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You Make the Call. Posted on 11/19/2001.

Yesterday, I hung out with a woman who claimed that she liked pugs, in part, because they resemble famed Mexican muralist painter Diego Rivera.

You decide.

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Definitely yes. In fact, pugs were first bred by an obsessed fan of the artist. The eccentric breeder's own pug was called DR Fumidor Our Lady of Guadalupe. It won best in show at the 1950 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, narrowly beating out a shih tzu, a standard poodle and a bichon frise.

I'm surprised you all don't know this.
Posted by April Karys @ 11/19/2001 11:53 AM PST [link to this comment]

"...pugs were first bred by an obsessed fan of the artist."

How in the world do you breed a dog to look like your favorite human?
Posted by Sarah @ 11/19/2001 12:03 PM PST [link to this comment]

Which one is the real Robert de Niro?
Posted by BJMe @ 11/20/2001 08:58 AM PST [link to this comment]

According to his third wife Frida, Diego had a frog's face (she told him this after he told her she had the face of a dog). Diego was dubbed her "frog prince"...

Therefore, it's far more probable that Kermit was created in Diego's likeness. :-)
Posted by webchick @ 11/22/2001 08:21 AM PST [link to this comment]

COMMENT #5's that Kermit link :-)
Posted by webchick @ 11/22/2001 08:23 AM PST [link to this comment]

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