My friend was selling a show dog on condominium. The dog turned out to be unsuitable for breeding (she bites!). The owner (new to dog breeding) continued with plans to breed the dog after getting her championship and health discounts. My friend informed the owner that as a breeder she did not want the dog to be grown and offered to replace her. She was ignored and could see that the supervisor continued with the breeding plans. We brought this issue to the AKC representative at an American Spaniel Club Show, and we were told, “The AKC is not interested in disputes between co-owners, and we will sign instead of the co-owner who will not sign registration papers.” My girlfriend was so angry that she quickly took her name from the dog. It was cultivated while my girlfriend sent information to the owner of the stud farm and asked her not to raise this dog. She did it anyway, which is a violation of our club`s code of ethics. Other instructions or agreements: _______ If you have any doubts or feel that the breeder is asking for too much, do not do it.

There are many puppies sold without co-ownership. Once you`ve brought the puppy home and he`s part of your family, it can be very difficult to get out of a condo. Many breeders are now demanding co-ownership for all show puppies. They do this to protect the dog from being raised in an unethical manner. Once the dog has shares and a champion title or other requirement is met, the dog is then handed over to the owner. I found another article written by a lawyer that discusses different scenarios in which a condominium can go wrong and the statements that can be added to condominium contracts that can help avoid these problems. This is a great read when you`re considering owning a dog. Here is the link: www.lawfordogs.com/assets/PDFs/lmc%20coownership.pdf condominium is if two or more people have their owner name on a dog`s AKC registration documents. Co-ownership can be beneficial for ranchers and new owners for several reasons, but AKC officially disapproves of co-ownership due to the legal tangles that can result and will not intervene in property disputes unless it has gone to court and a court has made a decision. In these rare cases, they will be behind the court decisions. There are many reasons for co-ownership, but if you have a new puppy, it is normally the breeder who requests the co-ownership, and a written contract by the breeder and signed by both parties normally dictates the conditions for the entire life of the co-ownership, including the circumstances in which the co-ownership ends. In the case of co-ownership, it is generally recommended to make the contract as detailed as possible, so that nothing is left to chance and there are no misunderstandings; However, it can be difficult to think of any scenario that could occur in a dog`s life, therefore the contract should cover the basics and what the breeder and owner expects to get out of the contract, as well as the responsibilities of each party.

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