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               Origin and Purpose................................................................................................3





        Standard - approved December 14, 1971

               General Appearance..............................................................................................4
               Height.....................................................................................................................5
               Head.......................................................................................................................6-7
               Body.......................................................................................................................8
               Coat and Color.......................................................................................................9
               Forelegs...............................................................................................................10
               Hindquarters.........................................................................................................10
               Feet......................................................................................................................11

               Tail.......................................................................................................................12
               Gait.......................................................................................................................13
               Temperament.......................................................................................................14
               Faults and Disqualifications.................................................................................15




        Origin and Purpose



        The Weimaraner breed dates back to 13th century art and literature. The Grand Duke
        of Weimar, for whom the breed is named, is responsible for standardizing the breed
        to its modern form. The Weimaraner developed into one of the prized continental
        hunting breeds during the 19th century, excelling with various types of game. They
        exhibited instinctive hunting abilities such as tracking, searching, pointing, retrieving
        and locating downed large game. What made the Weimaraner unique was its need for

        human companionship and kind handling. With the decline of big game along with the
        introduction of guns to bird hunting, Weimaraner breeders placed more emphasis on
        pointing instincts.


        In 1896, Germany recognized the Weimaraner as a breed. Despite opposition from the
        German breed club, a few individual dogs came to North America in the first part of the
        20th century. The breed was eventually recognized in the United States and Canada.


        The Weimaraner is now used in Germany on all furred and feathered game. In North

        America, they are used almost exclusively on birds. The modern Weimaraner has
        maintained its stamina, hunting versatility and need for human bonding.





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