Couple await arrival of cloned puppies based on dead dog's DNA

Two boxer puppies are incoming from South Korea

Couple await arrival of cloned puppies based on dead dog's DNA

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One couple in the UK are about to receive one of the more unique Christmas presents this year.

Laura and Richard form Yorkshire spent $100,000 towards recreating Dylan, who died in June leaving them bereft.

The process involves extracting DNA from a recently dead animal and implanting this into an egg which has had the nucleus removed. This is then implanted into a surrogate mother.

The couple have now travelled to South Korea and are awaiting delivery of two Boxer puppies.

Dr Kim from Sooam - the leading lab in the world for dog cloning, that have produced more than 700 dogs for commercial customers - is excited about the process as the DNA was taken from the dog 12 days after it had passed away, much longer than cells are usually worked on for cloning.

One of the puppies will be born on the 26th and the other on the 27th, and they will have identical DNA to Dylan. They are likely to look like him but may not necessarily share his personality.