joint.
Upper arm : Sloping, sufficiently long and strong.
Elbows : Free and lying parallel to median plane of body.  Turned neither in nor out.
Forearm : Long, straight and vertical.
Pastern joint : Strong and taut.
Pastern : Sinewy, slightly sloping.
Front feet : 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.

General : High on leg, sinewy i.e. well muscled.  Standing parallel, turning neither in nor out.
Upper thigh : Sufficiently long, strong and well muscled.
Stifle : Strong and taut.
Lower thigh : Long with clearly visible tendons.
Hock joint : Strong and taut.
Hock : 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 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.



  • 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.
  • Long-haired : Soft, long topcoat with or without undercoat.  Smooth or slightly wavy.  Long flowing hair at ear set on.  Velvety hair is permissible on tips of leathers.  Length of coat on flanks 3 - 5 cm.  On lower side of neck, forechest and belly, generally somewhat longer. 

Good feathering and breeching, yet less long towards ground.  Tail with good flag.  Hair between toes.  Hair on head less long.  A type of coat similar to a double-coat (Stockhaar) with medium length, dense, close fitting topcoat, thick undercoat and moderately developed feathering and breeching, sometimes occurs in dogs of mixed ancestry.

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.  Dog with definite reddish-yellow marking (« Brand ») may only be given the classification « good ».  Brown marking is a serious fault.

Height at the withers :
Dogs :              59 - 70 cm (ideal measurement 62 - 67 cm).
Bitches :           57 - 65 cm (ideal measurement 59 - 63 cm).
Weight : Dogs :         about 30 - 40 kg.
              Bitches :      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.


  • Clear deviation from type.  Untypical sexual characteristics.
  • Gross deviations from size and proportions.
  • Facial region : Gross deviations e.g. too strong flews, short or pointed muzzle.
  • Jaws and teeth : Lack of more than two PM1 or M3.
  • Eyes : slight faults, above all slight and unilateral faults in eyelids.
  • Leathers : Definitely short or long, not folded.
  • Throatiness (dewlap), great deviation in neck shape and muscle.
  • Back : Definite sway or roach back.  Rump higher than withers.
  • Chest, belly : Barrel shaped chest.  Insufficient depth or length of chest.  Tucked up belly.
  • Gross anomalies in stance i.e. lack of angulation, out at elbows, splay feet.
  • Pronounced bow legs or cow hocks.
  • Bad movement in different gaits, also lack of free forward movement or drive, pacing.
  • Serious deficencies i.e. skin very fine or very coarse.
  • Mixture of coat varieties defined in the standard.
  • Lack of feathering on belly or leathers (leather ears).  Widely spread woolly coat in the short-haired Weimaraner or curly or sparse feathering in the long-haired variety.
  • Departure from shades of gray, such as yellow or brownish.  Tan marking (« Brand »).
  • Strong departure from correct height or weight (e.g. more than 2 cm from measurements given in the standard).
  • Slight deficiency in temperament.
  • Other serious faults.


  • Faulty temperament, i.e. shy or nervous.
  • Completely untypical, above all too heavy or too light in build.
  • Completely unbalanced.
  • Absolutely untypical, e.g. bulldog - type head.
  • Facial region : Absolutely untypical i.e. distinctly concave nasal bridge.
  • Jaws and teeth : Overshot, undershot, missing further teeth other than quoted.
  • Eyes : Entropion, ectropion.
  • Leathers : Absolutely untypical, i.e. stand-off.
  • Particularly pronounced dewlap.
  • Back : Severe sway or roach back.  Definitely overbuilt at croup.
  • Chest, belly : Markedly barrel shaped or malformed chest.
  • Legs rickety or malformed.
  • Chronic lameness.
  • Totally restricted movement.
  • Skin defects and malformations.
  • Partial or total hair loss.
  • White markings other than on chest and feet.
  • Colour other than gray.  Widespread brown marking.
  • Definitely over-or undersize.
  • Other malformation.  Illnesses which must be considered hereditary, i.e. epilepsy.

The compilers can, naturally, not list all faults which occur, the above are to be regarded as examples.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

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

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The history
In the 1897 nacque in Germany club of the race, for its dated origin much first anchor.
Paintings of century XIV, demonstrate gi to the presence of dogs from hunting grays that belonged to the noble ones of the Republic of Weimar, that they used this dog in various ways: from firm, bringing back, bringing back in water, pen, blood, trace. Still today, in Germany this moltiplicit of use comes taken advantage of, although the number of these subjects is limited, risking the extinction quite after II the World war.


  In a generalized manner

E' practically impossible not to recognize it to eye blow. Dog from hunting of medium-large ransom, the whose type adapted to the job like dog from firm, dry, very muscolato and beautiful in the shapes,   polyvalent, docile, very balanced, gotten passionate and perseverante on the land. Remarkable its fiuto, and equally its courage; it does not reveal, for some signal of aggressivit Vengono selected the two variet shaved hair and the long hair, but this last anchor much rare one between its row.
a dog from hunting, a lively dog the much, indeed liveliest one, said.
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The head in perfect harmony with the ransom of the dog; the particularly powerful long snout in the male; the eyes are color amber, from the luminosity to the dark one, the wide and rather long orecchie and the neck carried with nobilt and its melted movement and introduce great amplitude in all the sailing points.

Ransom: a male measure between 59 and i 70 cm to the garrese (ideal from 62 to 67 cm), one female from 57 to 65 (ideal between and 59 and 63 cm).

Colors: silverplated gray, gray and brunastro, gray rat and all the intermediate shadings.
Tail: attacked rather low, under the line of and the back, powerful and supply of hair folto.

To avoid
. . Skull from Bulldog and
. . Defects of the sailing points, falcata little extensive, insufficient push, Ambio.

Standard F.C. I. N99/1993


Origin: Germany


Classification the ICF: Group 7 Dogs from firm continentals Section 1.1 Type: "Hound", with job test.  

Generalita':   Dog from polyvalent hunting (firm, trace, and bringing back) of medium-large ransom, poured them in the hunting. Rispecchia morphologically the tipologia of the dog from hunting; dry ground, fort and gracile, with powerful musculature and from firm the harmonious ones; marked sexual dimorfismo.  

Important proportions: The relationship between the length of the body and the Height must be approximately 12:11. Head: the distance of the tip of the nose to the stop e' leggermente greater of the distance of the stop to the swell occipita them.   The distance of the elbowto metacarpo and the distance of the tip of the elbow to the garrese are equivalents  

Character and behavior: Docile, balanced, easy trainable. Hunter poured them, tenacious, and fan, able of one tries methodical perseverante and even if not much fast one. Pronounced abilita' in the trace, it possesses a ready attack and lively it is on the preda small that on that large one without, for this, to be never aggressive towards the man. Reliable dog from firm and bringing back also in water, stretches to continue the job   after I shoot it.



Cranial region: In equilibrium with the ransom and the dimension of the region make them. Wide Piu' in the males who in the females, nevertheless in both the relationship between the width of the cranial region and the total length of the head must be in good proportion. Light I furrow median that extends from the skull to the forehead. Leggermente or medium pronounced bone occipita them. Zigomi easy concrete plates and very inserted. Stop much light one.    

Tartufo: Wide nasal opening, sporgendo over the inferior jaw. Of intense meat color, advancedly becoming grayish.  

Snout: In the long and particularly powerful male, of aspect nearly squared when seen of profile. Jaws without difference between the portion of the canines and that one of molars. Convex, but leggermente never concave straight nasal cane, to times.  

Labbra: Moderately deep and of intense rose-colored-meat color, very like the palate. With little pronounced labilali commissure.    

Jaws: powerful.  

Cheeks: muscolose, very defined Asciutte and very carved. Dry head.    

Teeth complete, uniform and strong:Dentatura. Advanced and inferior teeth are touched, closing to scissor.  

Eyes: Color amber, from the luminosity to dark. Blue in the cucciolo. Intelligent expression. Round, but to times leggermente to almond. Adherent eyelids to the eyes  

Orecchie: Wide, lobulari, moderately long, nearly arriving to the angle of the mouth. Tight junction up. Rounded off in tip; folded. . Quando in attenzione leggermente girata in avanti.  

. Collo: Nobile durante il lavoro e nel riporto, il profilo superiore leggermente arcuato. . Muscoloso, quasi rotondo, non molto corto. . Asciutto. . Piu' forte quando si avvicina alle spalle, inserito armonicamente nel torace e dorso.


. Linea dorsale: Ben definita la linea arcuata che scende dal collo, sopra il garrese. The dorsal line emerges from the neck leggermente arch, it continues in the very pronounced garrese and finishes in the sufficiently long and very firm rump.  

. Garrese: Ben definito.    

. Dorso:Potente e muscoloso. . Il dorso leggermente lungo e' una caratteristica della razza, non e' considerato un difetto.    

. Groppa: Pelvi lunga, moderatamente inclinata.    

. Torace: Potente ma non esageratamente largo. . Sufficientemente profondo arrivando quasi ai gomiti, e sufficientemente lungo. . Costole aperte, lunghe, arrotondate   . ma non cerchiate a botte. . Sterno ben sviluppato.  

. Ventre: Leggermente retratto, ma non levrettato.    

. Coda: Attaccata leggermente piu' in basso rispetto ad altre breeds simili. . Robusta e ben coperta. . Portata in basso a riposo, e orizzontalmente o in alto durante il lavoro o in attenzione



Front limbs:  

. Generalita': arti "alti", energici, dritti e paralleli ma non aperti.  

. Spalle:Lunghe e obliqua. . Ben aderente al torace, muscolose. . Articolazione scapolare ben angolata. . Parte superiore: Inclinata, sufficientemente lunga e robusta.    

. Gomiti:Liberi e paralleli al piano mediano del corpo. . Ne aperti ne chiusi.  

. Avambraccio:Lungo, dritto e verticale.  

. Articolazione metacarpiana: Forte e tesa.    

. Metacarpo: Energico, leggermente inclinato.    

. Piedi anteriori: Solidi e forti. . In posizione verticale rispetto al centro mediano del corpo. . Dite arcuate. . Il dito piu' lungo di mezzo e' una caratteristica della razza e non e' un difetto. . Unghie grigio chiaro o scuro. . Cuscinetti plantari ben pigmentati, ruvidi.  

Posterior limbs:  

. Generalita': "alti", energici, muscolosi. . Paralleli, ne aperti ne chiusi.  

. Parte superiore: Sufficientemente lunga, ben muscolosa. . Ginocchia: Robuste e tese.  

. Parte inferiore: Lunga, tendini chiaramente visibili. . Articolazione del garretto: Forte e tesa.    

. Garretto: Energico, quasi in posizione verticale.    

. Piedi posteriori: Raccolti e solidi, assenza del 5 dito. . Del resto come piedi anteriori.  

. Movimento: Il movimento di tutti gli arti deve essere sciolto e ampio, senza sforzo. . Arti anteriori e posteriori sono tra loro paralleli. . Galoppo lungo e disteso. . Al trotto Il dorso rimane dritto. . L'ambio e' indesiderato  

. Pelle: Di aspetto sano, aderente al corpo ma non troppo  


To: Short hair: Short, pero' piu' along and piu' often nearly all the similar others breeds; the driven in, soft without sottopelo or much insufficient one and scattered cape e'.

. B: Pelo lungo: Il pelo e' lungo, morbido, liscio o leggermente piu' corto. Along the margin of the orecchie the moved hair e' along and, with or without frange, and to theirs estremita' e' admitted also the soft hair piu'. On the limbs the cape forms of the "slacks" with frange that they decrease towards the bottom; the tail e' capacity to flag and also rich it e' of frange. . Ciuffi di pelo spuntano dagli spazi interdigitali. In the subjects of mixed genetic patrimony, the cape e' constituted from sottopelo and hair of a hard and rough cover, medium length.

  . Colore: Grigio argento, capriolo o sorcino e loro   . tonalita' intermedie. . Testa e orecchie in generale leggermente piu' chiare. . Sono ammesse sul petto e sulle dita macchie bianche solo se piccole. . Casualmente sulla linea dorsale compare una striscia piu' o meno definita di colore piu' scuro. . Cani che presentano segni giallo-rossici ben definiti devono ricevere soltanto il giudizio "buono". . Macchie marroni sono un difetto grave.


. Taglia e Peso:  

. Altezza al garrese: Maschi 59 a 70 cm (ideale 62-67 cm). . Femmine57-65 cm (ideale 59-63 cm). . Peso:Maschi 30-40 kg. . Femmine: 25-35 kg



All the exceptions to the aforesaid characteristics of race are from considering of the defects that will come penalize to you based on theirs gravita'.  

. - Chiara deviazione del tipo. . Caratteristiche sessuali atipiche.

. - Gran deviazione delle proporzioni.  

. - Lieve precarieta' di temperamento.

. - Gran deviazione della taglia e i suoi rapporti

. - Regione facciale: Grosse deviazioni esempio: mascelle troppo massicce, muso troppo corto o troppo a punta.

. - Mandibole e denti: Mancanza di piu' di due pre-molari o molari.

. - Occhi: Lievi difetti delle palpebre. . Sopratutto difetti unilaterali.   .

. - Orecchie: Definitivamente corte o lunghe, non piegate.  

. - Giogaia, gran deviazione nella forma   . e muscolosita' del collo.   

. - Dorso: Linea dorsale insellata o curva. . Groppa superiore al garrese.

. - Torace e addome: torace a forma di barrile. . Poco profondo o poco lungo. . Addome arretrato.  

. - Organi sessuali: qualsiasi deviazione nella forma, consistenza o dimensione.   

. - Grosse anomalie, esempio: mancanza di angolazione, gomiti aperti, piedi al l'in fuori.  

. - Arti vaccini o cagnoli molto evidenti.  

. - Cattivo movimento nei diversi tipi, anche mancanza di scioltezza, guida e passo.

. - Mancanze gravi, esempio, pelle molto sottile oppure molto grossolana.

. - Mantello misto dalle varieta' definite dello standard.  

. - Mancanza di peli nell'addome. . Presenza sparsa e ampia di peli lanosi nel   . Weimaraner a pelo corto, o mancanza di peli lanosi oppure presenza di peli ricci nel Weimaraner a pelo lungo.

. - Altre tonalita' che non grigio, tal come giallastro o marrone. . Segni marroni.                                                       

. - Deviazioni della altezza e del peso, esempio piu' di 2 cm della media.

. - Altri difetti gravi


. Difetti squalificanti

. - Completamente atipico, soprattutto struttura troppo pesante o troppo leggera.

. - Fuori proporzioni.  

. - Difetto di temperamento, esempio, nervosismo o timidezza.   

. - Testa assolutamente non in tipo, esempio, molossoide.  

  . - Regione facciale: Assolutamente atipica, esempio canna nasale completamente convessa.

-  . Mandibole e denti:   . Prognatismo superiore o inferiore, mancanza di piu' denti di quelli nominati      . sopra.  

. - Occhi: Ectropion, Entropion.

. - Orecchie: Assolutamente atipiche, esempio, troppo distanti tra di loro.

. - Giogaia troppo abbondante

. - Dorso: Insellatura o curvatura molto evidente. Rump   . piu' alta del garrese.  

. - Petto e addome: Torace malformato o marcatamente a forma di barile.  

. - Organi sessuali: Monorchidismo, Criptorchidismo.  

. - Arti malformati o esili.

. - Displasia dell'anca.

. - Movimento contratto in tutte le sue forme.  

. - Difetti di pelle o malformazioni.  

. - Perdita parziale o totale di peli.   

. - Colore diverso dal grigio. . Macchie brunastre molto estese.  

. - Macchie bianche oltre che al petto e piedi.   

. - Taglia definitivamente superiore o inferiore.  

. - Altre malformazioni. . Malattie delle quali e' conosciuta l'origine ereditaria come per esempio: epilessia.


N.B. . I maschi devono avere due testicoli apparentemente normali e completamente discesi.