The Weimaraner is a sporting dog from Germany. As much as it is well-loved for its great hunting abilities, it is also admired for it elegant features. It has a noble bearing that makes it suitable for dog shows. If you are planning to enter your Weimaraner for a dog show, you have to make sure that it conforms to the standards set for the breed.
Before anything else, you should consider the height and weight of your Weimaraner. The ideal height for this breed up to the top of its shoulders is around twenty three to twenty seven inches. If your dog measures within this range or even larger, it will pass this requirement. When it comes to the weight, a Weimaraner should weigh between fifty five to seventy five pounds. Female Weimaraners may weigh lighter than the males.
The next consideration is the coat color of your Weimaraner. The only color that is acceptable is mouse or silver gray. Some white markings on its chest are permissible, but if it has larger white marks, it is not eligible for show. Any other markings on the dog's body will also be considered a fault. It is acceptable if your Weimaraner has lighter shades of gray on its head and ears. The coat of the Weimaraner should be short and sleek. There are variations of coat types such as the long-haired Weimaraner and the Blue Weimaraner. Though these two types are fancied by some owners, they are not acceptable for show. Those who love the long-haired and blue Weimaraners continue to try to get these two coat types recognized, but they have had no success so far.
Aside from the standard characteristics that your Weimaraner should possess, there are other traits or characteristics that your Weimaraner will be judged on. The Weimaraner should have a proud head that displays courage nobility. Its muzzle and skull should be of the same length. There should be a moderate stop from the muzzle to the skull. The acceptable eye colors of the Weimaraner are gray, blue-gray, and light amber. Its ears should be fairly long, folded over and set high on the head. The color of the nose should be gray. For an adult Weimaraner, the tail should be docked to measure around six inches.
Your Weimaraner should exude an aristocratic demeanor that represents stamina, speed, grace, balance and alertness. It would work to your dog's advantage if it has other characteristics that make it endearing and admirable. The charisma of a dog contributes significantly to its chances of winning, and this is the quality that distinguishes a champion show dog from the other participants. In the end, it's also about how well your Weimaraner carries itself on the stage.