Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy

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Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy

Fedor Jeftichew, a Russian-born sideshow performer (1868–1904) with congenital hypertrichosis, who was brought to the US in 1884 by circus impresario PT Barnum. Jeftichew, who was advertised as part man, part dog, obliged onlookers by dutifully barking on command.
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In 1881, Barnum brought 13-year-old Russian sideshow performer Fedor Jeftichew, known as Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy, to the US.
dog-faced boy Russian act Fedor Jeftichew joined at age 13
The most famous case was Russian showman Fedor Jeftichew who, under the stage name JoJo the dog-faced boy, toured Europe in the 19th century.