Pups from 1st cloned dog to be distributed to public

Sep 03, 2009
This September 2008 photo shows puppies born through artificial insemination between Afghan hound Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, and two cloned bitches of the same breed, at the animal research institution of Seoul National University in Seoul. The puppies will be offered to good homes later this year, according to SKorean researchers.

Puppies born from the world's first cloned dog will be offered to good homes later this year, South Korean researchers said on Thursday.

The three male and six female pups were fathered by Snuppy, an Afghan hound who was cloned in 2005 by a team led by Professor Lee Byung-Chun of .

Snuppy impregnated two cloned bitches of the same breed through , in an experiment to test the reproductive ability of cloned dogs. The offspring were born in May last year.

"All the are in very good health," Lee told journalists. The university's veterinary college will receive on-line applications through its home page starting on October 31.

"We'll study the applications and distribute the puppies to those who are fond of pets and capable of raising them well," Lee said.

The team also produced the world's first cloned wolves in 2005. But one of the pair died last month, apparently from infection.

(c) 2009 AFP

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Simonsez
3 / 5 (1) Sep 03, 2009
Is this part of their new Feed The Hungry program?
danman5000
not rated yet Sep 03, 2009
"two cloned bitches" lol

They should really change that word, or at least just say female since it's fairly obvious from the context that puppies are born from female dogs. Makes the writer sound like a rapper: "We cloned us some bitches, yo."
david_42
not rated yet Sep 03, 2009
Bitch is the standard term for a female dog. Has been for hundreds of years. Get used to it.