UK couple clone their deceased Boxer dog

British couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde paid approximately $140,000 to clone their beloved Boxer dog Dylan.

29 Dec 2015 By Leanne Philpott Comments

According to the UK press, much-loved Dylan died of a brain tumour last June. Following this, tissue samples containing Dylan’s DNA were supplied to a Korean cloning firm and recently the couple were told that two pregnancies had occurred in surrogate dogs.

The puppies have been named Shadow and Chance, after characters in Laura’s favourite movie, Disney’s Homeward Bound.

The puppies are said to have markings very similar to deceased Dylan, making them look very alike.

Shadow and Chance are the first puppies in Britain to be cloned. The Uk’s Daily Mail newspaper reports that approximately 700 dogs have been cloned by the South Korean lab so far, with Sooam Biotech being the only company in the world that offers commercial dog cloning.

The pair has set up a Twitter account in memory of Dylan, which will now track the progress of the cloned Boxer pups.

The topic of pet cloning isn't without controversy. What do you think about dog cloning?

29 Dec 2015 By Leanne Philpott Comments

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