These are dogs that do not reside at Stout-Hearted Hounds, but whom we co-own with others (friends and/or family). Being a hobby breeder, we cannot keep every puppy that we produce (although I would love to!). It's important to me that each of my dogs gets plenty of individual attention, and the reality is that the more dogs you have the more thinly your attention is spread. As such, in the interest of maintaining our breeding program while also maintaining a reasonable number of dogs in our home, we have several dogs that are co-owned but living with their own families. Even though we may not share the same roof, we consider love all of our co-owned dogs like family!