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.

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