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Fila Brasileiro Breed Information

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Fila Brasileiro

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Weight
Male: 140 - 180; Female: 125 - 160 lbs
Height
24 - 29.5 inches
Color(s)
All colors are permitted except white, mouse grey, patches, dappled, or black and tan.
Overview
A powerful and courageous breed, the Fila Brasileiro is a loyal and dedicated companion animal. The Fila Brasileiro has strong protective instincts of his owner and territory, but very loving. This breed should be kept on a lead at all times as they are very protective and can become aggressive given the situation.
Character
Socialized from puppyhood, the "Fila" does well with children providing they do not overly pester. Confident, self-assured, and a calm disposition make the Fila Brasileiro ideal for someone looking for a protective yet docile pet. Commonly used as a guard dog.
Temperament
The Fila Brasileiro is not for everyone. This breed is very powerful and can prove to be quite a handful for the average pet owner. Proper breeding is a must to create a mild-tempered dog. The Fila Brasileiro can become aggressive if he feels threatened.
Care
Brushing with a firm bristle brush will be sufficient for this shorthaired breed. Average shedding, a wipe down with a damp washcloth should remove any loose hair. Bathe only when necessary. The Fila Brasileiro should be protected from cold weather considering the very short, smooth coat.
Coat
This large breed has a very short coat and little to no maintenance is sufficient. The Fila Brasileiros coat should be smooth, soft and dense, being somewhat weather resistant.
Training
This powerful dog is not recommended for a first time trainer. Obedience classes are recommended, and required at times. The Fila Brasileiro can be difficult to control. Dominant owner required if dog is to be well mannered and obedient.
Activity
A fenced in large yard is required for this large and lively breed. Recommended for country living, the Fila Brasileiro can also do well in home life if given sufficient exercise. Requires regular walks and free roaming exercise.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Fila Brasileiro puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Fila Brasileiro Breeder

Carioca
Member Since: December 2006
Location: Raleigh / Durham / CH, North Carolina
I have Fila Brasileiro puppies for sale! See My Profile
Breeding exceptional Fila Brasiliero's since 1986. CAFIB and CBKC. Our fila's exemplify the original purpose of the breed- to love and protect the family. On our farm in North Carolina our dogs work with livestock and occasionally attend dog shows where they do quite well- 20 Champions! We are proud...

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Anonymous asked:

6/18/2013 6:37:10 PM

6/18/2013 6:37:10 PM

Do Filas' do well in a home with other (smaller) breed dogs? Do Filaas do well in homes with other (Small) breed dogs?

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Anonymous

No, the Fila Brasileiro is a hunting and protection breed of dog that has a high prey drive. They will look at anything smaller then the as prey and can easily hunt it down and injure the small animal.
7/11/2014 10:24:11 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/15/2012 8:17:22 AM

10/15/2012 8:17:22 AM

what kind of health issues affect the fila?

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Anonymous

Prone to most large-breed ailments. Beware of hip dysplasia. As these dogs are prone to bloat, feed two or three small meals a day, instead of one large one. Also prone to CHD, gastric torsion, elbow dysplasia and PRA.
7/11/2014 10:25:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/20/2012 12:13:43 PM

5/20/2012 12:13:43 PM

How much should i expect to pay for a GOOD Fila puppy?

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Anonymous

No more than 1500 for a very good pet quality one
1/11/2013 1:46:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/18/2012 9:58:37 AM

1/18/2012 9:58:37 AM

Can a fila go on all day hikes?

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Anonymous

They are heavy dogs its not recommended to get them to over do it but they are capable so long its not running.
1/11/2013 1:45:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/30/2011 11:55:04 AM

12/30/2011 11:55:04 AM

when will a fila be aggressive

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Anonymous

My experience with 3 filas at the same time was, they are naturally aloof with strangers, even as small puppies ( 10 weeks). As they get older they continued this trait and often seemed that they were unaware of what was going on in the room."DO NOT BE FOOLED"!They are very aware and although mine were never aggressive, they were very protective!!! Sudden moves by visitors cause them to come to attention, if someone stands and approaches you while you are still sitting they will stand & begin to approach if you don't command them not to. Mine never advanced on anyone in the house just because they didn't know them.They were not aggressive, but very conscious of the fact that their job was to protect! They were the same way with children, very protective.
9/23/2012 8:21:36 PM

Anonymous

My Fila has her own bed where she lays when in the house. If anyone comes to visit, whether friend or stranger, she suddenly becomes my third leg and lays down by my feet and stays there until the company leaves or is put outside.
1/28/2013 4:00:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/30/2011 11:54:12 AM

12/30/2011 11:54:12 AM

will a fila protect me if i was getting attacked

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Anonymous

if they loved you and you took good care of them then yes they would protect you from a unfamiliar person
8/28/2012 3:51:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/12/2011 10:01:14 AM

11/12/2011 10:01:14 AM

Are Fila Brasileiro's good with other dogs?

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Anonymous

Filas are dogs with a hard to understand temperament! If this is your first time owning a Fila you should definitely take the puppy to obedience classes. This will help him/her to learn the basics of puppy training and also will be good for interaction with other dogs. I own two Filas myself and both of them are great with other dogs. Aversion to strangers is always there. Tip: if your dog is older than 16 weeks, you should take him for daily walks where there is a lot of people, so he can get use to see people. When it comes to dog parks, don't overwhelm him/her by introducing the pup to many dogs at a time! take step by step.
12/29/2011 7:00:50 PM

Anonymous

We have a Fila and she was already 4 - 5 months old when we got her. We had to put her in obedience classes to get her socialized. She was very frightened by all the comes and goings in our household. Now she is three and does well but mostly with other dogs. New to her or know for a while. It doesn't matter much. She plays like a puppy with any dog. Bigger than her or smaller. People on the other hand. Well we just say "keep your hands to yourself until she sits on your feet. LOL Then you can pet her. She's a good girl.
2/25/2012 5:00:20 PM

Anonymous

Yes i just got a Fila Brasileiro and i have 6 other large dogs and he gets along with 4 of them and one small dog, but i am still getting to know him. he was 8 months old at the time and he is still getting to know me as well.
4/22/2012 3:28:56 PM

Anonymous

Don't ever take a Fila Brasileiro to a dog park that is just asking for trouble lol.
11/12/2013 5:30:38 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/31/2011 3:35:18 PM

5/31/2011 3:35:18 PM

Does the Fila Brasileiro breed come any smaller?

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Anonymous asked:

4/6/2011 5:51:37 PM

4/6/2011 5:51:37 PM

Are Fila Brasilerios bigger than Great Danes?

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Anonymous

Filas are not bigger however, mine is very big 156lb and very protective and very aggressive.
4/9/2011 10:36:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/13/2011 8:34:59 PM

1/13/2011 8:34:59 PM

Does a Fila drool overly much?

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Anonymous

Most Filas drool, especially after drinking water..but that is their only bad quality
2/9/2011 2:10:25 PM

Anonymous

actually Filas drool very little compared to other mastiffs... its one of the good things about them... can't stress enough how potentially dangerous they could be with inexperienced owners
7/12/2011 3:09:10 PM

Anonymous

My Fila only drools when she just finishes drinking from her bowl. It's like she forgot to swallow. Other wise she doesn't drool at all. Not even when she is begging at the table.
2/25/2012 5:06:19 PM

Anonymous

I had 3 Fila's at once. They did not stand and drool, but, when the shook their heads the pool in their jaws would sling on the walls. I would take a towel and wipe out their jaws a couple of times a day. I also wiped the walls once a week.
9/23/2012 8:02:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/8/2010 4:26:54 PM

11/8/2010 4:26:54 PM

What is the life-span for the Fila Brasileiro breed?

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Anonymous

The the life-span for the Fila Brasileiro breed is roughly 16-20 yrs.
11/27/2010 6:18:41 AM

Anonymous

Filas live between 8 to 10 years in the USA. Rarely make it passed ten years old.
2/9/2011 2:09:07 PM

Anonymous

8-10 years is the right answer, some dogs will live to 11 or 12. 16 to 20 years is a very inaccurate life span for a fila
1/29/2012 10:35:59 AM

Anonymous

8-10 years, Cancer, bloat (stomach's need to be tacked), hip issues normally prevent then living longer.
1/12/2014 7:43:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/24/2010 5:30:59 PM

10/24/2010 5:30:59 PM

where are there any fila brasileiro in the u s for sale how much are they

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Anonymous

Mississippi and are $800.There may be more fila brasileiro's somewhere else in the USA
11/11/2010 1:03:37 PM

Anonymous

There are a few fila brasileiro breeders in ga. We always get ours from griffin, ga between $600 & $1200. We've had 8 of them. Fila Brasileiro's are loving and loyal and very protective.
11/14/2010 11:58:11 PM

Anonymous

You can buy fila brasileiro pups for various prices but there are many to rescue. They are the best dogs. I will never be without one. I do Fila Rescue
2/9/2011 2:12:00 PM

Anonymous

Dawna Berg is the best Fila Brasileiro's breeder in the USA. She is among the best breed dogs in the world! She is very professional and reliable! Her site is www.filadog.com (Eshabeta II Kennel)
12/29/2011 7:06:42 PM

Anonymous

you can get one from queens,the price 1500 -3500
4/22/2012 3:34:36 PM

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