In an interesting sub-plot to the find, there is already talk of cloning the pleistocene pet.
Present for the autopsy was South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Suk, who was collecting samples for a potential cloning of the puppy. Woo-Suk is known for his ambition to clone woolly mammoths and, recently, an extinct cave lion. He's also building an animal cloning facility in China and has held a dog-cloning competition in the United Kingdom.
Woo-Suk took skin, muscle and ear cartilage samples and was said to be optimistic about the level of preservation of the ancient pup.
Scientists also hope to extract samples of ancient bacteria from the puppy's intestines as well as any parasites that may have been specific to its species.
Hat Tip: The Mirror.