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Russia Reveals Cloned War Dogs

Russia Reveals Cloned War Dogs

A Belgian Malinois dog (Andrew Wardlow/News Herald via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:36 PM

Russia's military and police forces will soon be using cloned sniffer dogs from South Korea, The Siberian Times reports.

Dr. Hwang Woo Suk created three Belgian Malinois in the laboratories of Sooam Biotech, the first animal cloning center in the world, as part of his ongoing effort to revive the extinct giant woolly mammoth.

Dr. Hwang gifted the dogs to the Yakutsk Mammoth Museum, which has long assisted his work on the mammoth project. They will be trained by members of the All-Russian Military-Historical Society and likely used by Russian police or FSB as drug and explosive sniffing dogs.

"They're in good shape after the flight, and they've undergone veterinary examination. They have a good appetites and are constantly playing. But they're not yet used to the cold here. We took them out for a walk but they ran straight back inside. I think they'll get used to it though," Valery Chiugunov, head of the society's regional branch, told The Telegraph.

"These dogs have been recreated from the cells of the best Korean sniffer dogs, inheriting their unique abilities. They will be the first cloned service dogs in Russia," Semyon Grigoryev, director of the museum, told the Times.

"These dogs are very young, in Korea they went through a basic training, so handlers here will decide what best to choose for them depending on their abilities and talents," he continued. "The military-historical society works in co-operation with Russian police and special services, and provides dogs to their orders. I know that the society's trainers are usually most keen on explosive sniffers, so I would guess this is the field where the cloned dogs will be used."

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