Canine cloning runs contrary to the Kennel Club's objective 'to
promote in every way the general improvement of dogs'. The Kennel
Club does not agree with the use of invasive surgery unless it is
for the improvement of health and welfare and at the present time
cloning usually involves invasive procedures, which include
collecting egg cells and implanting them surgically into fallopian
tubes. Furthermore, because of the poor success rates this
procedure may be repeated multiple times, in many different
bitches, in order to produce a successful outcome.
Cloning cannot be used to make improvements because the
technique simply produces genetic replicas of existing dogs. There
is also a high probability of abnormality in the puppy if things go
wrong. The Kennel Club will continue its strong encouragement of
responsible dog breeding using traditional breeding practices so
that improvements can be made to ensure better health for future
generations of dogs.