@Missymayhem I only have experience Co-owning my Australian Shepherd dog. you can ask for a copy of the Co-owning contract ahead of time to see what it entails?
Mine gave the breeder rights to breed as a stud , and limitations of do-s and Don'ts. I was able to choose his registration name which included part of his lines name. I do not breed so it didn't matter to me if he was co-owned. she could call at any time to " borrow" him for stud for no cost and perhaps have some rights to pick of the litter or something if I wanted.
she gave me his dad and dhe borrowed him back a few months later to breed, she froze his semen and paid for his specialist eye certification and OFA Hip certification. She let us pick a pup out of his litter, which is the pup I co-own on paper.
I am responsible for his care costs and am to abide by the contract. He is microchipped in my name. Lives with me 24/7.
His official registration has both our names on it.
she did say it was my choice if I am going to have him neutered. for me, the co-own prevents me from breeding him myself or studding him out for a fee. It's a way to keep stringent care and control of her lines.
surely there must be a member who co-owns a sphynx and can chime in.
If you mean sharing between 2 homes,I have no experience but do know cats thrive on routine. If a cat stresses then it can bring on behavioral issues...so if they dont like the change in environment you will know quickly and if they act out with litter box issues...many continue out of habit. Not sure of your situation, but I always put the animal first as they cannot tell you how they feel so for me I wouldn’t chance it. Please elaborate on what co-owning would entail in your situation.
It sounds as though the same thing as your Australian Shepard. He would live with me & technically be my cat but she would want to use his for stud purposes. I guess my concern is I have a male who is fixed... I don't want an unfixed male coming in and "leaving his mark" so to say lol She gave me a copy of a basic contract. I guess I will look more into it and think about it. Just wondering the pros & cons of doing something like this. Thank you!
@Missymayhem glad you are doing your research... and yes, an intact male cat is waaaay different than an intact male dog.
I would worry that I am risking living with marking so they have the benefit of having a stud and not the marking.
that would be a no for me personally... I would worry it would change my fixed male too... lots to think about , a long time commitment to having an intact male cat for life, imho. we have had members with intact males that don't spray mark.and may not be breeder studs.. but I think that is the minority.
keep me updated .. curious how that works with kitties compared to a dog.
my co owner breeder is soo busy doing shows and had some other pups she bred so I don't ever see my boy going back to stud.
I hope not because I probaby would say no... just to odd that he would go mate and come home.. I told her I would worry about personality change. I have all male dogs, 2 intact from her.. and no one hikes a leg.
Well I found out more. I’m glad I did more talking and research. Think I’m going to pass on it. For many reasons but the biggest issue to me is the kitty. Guess when it’s time to breed him, he would stay with her for 2 weeks. I’m not sure how moving him around would affect him or my kitties. How much would it change him doing this? Personality or how would it affect mine.
I wouldn’t want to do that to kitty or mine own that I have now.
But thank you all again for you input. It was really appreciated @Yoda mom.