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- Co-ownership is a joint confluence of any property. In this case, we are talking about a dog. This can be done in different ways
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Recently, flipping through catalogs from exhibitions or looking through photographs of dogs in magazines, often about one nickname next to the word "owner" one can find two surnames. Yes, indeed, one dog has two owners or, as it is now customary to call them, co-owners. Many inexperienced dog breeders ask: "Is it like a dog lives one day with one, and the second day with another?" No, co-ownership is something else. This is the way to achieve the cherished goal of many dog lovers - to be the master of the champion.
Co-ownership is a joint confluence of any property. In this case, we are talking about a dog. This can be done in different ways
1. The dog is rented from another country or city. Everything is simple and clear here. The practice of renting for five years is widespread in our country. Champions who have already achieved success in their show careers come to the new owner for breeding for different periods, usually from six months to two years. The rental conditions in each case are different and strongly depend on the owner of the dog, the person who raised it and made it a champion. The task of the co-owner (it is more correct in this case to be called the “tenant”) is to keep the dog in good health, to strengthen its success in the show ring and to strictly observe the terms of co-ownership.
2. The dog is bought together because of its high price. Many of us would like to bring a dog from abroad, from the best kennel for the breed. But a dog is very expensive there (or rather, for many in our country, foreign prices for dogs are very high, especially in comparison with domestic ones). And two (or even three) friends "throw off the puppy." In this case, the dog usually lives with one of them, and the rest are entitled to one to three puppies (or part of the income from the breeding use of the dog). Expenses for maintenance and exhibitions are divided by prior agreement, depending on the participation of the "partners" in the case, not only in money, but also in attention to the puppy, its problems, exhibition preparation.
3. The dog lives with one person (owner), who loves it and takes care of it, and another person (co-owner) is engaged in preparing it for exhibitions.
This co-ownership option is by far the most common. The crux of the matter here is that one wants to keep a champion in the house, but does not know how to raise it, while the other knows how, but does not want to keep another dog in the house (even a very good one - the apartment is not rubber).
With this form of co-ownership, at least one of the co-owners is a professional, a person who has been dealing with dogs for a long time. Dog breeding for him is no longer a hobby, but a way of life. Professionals are both experienced breeders, dog hairdressers, handlers, trainers, often experts. Besides, "pros" are ambitious people, their success is the success of their pets. From this it is easy to conclude that the more wards, the more success. But with cramped living conditions, it is not possible to keep as many dogs as we would like. And it seems difficult to feed and walk a large number of animals. Therefore, professionals need helpers - people with whom these dogs could live.
The practice of co-ownership is beneficial to both.A beginner gets the opportunity to become the owner of a very beautiful animal, which he simply could not acquire on his own (to buy such a dog you need not only money, but also "connections"). The dog needs to be trained for showing, beautifully prepare the coat, correctly expose. In addition, an experienced co-owner will help with vaccinations, advice on feeding, and take care of training. The mention of advertising deserves special attention. The well-known name of the co-owner means a lot for the popularity of the dog, since only highly breed animals are taken into co-ownership. Dog breeders show much more attention to a dog belonging to a "professional", which means that the dog will have regular breeding work, and puppies from a bitch can be sold much faster and more profitably. Besides,the experience and knowledge of the co-owner will help here as well - he knows the specifics of "dog" advertising better. In this version, the co-owner-professional could be called a “producer” of the dog, a person making her an exhibition career (like Barry Alibasov in the group “Na-Na”).