Here at BreedMyDog our beginnings were with the use of the Clone buffer and freezing system.
The CLONE Company originated in America – In Philadelphia, Dr George Govette followed his interest in the successful showing and breeding of Weimeraners with his development of techniques for freezing of canine semen.
In 1981 he founded his first Cryogenic – laboratory in Warwick, Rhode Island, from which the CLONE name derives. Clone stands for “Cryogenic Laboratory Of New England.” The basis of the work was to develop a technique to successfully freeze Canine semen.
Extraordinary techniques developed include the collection and storage of chilled and frozen canine dog semen and Artificial insemination, including transcervical insemination, of breeding bitches. The tremendous success with freezing canine semen is attributed to Dr Govette’s research in this area. Dr Govette had a successful show career with “Deerpath” Weimeraners and the “Bubbling” labrador lines.
The Clone buffers have now been used Worldwide. These buffer solutions, together with the storage and identification systems are uniform across all Clone linked facilities.
In the UK, Hector Heathcote, a Veterinary Surgeon and successful member of the Dog Showing world has developed the UK Centre A in Horsfield, Surrey under Dr Govette’s enthusiastic help and support.
BreedMyDog, based in the Midlands in Staffordshire, is known as the UK B centre. And Breeders will note this identification in sample labelling from our Centre.
We have considerable experience in the use these same buffers developed by Dr Govette and Clone for frozen and fresh semen work.