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Dog Breed Group
Non Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Life Expectancy
12-14 years 
All colours 
Wavy, but not curly. No undercoat. 
Exercise Needs
Enjoys ample exercise such as a short walk or a active game of play. 
Alert, intelligent, and affectionate with the overall qualities of a loving companion dog. It has a lively, outgoing, and inquis 
Good with Children
Gentle with well trained children, friendly to other animals. 
Grooming Needs
Grooming should consist of combing or brushing his coat ever other day. Professional clipping every other month should be done t 
Average Size - Male (in)
Average Size - Female (in)

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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