Whenever my boxer pup Nitro and I go anywhere the first thing people say to us is "Oh my gosh, it's Pete from the Little Rascals." Looking back at these old movie clips of Pete I can see now what folks are talking about. Nitro does resemble Pete although Nitro is a Boxer and Pete is one of the first Pit Bull Terriers registered with the AKC in the 1930's. I think the biggest trait they have in common is Pete was fully trained by hand signals just like the hand signals Nitro is learning now (Nitro is 100% deaf). Pete could hear but they needed to train him with hand signals so his commands could not be heard on the audio of those old movie tracks. Here is an old Little Rascals clip of "Pet the Pup In Our Gang helping the kids" video I found on YouTube. I will also put a photo of Nitro and Pete under the clip. What do you all think? Do they look alike ?
*** Smile Alert! ~ This is the best 7 minutes of all the Little Rascals you will ever see. According to Lexi, these clips will put a smile on your face.
Photo of Nitro at 5 months old
Photo of Pete the Pup from The Little Rascals
Pete's real name was "Pal," and he was owned and trained by Harry Lucenary. The distinctive circle around his eye was originally unplanned. When the spunky pit bull made his "Our Gang" debut, a circle had been painted around his eye and would not come off.
More Photos of The Little Rascals with Pet The Pup:
I think he looks like the dog from the newer Little Rascals - he sure is cute!ReplyDelete
Yes! He most definitely does :) Nitro is so handsome :) Thanks for the cool trivia about Pete - I had no idea!ReplyDelete
Katie, Nugget & Oscar
We could look at photos of Nitro all day! He's much more handsome than Pete.ReplyDelete
Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack
They do kinda look alike... No matter who he looks like, he's adorable!ReplyDelete
There's definitely a resemblence. I love Nitro's markings. He has lots of character. I hope you all have a great weekend!!ReplyDelete
I thin Nitro is cuter than Pete!ReplyDelete