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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Britain's First Clone Puppy Is 10-Day-Old Dachshund Named "Mini Winnie"

When a South Korean tech firm organized a cloning competition for elderly pets:

Miss Smith, a caterer, [] read about the cloning competition and entered her 12-year-old dachshund, sending in videos of her pet. She said: 'My sausage dog is very special but she is 12 and not going to be around for ever.'

Winnie made it onto a shortlist of three, and after she won, a sample of her skin tissue was removed, and sent to South Korea in liquid nitrogen.  There, the cells were put into eggs provided by a bitch of the same breed, before a spark of electricity fused the two. The embryo was then put into a donor animal, and the resulting puppy was born by caesarean section, weighing just over 1lb, ten days ago.

My sausage dog is very special but she is 12 and not going to be around for ever. Mini Winnie, who has to wait six months before she can go home and meet the dog she was cloned from ("Mini Winnie, this is your mommy! Well, not your mommy; Mini Winnie, this is you") is very cute. Clonedog news courtesy of nowhere else but the Daily Mail.



5 Comments / Post A Comment

coolallison

As the mom of an 11-year-old dachshund, this makes me cry a little. Except my little baby is going to live forever.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

We have wished for clones of my brother's cat for years. YEARS. This makes me incredibly happy. I want a house full of fluffy tiny kitty cat clones.

BoatGirl

Screw the dogs. I want to clone myself. I want a clone army of mes. And once I have enough ... world domination. Mwah ha ha!

brista128

Aw Mini Winnie is super cute. And speaking of clones, the BBC show ORPHAN BLACK is frickin awesome!! Go watch it!

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