South Korea’s clone dog army

Thomas E. Ricks

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense chief canine correspondent

Chase was South Korea’s best sniffer dog — making headlines as a record-holding service dog until he retired in 2007. Now, Chase’s descendants are in the spotlight for their remarkably keen noses. Which, genetically speaking, are exact replicas of their "father’s" because South Korea is cloning sniffer dogs. Does anyone else hear the music Twighlight Zone?
A scientist by the name of Byeong-Chun Lee successfully cloned a littler of seven puppies in 2007. Three of those dogs, referred to as "Tomorrow Dogs" and called "Toppies" for short, are now employed, and enjoying extremely successful careers with the security team at Customs in the Incheon International Airport.

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