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Manny Pacquiao’s dog, Pacman

Updated on December 3, 2013
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Manny Paquiao delivers an inspirational speech
Manny Paquiao delivers an inspirational speech

The boxer trains the dog, and vice versa

Manny Pacquiao has a Jack Russell Terrier that he named Pacman. Pacman is his running companion when Manny jogs around Los Angeles’ trails and streets. Pacman is a pretty fast runner, and it’s not easy keeping up with him. Because of this, you could say that Manny Paquiao’s Pacman doubles as his trainer.

Pacquiao likes to teach his dog tricks. The usual “sit,” “lie down,” and “shake hands,” but he has yet to get the dog to stop chasing squirrels. Pacman also travels to the Philippines with Manny, and goes to Las Vegas when Manny has fights. I guess you could say this is a well traveled pet.

Jogging with Pacman from Baguio to Hollywood

Pacman has even gone jogging with Pacquiao around Baguio City’s hills, and up the hills of Hollywood, all the way up to the Hollywood sign. Pacman runs ahead of his boss, and chases coyotes away, the Wall Street Journal said.

Pacquiao is allergic to Pacman’s hair, so they don’t sleep together. Of late, Pacman has gained weight. He eats a hearty diet – beef jerky and kebabs. He doesn’t run as fast as he used to. Pacman entered Manny’s life in 2008 and has his own dog sitter.

Pacquaio loves his dog, even if Pacman has already ruined three sofas at the dog friendly Mandalay hotel in Las Vegas, which the boxer replaced.

Pacquiao may have lost his last two fights, and we personally would prefer that he stops fighting altogether. He is already a boxing legend and he has many other options.

But we are happy that he has a dog that he’s come to love so much. Pacquiao ran away from home when he was a boy in the Philippines because his father ate his pet dog, an askal (sreet dog) which is considered the lowest category dog in the Philippines. Askals are often eaten in a dish called Azucena.. He lived on the streets sleeping on a piece of cardboard. But at the age of 14 his boxing talent was recognized and he became a professional boxer, the Telegraph Co. UK said.

Here’s some videos of Manny Pacquiao and Pacman

The two Pacmans start the day working out together

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    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks DDE, and I appreciate the visit:)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An interesting write up here on Manny Pacquiao’s dog, my favorite type of pet and such a powerful meaning to this person

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Ya Darwin, we love Manny, win or lose.

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      darwin cacal 

      5 years ago

      good fighter ever manny pacquio we love you so much '' fight fight win win win''

    • grand old lady profile imageAUTHOR

      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Nell, thank you very much. I visited your profile and you have some very interesting topics:) Will be reading some in a bit. Glad to know that you enjoyed the videos.

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      Great story about Manny, I love to see people who love animals and the videos were great too, voted up! nell

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Thomas Swan, I also feel that he should give up boxing. Not because I believe he's past his best, but because he's already proven himself to be a legendary, overachieving boxer and made millions, too. I feel that health is wealth, and he should spend time with his family and watch his children grow up. He has so many other options in life and he's such an inspiration to the Philippines, as well:)

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Maricel, you're right, Manny's lucky to have his family with him. He's lucky that he's able to spoil mommy Dionesia in a way she never imagined possible. He's a good man with a good heart. I hope he remains healthy, wise and prosperous.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Mona the other soft side of Manny.... I love rags to richest stories and admire people in that situation. For me one of Manny's achievements is reaching the height of success with his parents still around to enjoy a good life that they never had when Manny and siblings were younger.. I guess I will always envy Manny or the rest who became successful and still have their parents with them, that's my one unfulfilled dream..

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      Thomas Swan 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      He should probably give up boxing now he's past his best. How old is he now? He could end up with health problems if he carries on. The problem with boxers is they always try to bounce back from defeat, but when they get older, the defeats come thick and fast. Their ego ends up taking a big hit with potentially disastrous consequences. It sounds like he's overcome worse things in his life though, so I hope he does OK. Cool dog too!

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