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Coat and Color

        Short, smooth and sleek, solid color, in shades of mouse-gray to silver-gray,
        usually blending to lighter shades on the head and ears. A small white marking
        on the chest is permitted, but should be penalized on any other portion of the
        body. White spots resulting from injury should not be penalized. A distinctly
        long coat is a disqualification. A distinctly blue or black coat is a disqualification.

        Allowable white on the chest may be in the form of a spot or blaze, giving the

        appearance of being small and should not dominate the chest. Color should not give
        the appearance of being brown, liver or black. Coat color resembles a grayish-taupe
        and varies from very light shades to deep rich shades; all have the distinctive grayish-
        taupe tone, never a true brown or blue color. Lighter shading on the head and ears is
        referred to as the “Grafmar Cap”, and is more prominent with age. A distinctly long coat
        or a distinctly blue or black coat is a disqualification.

        Weimaraners are avid sun bathers; their dilute coat color is easily sun bleached giving
        it a more brownish cast. In addition, a breed trait while shedding is a “bulleted/spotted”
        or mottled pattern, which will disappear with the new coat.

        The Weimaraner coat color is a dilute; therefore, it is genetically impossible for a
        correctly-colored, gray Weimaraner to have a black-mottled mouth; it may have a
        gray mottled mouth.

                 Blue                                                                               Long Hair

                Gray                                                                                Mottled

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