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Pup finds fame because of theatrical looks

Thursday, 11th August 2011

An abandoned pooch found a home where he could enjoy dog food and daily walks because of his theatrical looks.

Bruno, a three-year-old Boxer, was adopted by Tony and Christine Armstrong because he had such a strong resemblance to the Phantom of the Opera, the masked character created by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The pup has white markings in the same place that the Phantom's mask covers, with the rest of his face being dark.

Mr Armstrong said: "As soon as we saw Bruno we knew we wanted him - he went straight up to my wife and licked her hand and she fell for him.

"Several friends have already noticed that he looks like the Phantom of the Opera and people have commented on his unusual face when we walk him along the street."

He added that both he and his wife have always enjoyed music from The Phantom of the Opera.