Pete the Pup, the dog that rose to popularity in "The Little Rascals" or "Our Gang" television series, was an American pit bull terrier; the original Pete was Pal the Wonder Dog, also an American pit bull terrier. Pete the Pup was easily recognized by the ring around his eye and was sometimes referred to as "Petey" instead of Pete.Continue Reading
Although he was a pit bull, Pete was registered as a Staffordshire terrier by the American Kennel Club. It is said that Pete was one of the first dogs to be registered as a Staffordshire terrier by the AKC, since the organization only started using the name in 1935. Pete was also registered by the United Kennel Club as Purple Ribbon Peter.
Although several other dogs played the role of Petey, none were as beloved as Pete the Pup. He was known for his ability to respond on cue, and he developed a strong relationship with the children on the show.
Pete the Pup died of old age in 1946. He is buried in Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in California. Pete lived to be 18 years old and was remembered by his owner, Harry Lucenay, as a dog that was playful, warm and gentle and that slept at the foot of his bed.Learn more about Dogs
The American Kennel Club recognizes 30 breeds of terrier. They include the Skye terrier, the Staffordshire and American Staffordshire bull terriers, the Sealyham and the Airedale. These spirited and tenacious dogs were bred to hunt vermin, and in the case of the Staffordshire bull terrier, to fight.Full Answer >
The amount of food to feed a dog varies depending on the dog's age, activity level, size and type of food. Puppies typically require more food than adult dogs because of the amount of calories they burn. Commercial dog food includes basic feeding guidelines on the packaging.Full Answer >
The cost for doggy daycare varies from $8 to $35 a day depending on the type of facility, according to About.com as of 2014. The choice between a private, in-home daycare setting or a commercial one is best determined by the dog's personality and temperament.Full Answer >
The type of dog that results from crossbreeding a Boston terrier and a poodle is called a bossi-poo. Bossi-poos are a cheerful and intelligent hybrid type of dog and are known to be loyal, loving family pets that are good for all kinds of living situations.Full Answer >