Yes, I used to show Frenchies. Finished Piper myself, she was my first show dog. She ended up being nationally ranked in 1991 with a group 3 and a group 4 at large shows. The terms I agreed on to buy her were CRAZY. She was $1800, to be shown to her championship, and TWO PUPPIES BACK. It was ridiculous and I was a fool to agree to it, but I was young and naiive and wanted her to so signed on the dotted line. She was a beauty and I loved her dearly though. However, she was bred twice (artificially inseminated with frozen semen we had overnighted at my expense) and never conceived. Lots of heartache, time, and money involved in that co-ownership and I'd advise against co-ownerships if at all possible.
She died over 3 years ago at the age of 13. I miss her still.
"Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way.....
but you can never say again that you did not know." William Wilberforce 1759-1833