Daddy, Cesar Millan's Dog, lives to 16!

Cesar and Daddy

Daddy, Ceasar Millan’s partner and beloved pet, passed away after living for 16 years! That’s a long time for most dogs, especially the larger breeds. An Emergency Animal Rescue Fund Established has been established in Daddy’s Honor. Here is the information we received about Daddy, and the fund that has been established in his honor:

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.”

Daddy’s Emergency Animal Rescue Fund will provide funding and assistance for dogs who are victims in large-scale disasters (hurricanes, fires, and other natural catastrophes), man-made disasters (hoarder and puppy mill rescues), and animal victims of abuse or violence. An initial contribution by the Millans and the “Dog Whisperer” team has established the fund in Daddy’s honor.

If you would like to honor Daddy’s memory and the contributions he made to improving the lives of animals, you can make a donation by visiting

In Daddy’s memory, National Geographic Channel has a photo gallery posted at


  1. Judy Brewer says:

    I am so sorry to hear that Daddy passed away. I just Love Cesar’s Show, I watch it all the time. I will miss seeing Daddy, he was wonderful with other dogs that needed help. Dog’s just do not live long enough and they are such a wonderful companion. People that do not love dogs, do not know what joy they are missing. Send Cesar my condolenses please. Thank you.

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