“Grafmar’s Caps”

Like many other breeds, Weimaraners can gray in the muzzle as they age, but Weims have a unique characteristic that isn’t typical of all breeds. As they age, some are known to get a lighter patch of color between their ears and on the back of their head that might extend over the forehead and lighten until it’s almost white.  This is known as a “Grafmar’s Cap,” the name coming from an early and influential kennel. We don’t have permission to use the best picture we found of a Grafmar Cap, but you can see one here.  If you have a good photo of a “Grafmar’s Cap,” that you’re willing to let us use here, we’d be grateful and happy to give full credit.

Image: “Finnegan” by Alicia VanNoy Call

2 thoughts on ““Grafmar’s Caps””

  1. My Beloved Service K-9 “Maximus”, I never knew what that 3″ lighter shade of pale grey was between his ears across his head, not that it ever mattered, he was beyond beautiful & ever so handsome. Maximus’ intelligence was off the charts & training him was as simple as if he just read my mind. I honestly believe he had been. Loving & loyal & fiercely mine all mine, our soul’s converged & we belonged to each other for 11.5 wonderful years. I could not ask for a better Best Friend in this life. This photo was taken on a flight leaving from our home in Charlotte, NC to visit our previous home in Long Island, NY. All I could write about what I now know to be his Garfmar’s cap.
    I simply called it, “Maximus’ Halo”, as in my heart, he was my Heaven sent Angel, chosen by the Hand of GOD, devinely sent for only me. Till we meet again my Beautiful Boy…I love you Maximus & Thank you for my most treasured days ever.

    • Jo Ann, he was a wonderful boy and we’re sorry he’s gone, but warmed by the joy he gave you. RIP, Maximus. His Grafmar’s Cap is now indeed a halo.

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