This Lab Will Clone Your Dog For A Mere $100K

by Robert Anthony

It's true: Commercial dog cloning is a real thing.

As you might expect, however, it doesn't exist in the United States. In a recent clip released by NBC News, viewers are joined by Harry Smith who takes a tour behind the scenes of a pet cloning lab in South Korea.

You can't help but wonder why on earth anyone would want to clone a pet. I mean, I get it - pets are awesome and we can't fathom how we'd ever live without them. But pet cloning?!

However, this lab is proof that there are enough paying customers catering to its existence. The footage reveals that clients, from France to the United States, pay as much as $100,000 for a clone of their pet.

Smith reveals,

This is the only place in the world where you can get your pet dog cloned. The sticker price is $100,000. So far, the lab has cloned 780 dogs for customers around the world.

After visiting the lab, Smith travels to Pennsylvania where he meets with former police officer John Brannon who now spends time training dogs for law enforcement. Brannon expressed, at first he didn't think there'd be a difference between a cloned dog and one that isn't a clone.

He then reveals that he was wrong and that genetic enhancements are noticeable compared to non-cloned dogs.

What a time to be alive.

The segment, titled "The Clone Zone," airs Sunday at 7 pm /6c during 'On Assignment' on NBC.

Check out the video above for a closer look!

Citations: The Clone Zone: Training Clones? (NBC News)