The breed standard is a written description of an individual breed. It describes desirable qualities in both physical attributes and the temperament of the Weimaraner. The standard describes the ideal dog; but no dog will be ideal on all standards. For a complete description of the Weimaraner breed standard, visit the American Kennel Club.
The Weimaraner is an elegant gray dog of medium size. Males should stand between 25 to 27 inches tall at the withers with females slightly shorter, standing 23 to 25 inches tall. A Weimaraner in good condition should weigh between 50 and 70 pounds. The Weimaraner’s head should be moderately long and aristocratic in appearance. Their expression is kind and conveys intelligence. The eyes should be shades of light amber, gray, or blue-gray.
The Weimaraner’s body is nothing if not imposing. These dogs are athletes and it shows in their well-muscled body. The Weimaraner coat is short, smooth, and sleek in solid shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray blending to lighter shades on the head and ears. There are less common Weimaraners coats that are blue or long-haired. Weimaraners have webbed feet and are excellent swimmers.
Their tails are docked shortly after birth and should measure approximately six inches long at maturity. The Weimaraner’s temperament should be friendly, fearless, and obedient. These dogs are extremely loyal to their family and are protective without being aggressive.