California couple spend $50,000 cloning their beloved Labrador Marley

California couple spend $50,000 cloning their beloved Labrador Marley – and reveal their new dog Ziggy has an ‘identical personality’ and ‘likes the same toys’

California couple decided to clone their dog after he was diagnosed with cancer

 The Tschirharts decided to clone their pet via the company ViaGen PetsThey took the step after crediting the beloved Labrador with saving their lives 

A California couple who were devastated at the prospect of losing their beloved Labrador decided to clone the pet. 

Alicia and David Tschirhart from Escondido are understood to have forked out up to $50,000 to clone their dog Marley, who they credit with saving their lives after he alerted them to a venomous snake while out on a hike. 

The couple decided to take the step after Marley was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away five years ago. 

Alicia and David Tschirhart. The couple are understood to have forked out up to $50,000 to clone their dog Marley

Ziggy (pictured) was cloned from Marley. His owners say his characteristics are remarkably similar to their beloved Labrador

Ziggy (pictured) was cloned from Marley. His owners say his characteristics are remarkably similar to their beloved Labrador 

Not being able to bear the prospect of losing Marley after 12 years, the Tschirharts decided to clone their pet via the company ViaGen Pets

Not being able to bear the prospect of losing Marley after 12 years, the Tschirharts decided to clone their pet via the company ViaGen Pets 

Not being able to bear the prospect of losing Marley after 12 years, the Tschirharts decided to clone their pet via the company ViaGen Pets. 

The company uses the same technology that was implemented for the clone of Dolly the sheep in 1997. 



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