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Fila Brasileiro


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Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Brazil, guard dog. 
Life Expectancy
10 -12 years 
Brindles and all solid colors, except white or mouse gray. 
Short, smooth 
Known for his outstanding courage and bravery, he is obedience to his owner but is an unsurpassed guardian of his property. The  
Good with Children
Extremely tolerant with children 
Grooming Needs
Groom with a hound glove. 
Average Size - Male (in)
24 -29.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
24 -29.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
Health Issues
Hip Dysplasia, Bloat-Canine Gastric Dilation-Volvulusv

Breed Description

A massive breed, one of the powerful Molossers, the Fila Brasileiro is also known as the Brazilian Mastiff or Cao de Fila. He is also used to hunt big game and herd cattle. Before considering a Fila, understand the needs of this breed as he is a large responsibility. A native breed of Brazil, he was developed from the Spanish and Portuguese Mastiff and Bloodhounds. Used to guard flocks and property he is best known as a fierce guard dog.

Breed Infobits

The Fila Brasileiro is confident and very self-assured.
The Fila Brasileiro loves the company of children and appreciates their games.
The Fila was used to track and capture runaway slaves, andexcels at hunting Jaguar.

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