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Weimaraner Standard

        Official Standard – boldface
        Interpretative Comments by Committee - Italic

        General Appearance

        A medium-sized gray dog, with fine aristocratic features. He should present a
        picture of grace, speed, stamina, alertness and balance. Above all, the dog’s
        conformation must indicate the ability to work with great speed and endurance

        in the field.

        The opening description of the Weimaraner’s general appearance with its emphasis
        on functional qualities is the key to understanding the standard. Because the Germans
        emphasized functional ability rather than physical uniformity, there is considerable
        diversity within the breed. The Weimaraner is a medium sized silver-gray aristocratic
        dog. He should be well muscled and present a picture of grace and balance, dogs
        should be masculine, bitches feminine. All body parts should flow together without any
        part being out of proportion to the whole. (Weimaraner Ways)

        Of utmost importance in discussing Weimaraner anatomy is the principle of never
        losing sight of the whole dog and the idea that no one part is ever more important than
        the sum of the dog’s parts.

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