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In Memoriam: Daddy

February 23, 2010 | By Helen B. | 4 comments



Cesar in the News
Dog News
Cesar's Way Magazine
In Memoriam: Daddy the Pit BullCesar Millan, all his family and friends, his staff and volunteers, and dog lovers all around the world today will mourn the passing of one of the most loyal, trusting, well-balanced, and influential pit bull ambassadors the world has ever known. Daddy, Cesar’s longtime friend and partner in canine rehabilitation, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday the 19th of February. He was sixteen years old.


He lived each day of those sixteen years happy and fulfilled as Cesar’s right-hand-“man,” helping to shape the behavior of entire generations of dogs by showing them the way to balance. He stood as champion for calm-submissive pit bulls everywhere, and was instrumental in helping to repair their image as violent, savage, uncontrollable beasts. He successfully battled cancer and weathered chemotherapy, and even got the opportunity to present at the 56th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards!


His name is now added to that honorable roster of dogs gone by whose influence is still felt today, and which includes some of Cesar’s beloved childhood heroes: "Rin-Tin-Tin." "Lassie." … "Daddy."


He has been immortalized by Dog Whisperer fans in all mediums, from painting, to photographs, to charcoal drawings and papier-mâché sculpture. And, of course, he lives on in his work, reflected in the balance and calm-submission of his protégé Junior, the countless animals to whom he was a positive role model, and in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him as a calm, sweet, and mellow example of a widely misunderstood breed.
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SmileOfAnubis
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SmileOfAnubis
4 years ago

Yeah, what a great dog and ambassador!
It is as if he and Junior made a deal for Daddy to make way for him when Junior is ready :) ...
I think he must have had a great life!
RIP Daddy and Nunu!

Sookie
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Sookie
4 years ago

Daddy was and will always be the epitome of how sweet and calm Pitties can be. He will be missed by many.

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