Cloning specific individuals is the way to produce targeted animals. This makes newborns without surplus animals which should be adapted to new families afterwards or supported by institutions for whole life. Cloning excellent dogs had been started from this point. Many cloned dogs have been produced since the first cloned dog “SNUPPY” was born. Production of seven drug detection dogs (named “Toppy”) by cloning has been reported in 2009. Cloning rescue dogs, and quarantine dogs were also successful, however their behavioral similarities were not examined yet. Although their genetic identity was confirmed, characteristics in their behavior and detecting ability are the important reason as well. This is the reason why I conducted this research on the cloned puppies. Therefore, this study is the attempt to examine their behavior. I conducted the Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT), which is commonly used to evaluate the tendency of dominance when the puppies are seven weeks old. The Puppy Aptitude Test consists of 10-11 subtests: Social Attraction, Following, Restraint, Social Dominance, Elevation Dominance, Retrieving, Touch Sensitivity, Sound Sensitivity, Sight Sensitivity, Stability, and Structure. The Structure subtest evaluates the puppy’s stance and body balance, and the other 10 subtests are used in this study to score its temperament. The two cloned puppies were classiﬁed as being the same type in rescue dog study.
|Degree||Doctor of Philosophy|
|University||Seoul National University|
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