Cesar’s Special Makes The Case For Pit Bulls

There was a time when the pit bull was one of the most popular family pets in the country. President Theodore Roosevelt, Gen. George Patton and Helen Keller all owned pits. But today, the breeds are more closely associated with gangs and violent dogfighting, making them among the most vilified — and unwanted — dogs in America. But are they really more dangerous or naturally aggressive than other breeds? Or should humans and bad training share more of the blame?

For Cesar Millan, pit bulls and other dogs classified among the so-called “bully breeds” aren’t bullies at all. “Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull” is a compelling one-hour special showing Cesar and his current pit bull companion, Junior, make the case that it’s not just pit bulls — but also humans — who need to be trained.
In the revealing special, you can learn about the history of pit bulls, dating back to the 1800s, when they were commonly used on farms and cattle ranches to herd animals. They were even trusted to watch the children while the adults worked the field. In England, for example, the Staffordshire bull terrier was so good with kids that it became known as “The Nanny Dog.” It’s a quality Cesar often saw in his own pit bull, Daddy.

Often abused or abandoned, today pit bulls are destroyed at a far higher rate than any other dog. Overbreeding, improper training and neglect force about one million pit bulls to be put down each year — more than 2,000 dogs a day. For Cesar, rescuing the pit bull from near extermination is a cause worthy of his time and attention.

If anything, Cesar’s years with his former co-star and best pit bull pal Daddy taught the internationally acclaimed dog expert that pit bulls are not the aggressive monsters that their detractors claim they are. In fact, they are highly intelligent and, with proper training, can be loyal and loving companions. Inspired by his personal experiences with Daddy, the special showcases Cesar meeting with pit bull trainers, advocates, and dog owners to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of these unique and misunderstood breeds, and to share that message with the world.

“It’s not the breed that makes a good companion,” Cesar says. “All dogs are great companions. Communication creates a partnership and dogs have the simplest communication on the planet. For them, everything is about trust, respect and love.”

Watch the trailer below, then tune in to see “Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull” only on Nat Geo WILD.


Comment on the Story Below

Related Posts

June 18, 2015

Guide Dog School 5: The First Rule To Working With A Guide Dog Is…

The first rule of working with a guide dog is, you never pet a working

March 30, 2017

All Kinds Of Heroes

When I asked Andre for his thoughts on Chicago to write this, the first thing

July 18, 2017

Dogs In “Training:” Canine Commuters

It would seem like one of the least natural things in the world are human

Comments – Rules , Boundaries & Limitations

At Cesar’s Way , we strive to be a single pack, and packs have rules, and limitations. Here are ours for the comments:

  •  No bullying or harassment of fellow commenters. Keep it civil!
  • No foul language or obscenities, please.
  • No posting of external links

Also, please note that because of volume , we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs. You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however Thank you for reading our articles and sharing your thoughts with the pack!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Tips From Cesar & The Pack

Don’t get left out of the doghouse! Sign up now to make sure you’re up to date on the latest happenings!

Trending Today

Trending This Week