Comments on Tips for Show Dog Co-Ownership Contract Agreements

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Janet   Sumner, Washington

6/28/2014 7:59:53 AM

Co-owners are needed when campaigning a dog. It is simply a fact of life. Ads, travel, handling fees....most people cannot afford to do it on their own. Easily 10 or $20,000 for a year.

I have co-owners on my dogs because we are friends and I can keep an older friend "active" in my breed. More gift then
anything.
In almost 20 years I have had 2 go bad....certainly not enough to keep me from doing it....just have to "adjust" the contract, just like I have adjusted, over the years, my buyers contract.

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larkinvonalt   Dayton, OH

1/28/2014 1:03:55 AM

Truly the best advice is simply don't do it. The AKC discourages co-ownerships and with good reason; most of them end unhappily with dogs caught in the middle and friendships left in tatters. Most serious dog people if they haven't had a bad experience co-owning a dog know someone (or multiple someones) who have. Just. Don't. Do. It

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