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Korsair, a valuable European show dog missing for a week, had only to hear a few words of French to realize he was back among friends.

"As soon as I started speaking to him in French, he came right up to me and buried his head in my side," said Gerald A. Rousseau, a dog trainer who took command of the 3-year-old Belgian Malinois after he was captured by police.The dog, valued as high as $50,000, slipped from his cage while he and his French owner were changing flights at O'Hare International Airport on June 12.

Korsair was spotted Sunday morning in the back yard of a home a few miles from the airport.

An examination by a vet showed the dog had gashes on his front legs and inside an ear but otherwise was alert and in good shape, said Rousseau.