Give the Dog a Clone; CUTE PUPPY LANCELOT IS COPY OF DEAD LABRADOR

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Byline: BY ANTON ANTONOWICZ US CORRESPONDENT

THIS is Lancelot Encore... one of the first cloned dogs in the world.

Dog-lovers Edgar and Nina Otto loved their last pet Labrador Lancelot so much they decided to freeze some of his DNA.

And when he died last January, the couple shelled out pounds 108,000 and had him cloned.

Lancelot Encore was created in South Korea 10 weeks ago.

And when he was flown into Miami International Airport, the Ottos were waiting for him.

"I felt like a child waiting for Christmas morning," said Edgar, 79, an entrepreneur from Florida. And they couldn't believe it when Lancelot II came bounding down the arrivals hallway. "I ended up down on the floor with him in the middle of the airport," laughed Nina, 66 (below with Lancelot Encore and picture of Lancelot).

"He's beyond beautiful. He was happy too - he came out of the chute and he ran to us.

It was amazing. He looked just like my original Lancelot. I was thrilled. …