German Shepherd Dog > Thoughts on co-owning a dog (45 replies)
by yellowrose of Texas on 11 February 2012 - 05:44
From many years of listening to the BIG BAD word The courts won't honor any of my paperwork ..and many many other BAD comments
NO NO NO NO
Own your own dog, pay your own way...People change in the matter of MONEY
Money TALKS BULL CORN walks...
not the real saying but you get the Jist?
NEVER would I .. Same as PARTNERSHIPS in business deals..NO NO NO
by Rass on 11 February 2012 - 12:08
|Ahhh.. the things I have learned... LOL|
There are other breeders and other dogs in the world. You do not need to have a co ownership if you do not want to have a co ownership. Move on and find a breeder who will be there for you and so forth.
Go back and read what Molly wrote. Then read it again. And again.
Yeah.. the breeder needs you NOW. They are keeping 3 puppies.. all from the same litter.. for breeding.. That should say something right there! All three are the same genetics....
by Jenni78 on 11 February 2012 - 15:32
|I don't have much to add that hasn't already been said based on what I quickly skimmed, but I have lmao at breeders who want someone to BUY the dog, then CO-OWN it. That's hilarious, to me, and should be enough of a glimpse into their state of mind to tell you to run far, run fast. I heard one deal where the buyer paid full price, shipping, crate, health cert, etc. and was REQUIRED to title the dog and then the breeder had access for life and unlimited free breedings, as well as co-ownership on paper. WTF???????????????? The big bonus was that, get this, the buyer could also use him for stud. LOL LOL Where do these lunatics get off with that kind of thinking? |
If there are expectations on you that you wouldn't have if you owned the dog solely, then you shouldn't be paying for the dog.
I have several dogs on kind of odd arrangements; one is a "permanent foster." I own the dog on paper and can breed to him if I want to, no charge, but they pay daily expenses and the dog is theirs for all intents and purposes. I don't meddle needlessly. I was offered nearly $6k for the dog, wanted to keep him, so I gave him to this person and we have this arrangement. He got a $6k dog for nothing down and he pays expenses as he would with any other dog. I sacrificed the money in order to have access to the dog and KNOW he was in a wonderful home. It was a win-win. I have 2 others with a K9 handler and his family that I have "access" to, meaning I could breed to them if I wanted, but I sold them at a very discounted price and reserved 2 breedings if all turns out well. If not, oh well. It woudn't have been any different if I'd kept them myself, except if I had, and they didn't turn out, I'd be looking for homes for them and now, they already have them. I truly think if you are dealing with reasonable, ETHICAL people, it can work.
by cphudson on 11 February 2012 - 16:00
I've co-owned dogs before & as a breeder co-owned with other people over the years.
by Nans gsd on 11 February 2012 - 16:19
|So what is in it for you? You will gain a mentor, their experiences, their knowledge; what about financial obligations, raising the dog(s); legal obligations when they arise; at what point does your mentor sign the dog(s) over to you? Stud fees, expenses of the litter(s); you can gain all of the above without co-ownership's; AKC does not get involved if there are problems and they don't recommend co-ownerships. I would buy the dog(s) outright and carry on. Nan|
by GSDPACK on 12 February 2012 - 17:17
|I would not co-own a puppy! Breeders, not all but most who have never taken a dog to anything more than their back yard and did couple rounds of shitty heeling do not understand what it takes to raise and train and trial a dog... There are breeders who listen to people who train and are very much OK with being informed their dog will maybe make it to IPO 1 and then call it done! But most of the breeders think their puppy is a superstar, walking on water that is suitable for street work and awesome titles! Not a reality!|
I would not have a problem to co-own an adult dog, proven female or a male and the expectations are very clear as who does what! I would only take a puppy to raise, train, title and get paid by the breeder on the spot! I would not even take a puppy unless I like the dog, A LOT!