Daddy, Cesar’s Right-Hand-Pooch, Passes Away

daddyIf you’ve seen an episode of The Dog Whisperer, chances are you’ve seen Daddy, Cesar’s best buddy and perfectly balanced, all-around awesome Pit Bull. Sadly, Daddy has passed away at the age of 16.

Here’s a press release from The National Geographic Channel:

(LOS ANGELES, CA — February 22, 2010) Daddy, Cesar Millan’s inseparable partner and beloved pet died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 16. In honor of Daddy’s legacy, an Emergency Animal Rescue Fund has been established by the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation.

Daddy, often referred to as America’s pit bull ambassador because of his gentle disposition and intelligence, lived with the Millans from the age of four months. He stood as a champion for calm-submissive pit bulls everywhere, and was instrumental in helping to repair their image as violent and uncontrollable.

As fans of Millan’s hit National Geographic Channel television series Dog Whisperer know, Daddy was a key fixture in more than 50 episodes, often assisting Millan with his toughest cases, bravely interacting with and calming the most unmanageable dogs with his natural balanced energy. Daddy helped shape the behavior of entire generations of dogs by showing them the way to balance.

Cesar states: “I’ve always seen Daddy as my teacher of life. He brought my family and me so much joy over the years. Personally, he represented what my grandfather taught me, never work against Mother Nature. He will be greatly missed, but his spirit lives on.”

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