Husker Weim Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3. We are a volunteer run organization. We have no paid staff or board members. We rely on foster homes. We are not a shelter. At Husker Weim Rescue, Inc, we have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused Weimaraners and Weimaraner mixes. We also accept owner surrenders and stray surrenders.
Many people think when a rescue is suggested for their Weim, it's because they are abused, neglected, or abandoned but that is not always the case. Sometimes it's a change of lifestyle for their owners. We strive to provide a smooth change of lifestyle for the Weimaraner as they start a new journey with a new family. We have no age limits. If a Weimaraner needs help, we help. No dog is left behind.
We are completely funded by donations. Donations make rescues and rehabilitation possible, along with finding these beautiful, smart, and extremely friendly animals homes.
About the Breed
Temperament: Friendly, Fearless, Obedient
Energy Level: Very active. Weims are athletic dogs. Speed and endurance makes them an ideal running companion.
Good with children: Yes
Trainability: Eager to please
Height: 25-27 inches (male) 23-25 inches (female)
Weight: 70-90 pounds (male) 55-75 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
Is a Weimaraner the Right Dog for Me?
Weimaraners require obedience training. Without it, they will take over your household. They are generally easy to train but can be difficult to handle and stubborn.
A fenced yard is required. Weims have a strong prey drive and will chase anything that moves.
Weims do not do well living outside or in a kennel. They have an intense need to live with their humans.
Weims are not protection dogs but are territorial. They are enthusiastic barkers when strangers come near.
Weims need to be socialized while they are still pups or intelligence can be a Weims biggest problem. They can be destructive when bored and smart dogs bore easily.
Weims are affectionate, loving, and loyal companions. They are dogs for people that want a close relationship with their dog instead of a dog to look pretty laying around. They cannot be ignored.
Weims can be real chow hounds. When standing still, you should see the outline of the last three ribs, but no more than that. Being overweight can promote spinal problems in old age.
Weims require, above all else, to be with their humans. They are intelligent, lively, affectionate, loyal, and stubborn. A picture of grace, speed, stamina and balance. Capable of working a long day in the field, they are also happy taking a nap on your lap. They have a strong need to please and need exercise every day.
The Weim is NOT a breed for everyone. They are very smart and demanding dogs. They will not be ignored and are not suitable for people that don't have time and energy to devote to their needs.
Weims are good with children and can usually be trained (if started young) to get along with cats.
Weims are people-oriented dogs. Their most notable trait is their need to be with their humans all the time. They will do anything you ask. About the only thing this breed can't do is "nothing".