“It is really a mystery,” said Dr. Theodore Bear today. There is really a lot of speculation about this puppy painting. Most agree with dog art historians that the painting is an oil by the hound Johannes Dogeer. “There is a good amount of controversy about it,” stated Dr. Bear. “Many believe that Dogeer painted his own female puppy in this exotic doggie painting. But some have questioned that it was a female dog that Dogeer was secretly in love with. Others claim that it was a self-portrait painted by Dogeer’s own pup,” Bear continued. ” I believe that we will never know and it will remain a wonderful question that we can only speculate about.” What ever the answer, we can all enjoy the Dog with a Pearl Earring.