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Pete the Pup was a famous dog character in Hal Roach’s Our Gang comedies (later known as The Little Rascals) during the 1920s and 1930s. Otherwise known as “Pete, the Dog With the Ring Around His Eye”, or simply “Petey”, he was famous for having a circled eye that was added on by Hollywood make-up artist Max Factor and credited as an oddity in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. The original Pete (sired by Earl Tudor’s “Black Jack”) named Pal the Wonder Dog had a natural ring almost completely around his eye; dye was used to finish it off.When he was about six months old, he made a cameo appearance in the Harold Lloyd classic The Freshman, in the 1925.
Pal first started out as “Tige” in the Buster Brown series in the 1920s, It was during this time that he obtained the circled eye, and when he was recruited to appear in the Our Gang comedies later that year, Hal Roach simply left it on, creating one of the most recognized dogs in film history.