THE NORTH OF ENGLAND WEIMARANER SOCIETY (N.E.W.S.)
Kennel Club Standard
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal
characteristics, temperament and appearance including the
correct colour of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit
for function. Absolute soundness is essential. Breeders and
judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions
or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to
the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. From time
to time certain conditions or exaggerations may be considered
to have the potential to affect dogs in some breeds adversely,
and judges and breeders are requested to refer to the Kennel
Club website for details of any such current issues. If a
feature or quality is desirable it should only be present
in the right measure. However if a dog possesses a feature,
characteristic or colour described as undesirable or highly
undesirable it is strongly recommended that it should not
be rewarded in the show ring.
General Appearance: Medium sized, grey with light
eyes. Presents a picture of power, stamina and balance.
Characteristics: Hunting ability of paramount concern.
Temperament: Fearless, friendly, protective, obedient
Head & Skull: Moderately long, aristocratic; moderate
stop, slight median line extending back over forehead. Rather
prominent occipital bone. Measurement from top of nose to
stop equal to measurement from stop to occiput prominence.
Flews moderately deep, enclosing powerful jaw. Foreface straight
and delicate at the nostrils. Skin tightly drawn. Nose grey.
Eyes: Medium-sized, round. Shades of amber or blue-grey.
Placed far enough apart to indicate good disposition; not
too protruding or deeply set. Expression keen, kind and intelligent.
Ears: Long, lobular, slightly folded, set high. When
drawn alongside jaw, should end approx. 1 inch (2.5 cm) from
point of nose.
Mouth: Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete
scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth
and set square to jaws. Lips and gums of pinkish, flesh colour.
Complete dentition highly desirable.
Neck: Clean cut and moderately long.
Forequarters: Forelegs straight and strong. Measurement
from elbow to ground equals distance from elbow to top of
Body: Length from point of shoulder to point of
buttock should be greater than the height at withers, in the
approximate proportions of 12:10. Topline level, with
slightly sloping croup. Chest well developed, deep. Shoulders
well laid. Ribs well sprung, ribcage extending well back to
short, firm loin. Abdomen firmly held, moderately tucked
up flank. Brisket should drop to elbow.
Hindquarters: Moderately angulated, with well turned
stifle. Hocks well let down, turned neither in nor out. Musculation
Feet: Firm, compact. Toes well arched, pads close,
thick. Nails short, grey or amber in colour.
Tail: Previously customarily docked. Docked: Customarily
docked so that remaining tail covers scrotum in dogs and vulva
in bitches. Thickness of tail in proportion to body. Should
be carried in a manner expressing confidence and sound temperament.
In long-haired, tip of tail may be removed. Undocked: Moderately
set, thickness in proportion to body. Reaching down to hocks
and tapering towards the tip. Carried below level of back
when relaxed; may be raised when animated. Not curled over
back. Good hair cover.
Gait/Movement: Effortless, ground covering, indicating
smooth co-ordination. Seen from the rear, hind feet parallel
to front feet. Seen from side, topline remains strong and
Coat: Short, smooth and sleek.In Longhaired variety
coat from 2.2 to 5cm’s(1 to 2 inches) long on body, somewhat
longer on neck, chest and belly. Tail and back of limbs feathered.
Colour: The only correct colour is grey. Silver grey
preferable. Shades of mouse or roe grey acceptable,
blending to lighter shade on head and ears. Dark eel stripe
frequently occurs along back. Whole coat gives appearance
of metallic sheen. Small white mark permissible on chest.
White spots resulting from injuries not penalised. Any other
colour, including blue, highly undesirable.
Size: Height at withers - Dogs = 61-69cms (24-27ins),
Bitches = 56-64cms (22-25ins).
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
and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog, and
on the dog's ability to perform its traditional work..
Note: Male animals should have two apparently normal
testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
The Kennel Club: Updated October 2015