by Hardworkingdawgz on 20 November 2018 - 10:11
by Hundmutter on 20 November 2018 - 16:11
This is over 25 years ago now, but my first bitch was born from a litter where the bitch, her dam, was informally co-owned in just such an arrangement. My mentor let this woman have a l/c female she had already had to 'rescue' back from her original puppy purchaser, as she was not being well cared for. I don't have a clue what the financial side of the deal was, but I do know that 'Fluff' had mates selected by my mentor, the breeder, and came home while in whelp, twice. She then had her two litters and each time went back to her permanent 'mum' after weaning. The woman then kept her as her companion afterwards, I don't think she had any further litters off her (again, I don't know whose choice that was). This was in the UK so not sure whether AKC 'Limited Registration' might complicate such an agreement ?
If you have someone in mind you can trust, and they are willing to work with you, I don't see why not do this, in theory; it could indeed solve a temporary kennel space problem. But as with all such things, you are better off putting it all in precise terms in writing, which both of you agree and sign in advance; don't leave any issues 'woolly', or it could come back and bite you.
by DuganVomEichenluft on 20 November 2018 - 17:11
by ZweiGSD on 20 November 2018 - 19:11
I currently am doing something like that. My boss (owns a boarding/training kennel) acquired a female GSD from a breeding that she liked. She wanted several litters with her but it was not a good time for her to take on another dog. She asked me if I would be interested in taking care of her and whelping out the litters, stating that she had no intention of ever taking her back from me.
She had 3 litters (9 pups, 11 pups, 10 pups). Nine pups from each litter survived. It was a wonderful experience for me and I didn't have to worry about how I was going to find owners for all the pups (reputation of kennel did that). She is now almost 8 years old and both of us are retired from having pups.
A written contract spelling things out is the smart thing to do. We did not have one but I have worked there for over 18 years and knew her for 10 years prior to that.
by Hardworkingdawgz on 21 November 2018 - 11:11
by DuganVomEichenluft on 21 November 2018 - 13:11
Good luck and Happy Holidays,
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