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Would you clone your dog if you could?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by maryellen, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

    Would you clone your dog if you could and it was reasonable? would you clone your dog if you knew 100% you could get the same temperment and personality?


    honestly, i would love to clone Rufus.. he is just right, he can work in public with other dogs around and not be a dork, live with other dogs if properly introduced, never starts or finishes any fights, loves people, is quiet, not crazy, and he will bark to alert me if someone is on the property.... and i am not biased either, i just would love another dog like him, with one exception- no fear of thunderstorms.. that is his only downfall.. other then that, i would probably re clone him even with that fault.

    what about you? and why?
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    No, I would not do it. I would like to experience different personalities with dogs. I love JC very much. He's a great dog. I just feel that it would be unnatural and kind of weird.:)
     
  3. tat2stuff

    tat2stuff Good Dog

    I wouldn't either, it just wouldn't be the same dog to me, even though technically it was.
     
  4. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    If you clone Rufus, can I place an order? :D
    Seriously though, cloning scares me on so many levels. There was a place in Cali cloning cats a couple years ago, but I have no idea if they're still in business. From a scientific standpoint, cloning is the thing of nightmares and bad sci fi films.
     
  5. maryellen

    maryellen Good Dog

    sure!! i will take orders for cloning of rufus..

    seriously, out of all my other dogs, and the other fosters i had , it always came back to him being the special one..

    i would definitely clone him if i could..
     
  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Rufus has such soft fur....:) just like my JC
     
  7. jennay2

    jennay2 Banned

    Kayrah is so mellow, with a good drive, but too much of a prey drive to be decent in public for long. He dog aggression has become managable...and before that dog attack she was ice cold...

    but the severe prey drive is annoying, so no. While she's perfect in every other aspect, no.
     
  8. Maddie's Mom

    Maddie's Mom Big Dog

    i will admit I would clone Jake. My hubby has even mentioned it once or twice.
     
  9. DivineOblivion19

    DivineOblivion19 Good Dog

    Since Divina is never gonna die I don't have to worry about these things. ;)
     
  10. Dakota Spirit

    Dakota Spirit Little Dog

    Nope, not a chance.

    But then...I do not personally believe that clones will carry similar personalities. So basically, I believe you would be getting yourself a close lookalike but not a replica personality and behavior wise.

    Plus (as someone else mentioned), I like to experience different dogs. I love each and every new personality and while I miss those that pass on, I don't really want any imitations.
     
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  11. Lassic

    Lassic Big Dog

    I agree with both of you on this one I wouldn't clone ether i Had my time with them and there gone so let it be and make room for another member.
     
  12. Noelle's Mom

    Noelle's Mom Banned

    I don't think I would. Morally I think it's wrong but more then that, I feel it would cheapen the time I DO have with my dogs. If I know that I can find an exact replacement for them would I really treasure the time I have?
     
  13. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    I do not know. If I knew that the clone dog would be exactly like the dog they are now then yes I would. But until scienctist can guarentee that then no.
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Banned

    If I was guaranteed the exact same dog, then I would no questions asked. I do like experiencing different dogs; but a few of my dogs have been more special than the rest. Not just special because I was fonder of them but special because IMO they were superiour in many ways. Those dogs I would clone to have with me until I died. I guess I would go with the old saying " If it aint broke, dont fix it". If I liked the dogs I had, why bother with anything else?
     
  15. Alyssa

    Alyssa Puppy

    Nope. Clone wouldn't be the same dog anyway, just the same genetics. It would have different experiences and thus would have a different personality.

    Besides, I rather think we creatures are one of a kinds. :)
     
  16. bahamutt99

    bahamutt99 Stealth ninja

    No. That's creepy. When Loki dies, a part of me will go with her. I wouldn't want to go through that twice.
     
  17. ChillisMom

    ChillisMom Puppy

    I agree with everyone who said no. I just don't think it would feel "right".
     
  18. DieselDawg

    DieselDawg Good Dog

    No, there are enuff "new" dogs out there that need a chance to grow up loved and cared for...It would also put pressure on the new dog (by the "cloner") to be like the "original". They are "original" for a reason...and they all are!
     
  19. Shes Got Heart

    Shes Got Heart Little Dog

    Not a chance! There is only one Helena, she is special and unique. And besides, there are plenty of other puppies out there that need homes! :D
     
  20. buddysmom

    buddysmom Good Dog

    Not a chance. I understand the temptation but I have an ethical problem with cloning in general, not to mention the extreme sense of entitlement and "I-am-the-center-of-the-effing-universe" mentality that goes along with the clients of existing pet cloning services.
     

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