Rudolph Valentino's Dog. Born in Alsace, France, the Doberman puppy was presented to Valentino when he was staying at the nearby estate of the Hudnuts, relatives of his then wife, Natacha Rambova. Reportedly, the gift of the puppy was from a Belgian diplomat who was a fan of Valentino. The movie star called the dog Kabar, and they formed a very close attachment; he went everywhere with his owner, traveled in first class on both ship and train, and he always slept in Valentino's room. Kabar did not accompany Valentino on his last trip, however, and when his master died unexpectedly while in New York, the dog reportedly began howling mournfully and could not be comforted, eventually all the other dogs at Valetino's home, Falcon Lair, joined in. Valentino's brother, Alberto, reported Kabar as inconsolable, and the dog remained restless and ill. Within a short time, Kabar ran away. When he eventually returned to Falcon Lair a few months later, he was in very poor condition, his paws worn raw, and he was excessively thin. Reports at the time suggested that he might have been trying to find his master. Kabar never fully recovered, and spent the rest of his life in poor health. His death at age 6 was reported in the Chicago Daily Tribune. He was interred at the newly opened Los Angeles Pet Park. A 1936 reminiscence by Hollywood gossip columnist, Jimmie Fidler, called Kabar "the most beautiful Doberman Pinscher of my memory."
Bio by: Iola