Originally Posted by Laurelin
Yes stipulations are the big deal which is why I would be hesitant with most people. I've seen a couple go badly If the dog washes out of its intended purpose. Things really need to be ironed out . Honestly I just want to have total control of my dog. That and I have zero desire to breed dogs ever. I migh would consider but only if I knew the other very well. Especially breeding wise. My thoughts on breeding dogs Are different than those in my breed more often than not. I wouldn't want to be obligated into something I didn't agreed with. Speaking from experience there.
If you're buying a pet from a breeder and the breeder requires their pets to be on co-ownership, there are only two things you have to worry about
: 1) If you plan to sell the dog, you won't be able to sell the dog with its papers unless the co-owner signs off (which is where one would naturally have to ask why the dog wasn't going back to the breeder in the first place), and 2) If you decided to breed the dog, you wouldn't be able to produce a registered litter unless the co-owner signed the paperwork (again, a reasonable person would have to ask why you wanted to breed a dog that was deemed and sold as pet quality). Other than that, you have total
control of your dog, because co-ownerships by themselves can not obligate you to do anything with your dog that you don't agree to.