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Pete the Pup
Birth: Jan. 22, 1929
Los Nietos
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1946
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Animal Actor. Pete the Pup, the son of Pal the Wonder Dog, took over the role of Petey, the canine mascot of the Our Gang/Little Rascals shorts after his father, Pal the Wonder Dog was poisoned in 1930. The trademark ring around his eye was makeup to match his dad's natural marking. Their guardian and trainer was Harry Lucenay. Petey was an American Pit Bull Terrier and was registered with the American Kennel Club as a Staffordshire Terrier. The AKC recognized the APBT as a breed, but in 1935 changed the name to Staffordshire Terrier, and many say Petey was among the first to be registered in that name. The dog was also UKC registered under the name Purple Ribbon Peter. Although a few other dogs played Petey, Lucenay's was the best known. Petey appeared in many of the best-remembered shorts, though he was replaced with a series of younger dogs beginning in 1932. Petey lived to be 18 years old. When Harry was asked about him after his death in 1946 he said, "He was a gentle, playful and warm dog. He would sleep at the foot of my bed. He was just the regular family dog. I really miss him." (bio by: Shock) 

Cause of death: Old age
 
Burial:
Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park
Calabasas
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 02, 1999
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Rest in peace.
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 Added: Sep. 21, 2014

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