dog_whisperer_daddy.jpgAs revealed on “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan’s Twitter page today, his beloved pitbull Daddy died on Friday the 19th, at the ripe old age of 16. He originally belonged to rapper Redmond, but officially became Millan’s while just a puppy.

After the initial Tweet (with a link requires a little patience, probably because of the volume of traffic) Millan tweeted: Thank you for your messages of condolence. They mean so much to me and my family during this time.

As Millan’s constant companion and chief helper, Daddy acted as the role model for goodCesar Millan Dog Whisperer_National Geographic_033.JPG canine behavior to many of the troubled dogs (and humans) Millan worked with on his hit show. In recent episodes, young pitbull Junior has been training to take on Daddy’s duties (click here for an article on that).

I’m more of a dachshund than a pitbull girl, but I got to meet Daddy and scratch him behind his ears — such a calm, sweet dog, a credit to his breed, his species and his owner.

Below find a tribute done by National Geographic Channel:

Posted by:Kate O'Hare