My brain went that way too...Given all the genetic conditions my own Goldens have had, as much as I love their personalities, I'd never want to create a clone that would have the same special needs--hip dysplasia being the primary condition that bothers me the most.
iWith my 5 goldens i have had, they tend to be different personalitys, and look different, yes they are goldens, but different from one another.My brain went that way too...
I mean, it is one thing if you have a dog with superb lines behind him, who had superb health, who lived 17 years with minimal health issues, who was finally put to sleep because of senility... I can see the advantage of cloning. More or less.
But the trainability factor, I'm not sure if that's something that can be cloned. I think because some of that is nurture vs nature, even if some of it is nature. >.<
I think it's just creepy that you have people who get into cloning because they think it's a way to bring a beloved pet back.
For a mere $1000, you can find a dog with similar lines and breeding as your dog. If you had a unique mixed breed with unknown background who was completely awesome and perfect, I guess that'd be different. But most purebred dogs do have similar enough traits and looks, especially if they are linebred.
I dunno. *shrugs*