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Old 01-04-2013, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm talking to a somewhat local breeder about possibly doing a co-own with a female that they have and they have suggested this girl:

UKC CH, DM CLEAR Viernheimi Ranie

She would be a working prospect and we would be showing her in Obedience and working on getting a few more titles under her. What do you think about her pedigree? Do you have any experience with any of the dogs in her pedigree or dogs of similar lines? What are half show line half working line dogs like in general?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would a dog want to be 'owned' by two or more individuals?

I appologize, but I can't wrap my head around this arrangement.

A GSD is a one-human dog. He will tolerate and be freindly to others, but there is only one he will truly bond with and be friends forever.

Maybe I'm not seeing this from your point of view.
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The mother line brings in a lot of drive through several lines to Fero including Nick. I like to see Nick close up in a pedigree because he just seems to bring in so much power. I cannot tell you anything about the sires lines as I am unfamiliar with Show lines. I have seen the combos work well but I have also seen the combos create dogs with a lot of drive coupled with some nerve issues. I hope others will chime in to give you some more information on this particular combo.
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The mother line brings in a lot of drive through several lines to Fero including Nick. I like to see Nick close up in a pedigree because he just seems to bring in so much power. I cannot tell you anything about the sires lines as I am unfamiliar with Show lines. I have seen the combos work well but I have also seen the combos create dogs with a lot of drive coupled with some nerve issues. I hope others will chime in to give you some more information on this particular combo.

Thank you for at least giving some helpful information.
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Why would a dog want to be 'owned' by two or more individuals?

I appologize, but I can't wrap my head around this arrangement.

A GSD is a one-human dog. He will tolerate and be freindly to others, but there is only one he will truly bond with and be friends forever.

Maybe I'm not seeing this from your point of view.
Technically the dog will have two "owners" listed on paper. She will be living with me and I will be taking care of her and bonding with her and what not but she will also still technically and legally be owned by the both of us. I have seen lots of reputable breeders do this with people that they trust. This breeder in particular wants to free up some room but doesn't necessarily want to sell this girl completely outright. No need to apologize, just some people have been unaware of this co-owning thing. Lots of show homes do this.
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I see. Thank you for the explanation.

What happens if/when he wants to take possesion of the dog? What happens if he never wants to?
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That doesn't happen unless things went way south.
It's a way to own the dog (legally) without having it right in your home.
It also gives the other party a chance to own/show/breed the dog without as much expense up front.

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That doesn't happen unless things went way south.
It's a way to own the dog (legally) without having it right in your home.
It also gives the other party a chance to own/show/breed the dog without as much expense up front.

bethany. correct me if I'm wrong
You are entirely correct. Sorry if my explanation wasn't all that good. We are wanting to get into doing some obedience and maybe some tracking work. Basically just showing in whatever venue she excels at lol. We get the expense of taking care of her (food, water, shelter, vet care) without having to pay an arm and a leg to own her outright. Usually, there is a contract stating the stipulations, etc etc to protect both parties and this co-own will be no different. We will have a contract outlining the rights and responsibilities of each party and we will both sign it and have copies of it.
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I'd do it in a heartbeat, but if I start down that road it'll be Dachshunds.

That said, I'd do it in a heartbeat
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This dog would be a show/working cross. I once knew a son of Brend Viernheimi, a similar type of pedigree. Seems this kennel does work with show/working crosses. He was a sharp, civil dog (due to the type of training he received overseas, I was told) but biddable and loyal to his owner.

If you have a chance to co-own this dog just to gain experience through training, working, and trialing, I would go for it! At the very worst, it will be an incredibly rich experience for you.
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