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British couple get their dead dog cloned

A British couple has scripted history after they received the first of the two puppies cloned from their dead boxer dog.

Laura Jacques and Richard Remde, devastated by the death of their eight-year-old boxer ‘Dylan’, spent a whopping £67,000 to clone their dead pet at a South Korean lab.

The couple celebrated as Chance was delivered by caesarian section at Sooam Biotech Research Foundation. In the first case of its kind, the puppy was cloned from Dylan, almost two weeks after it died. The previous limit for dog cloning was five days after death, The Guardian reported.

The couple announced the birth of Chance by uploading an adorable clip on a twitter page they made for Dylan. “We are so happy. It went really well. We are just trying to let it sink in and come home now,” they said.

The pooch is feeding well from its mother as Laura, 29, said how she “lost all sense of time” during the operation.

Her husband, Richard, 43, said: “Even as a puppy of just a few minutes old, I can’t believe how much he looks like Dylan. All the colourings and patterns on his body are in exactly the same places as Dylan had them.” — PTI