China begins training first cloned police dog

China's first cloned police dog

Beijing (CNN)One Chinese police force has a new asset this month: its first cloned police dog.

The puppy, a Kunming wolfdog called Kunxun, was created using cells from what police described as the "Sherlock Holmes" of canine law enforcement, as part of a program they hope will reduce the training time and cost of police dogs in future.
Kunxun was born on December 19 last year at a healthy 1.19 pounds (540 grams) and 9 inches (23 centimeters) in length, according to Beijing-based Sinogene Biotechnology.
    Kunxun, China's first cloned police dog in training, was born December 2018