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Old 08-07-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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The article said she had to sell her home to pay for it!
That's just Crazy! I saw the report last night, and the reporter said she's selling the other pups for $100k or more! That's just silly!

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Old 08-08-2008, 05:08 AM
 
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Ha Ha! I was thinking the same thing!

Now my late male dog, we used to joke about wanting to clone him all the time - he was such a doll! To us, he was perfection .

But my other 2? Nah, once is enough with them!
This seems to be a recurring theme. Our first dog (a chocolate lab) was such a good and well-behaved dog, we too joked about cloning her.

Our current dog (a Plott hound mix) is the total opposite of her (although we've come to love him just as much). We could not imagine living through the first few puppy months we had with him again!

All kidding aside, though, I feel there are too many pets that need homes to even consider cloning.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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No, I would not clone my dog for many of the reasons stated above.

She will also be disappointed because so much of the personality of the dog is shaped by hormone levels in the womb, the mother dog, environment, etc.

The main thing too is that it will not be fair to the puppy because it will come into the world with expectations that it will be the same as the other dog. I just think it is sad .................
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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No, too many other dogs looking for homes out there.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Would I clone my dog? Certainly not if I had outstanding warrants for crimes previously committed...hello Darwin!! From what I've read, this woman is a real piece of work...scary that these are the people with $$ to make dog cloning (or any animal, really) a reality.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Absolutely would I clone my older dog. If the tech was available and foolproof.
Wouldn't even think about it. Easy question.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
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Nope. With most of my dogs, we have a great ride, but once is enough. I couldn't bear to go through some stuff again with some of them like hip problems, Von W's, etc. It's just too sad.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Well the ACK recognize a clone.

Not for me as the personality is not cloneable.

It may look like the original but it will not have there personality.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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Well the ACK recognize a clone.

Not for me as the personality is not cloneable.

It may look like the original but it will not have there personality.
I agree - Its the personality of the dogs I've lost that I miss the most. It would hurt more to have a replacement that LOOKS like any of them but didn't act like them. Sort of like having a shadow instead of the real thing.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Initial thoughts were yes I would, I love my little lad to bits, he is perfect for us, but if his character/personality isn't cloneable, then there is no point.
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