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Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk

By The Siberian Times reporter
29 November 2017

Designer animals bred by South Korean cloning laboratory showed skills 'beyond all expectations' in their first three weeks with the penal service.

The animals are worth $100,000 each. Picture: Semyon Grigoryev

The dogs Tom and Jack were a gift from leading international cloning expert Dr Hwang Woo Suk to law enforcement in Yakutia, the region where he is separately seeking the remains of extinct woolly mammoths preserved in permafrost, with a view to bringing the giant species back to life. 

They will patrol the grounds of the labour camp, where the 720 male inmates include murderers, rapists, burglars and fraudsters.

Earlier the Belgian Malinois pair were reported to have flunked a test to join the police, but at the time they were puppies and still adapting to the Siberian climate.

Now the Yakutian Republican Penal Service has expressed delight at the arrival of their new dogs where they have achieved results 'beyond all expectations'.

Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in YakutskqTwo cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk


Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in YakutskqTwo cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk


Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk


Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk
The dogs are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul. Pictures: Semyon Grigoryev


The animals - the first cloned service dogs in Russia - have shown their ability to follow the trail of a would-be escapee, and local objects and people by smell.

They also coped well with a canine obstacle course. 

Tom and Jack were cloned from the cells of 'the best Korean sniffer dogs' and are said now to be 'easily adapting to the environment, with temperatures this week nudging minus 40C.

Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk


Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk


Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk


Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk


Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk
The animals - the first cloned service dogs in Russia - have shown their ability to follow the trail of a would-be escapee, and local objects and people by smell. Pictures: NEFU, The Siberian Times 


Irina Babikova, senior dog instructor at the labour camp, said: 'These shepherd dogs are easily trained, they are smart and have a gentle nature. 

'Another positive thing is that they are able to keep working without paying attention to the external distractions and weather conditions. 

'We did not demand a lot from them, knowing that they have seen snow and experienced extremely low temperatures for the first time in their lives. 

'We understood that they were in a state of shock and that we needed to wait and to be patient. 

'But from day to day they demonstrated more and more signs of adaptation and socialisation, and in spite of cold they started successfully following the tasks of the training course. 

'It was happening in the quite unusual conditions. 

'And we have summer time ahead of us when they will demonstrate the maximum of their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that we have got such helpers in our group.'

The animals are worth $100,000 each. 

They are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul, the world's first animal cloning centre. 

Two cloned dogs start work guarding prisoners at Forced Labour Camp #1 in Yakutsk. Pictures: NEFU, Semyon Grigoryev, The Siberian Times

Irina Babikova, senior dog instructor at the labour camp, said: 'These shepherd dogs are easily trained, they are smart and have a gentle nature.   'Another positive thing is that they are able to keep working without paying attention to the external distractions and weather conditions.   'We did not demand a lot from them, knowing that they have seen snow and experienced extremely low temperatures for the first time in their lives.   'We understood that they were in a state of shock and that we needed to wait and to be patient.   'But from day to day they demonstrated more and more signs of adaptation and socialisation, and in spite of cold they started successfully following the tasks of the training course.   'It was happening in the quite unusual conditions.   'And we have summer time ahead of us when they will demonstrate the maximum of their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that we have got such helpers in our group.'  The animals are worth $100,000 each.   They are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul,  the world's first animal cloning centre.


Irina Babikova, senior dog instructor at the labour camp, said: 'These shepherd dogs are easily trained, they are smart and have a gentle nature.   'Another positive thing is that they are able to keep working without paying attention to the external distractions and weather conditions.   'We did not demand a lot from them, knowing that they have seen snow and experienced extremely low temperatures for the first time in their lives.   'We understood that they were in a state of shock and that we needed to wait and to be patient.   'But from day to day they demonstrated more and more signs of adaptation and socialisation, and in spite of cold they started successfully following the tasks of the training course.   'It was happening in the quite unusual conditions.   'And we have summer time ahead of us when they will demonstrate the maximum of their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that we have got such helpers in our group.'  The animals are worth $100,000 each.   They are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul,  the world's first animal cloning centre.


Irina Babikova, senior dog instructor at the labour camp, said: 'These shepherd dogs are easily trained, they are smart and have a gentle nature.   'Another positive thing is that they are able to keep working without paying attention to the external distractions and weather conditions.   'We did not demand a lot from them, knowing that they have seen snow and experienced extremely low temperatures for the first time in their lives.   'We understood that they were in a state of shock and that we needed to wait and to be patient.   'But from day to day they demonstrated more and more signs of adaptation and socialisation, and in spite of cold they started successfully following the tasks of the training course.   'It was happening in the quite unusual conditions.   'And we have summer time ahead of us when they will demonstrate the maximum of their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that we have got such helpers in our group.'  The animals are worth $100,000 each.   They are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul,  the world's first animal cloning centre.


Irina Babikova, senior dog instructor at the labour camp, said: 'These shepherd dogs are easily trained, they are smart and have a gentle nature.   'Another positive thing is that they are able to keep working without paying attention to the external distractions and weather conditions.   'We did not demand a lot from them, knowing that they have seen snow and experienced extremely low temperatures for the first time in their lives.   'We understood that they were in a state of shock and that we needed to wait and to be patient.   'But from day to day they demonstrated more and more signs of adaptation and socialisation, and in spite of cold they started successfully following the tasks of the training course.   'It was happening in the quite unusual conditions.   'And we have summer time ahead of us when they will demonstrate the maximum of their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that we have got such helpers in our group.'  The animals are worth $100,000 each.   They are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul,  the world's first animal cloning centre.


Irina Babikova, senior dog instructor at the labour camp, said: 'These shepherd dogs are easily trained, they are smart and have a gentle nature.   'Another positive thing is that they are able to keep working without paying attention to the external distractions and weather conditions.   'We did not demand a lot from them, knowing that they have seen snow and experienced extremely low temperatures for the first time in their lives.   'We understood that they were in a state of shock and that we needed to wait and to be patient.   'But from day to day they demonstrated more and more signs of adaptation and socialisation, and in spite of cold they started successfully following the tasks of the training course.   'It was happening in the quite unusual conditions.   'And we have summer time ahead of us when they will demonstrate the maximum of their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that we have got such helpers in our group.'  The animals are worth $100,000 each.   They are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul,  the world's first animal cloning centre.


Irina Babikova, senior dog instructor at the labour camp, said: 'These shepherd dogs are easily trained, they are smart and have a gentle nature.   'Another positive thing is that they are able to keep working without paying attention to the external distractions and weather conditions.   'We did not demand a lot from them, knowing that they have seen snow and experienced extremely low temperatures for the first time in their lives.   'We understood that they were in a state of shock and that we needed to wait and to be patient.   'But from day to day they demonstrated more and more signs of adaptation and socialisation, and in spite of cold they started successfully following the tasks of the training course.   'It was happening in the quite unusual conditions.   'And we have summer time ahead of us when they will demonstrate the maximum of their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that we have got such helpers in our group.'  The animals are worth $100,000 each.   They are among 500 cloned puppies from the Sooam Biotech laboratories in Seoul,  the world's first animal cloning centre.

Comments (6)

Gracias Jesús ángel Marín Angulo, eres realmente un ángel.
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, United States
02/12/2017 20:55
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Soy adiestrador canino desde 1984. Entrené los primeros perros de seguridad antiterrorista. Con los años he escrito un libro que les gustará. Se titula, "Sanando las emociones de tu perro", en Español. Seguro que te ayudará a entender un nivel de conciencia superior en el perro. Suerte.
Jesús ángel Marín Angulo, España
02/12/2017 16:01
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Although Tom and Jack are precious souls and I wish them a long and healthy life, I echo the sentiments against cloning, please don't clone. Nature provides us with everything we need naturally. Thank you to everyone who understands this already. Thank you to everyone who adopts animals as well and to those who train rescued animals to be service animals. We have a Belgian Malinois/Rottweiler rescue dog and every moment with him is a treasured connection with nature. He has the same deep brown eyes and very distinct ears as the dogs in the pictures which is why I say "echo"...:-).
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, United States
30/11/2017 19:48
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Waste of time and money indeed. Belgian Malinois are already a favorite breed for police and security forces worldwide, and there are plenty of them available....too many.
A silly gift as an excuse to clone prehistoric animals by an ego maniac proffesor.
Forest Dweller, Amersfoort
30/11/2017 14:15
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Waste of time and money. There are service dogs all over the world that represent various breeds and capable of extraordinary feats... like detect a epileptic seizure, a diabetic coma coming on, smell out bombs and drugs, smell out people in hiding and dead bodies. The list goes on. This story does not begin to show the value of 100,000 dollars, rubles or whatever for a 'cloned' dog. Too many canines on this planet that need rescued and can easily be trained for great feats....
G Williams, United States Kansas
30/11/2017 08:54
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it must be coid when even the dogs have - socks -. but it shows that the handlers care about their partners.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
29/11/2017 19:08
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