UPDATE 5/16/2021 - After months of trying to settle the issue privately, I received the following email:
From: Garden Boston Terriers <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:48 PM
To: Kathryn Currier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Jewel Proposal
The damage has been done and can not be undone. You have succeeded with ruining my reputation and many breeders have now said that they will never do business with me. This could have easily been handled amicably in private, but you chose otherwise.
All we have left to discuss is our co-ownership of Jewel and her future. You have indicated that you are not interested in pursuing her show career and are only interested in utilizing her breeding potential.
Therefore, this is my proposal -
We can breed Jewel to Chili or the stud of your choice next year (this will allow me time to complete her current campaign) since you say her offspring is what you mostly want.
This could and should be done using modern techniques such as sperm count, motility testing, hormone testing and side-by-side insemination at a reproductive clinic at a neutral location within reasonable distance. You could ship the semen or have the stud transported to the vet's location, your choice.
I will whelp and give you the ENTIRE first litter if you will sign off on her afterwards. You pay for the breeding costs and I will pay for the whelping costs and puppy care.
I am sure that we can agree on a neutral third party that would be glad to act as a proxy during the breeding and witnessing of delivery, as well as delivering the puppies to you when they reach the proper weaning age.
I believe that the cost of the puppy delivery should be your responsibility, I'm sure someone in your support group will be glad to help.
In addition to any contract we may agree on, there should be a clause that secures Jewel's future in the event that something happens to one of us.
I think that this solution would be the best to resolve our dispute in a time effective manner. However, if you want to proceed with co-ownership over the span of her reproductive life cycle, we can discuss other resolutions as long as she continues to remain in my primary care.
Garden Boston Terriers
3916 N Potsdam Ave PMB 2638
Sioux Falls, SD 57104