Fila Brasileiro

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 140 - 180; Female: 125 - 160 lbs
24 - 29.5 inches
All colors are permitted except white, mouse grey, patches, dappled, or black and tan.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Fila Brasileiro puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Fila Brasileiro varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Fila Brasileiro puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Fila Brasileiros sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Fila Brasileiro with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $0 upwards to $0 or even more for a Fila Brasileiro with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Fila Brasileiros sold is $0.

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Median Price: $0.00
Average Price: $0.00
Top Quality: $0.00 to $0.00

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Annual cost of owning a Fila Brasileiro puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Fila Brasileiros true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Fila Brasileiro Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Fila Brasileiro dogs.
  • 1. Dante
  • 2. Starr
  • 3. Nitro
  • 4. Xena
  • 5. Stormy
  • 6. Soon To Come
  • 7. Sita
  • 8. Pandora
  • 9. Ninka
  • 10. Fatima
  • 11. Duke
  • 12. Lil Rockette
  • 13. Lil Choppity
  • 14. J Lo
  • 15. Fila Pup
  • 16. Chopper
  • 17. Cece
  • 18. Catarina
  • 19. Bruno
  • 20. Brawny

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Member Since: December 2006
Location: Raleigh / Durham / CH, North Carolina
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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 of what has been accomplished by the selective breeding program at Carioca and invite you to visit our dogs at Puppies will be available in May 2007- beautiful, heavy boned brindles and fawns.

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Anonymous asked:
Do Fila Brasileiro's do well in homes with other (Small) breed dogs?



No, the Fila Brasileiro is a hunting and protection breed of dog that has a high prey drive. They will look at anything smaller than the as prey and can easily hunt it down and injure the small animal.


My Fila I had was raised with my 2 Dachshunds and my moms 3 Shih Tzus did well but did not like strange dogs and my husband dominated from the start. One of the best dogs I have had. Lost her at 9 yrs old to bone cancer 2 years ago and now am ready to look for another.


I've had my Fila for 5 years. I got him at 5 weeks old and he is the most wonderful dog I've ever owned. I've been involved with Filas for the past 15 years. My son has a female Shiz-Tzu and my 120 lb. Fila adores her! Wouldn't put him in a male and male situation without testing his reactions first! Filas are one of the most intelligent breeds I've ever seen, very easy to train, or mine was. If your small breeds are female there shouldn't be a problem but as with any dog, the situation the dogs temperament, if he's accustomed to being around smaller dogs etc. Always before any dog is put with another test their reaction to each other!!! Keep them separated but where they can see and smell the other as in having a fenced area where they can socialize but not be able to hurt each other. Good luck!


Yes a Fila makes a wonderful house dog as long as you are willing to put in the time and effort to do the training and you have to be very strict with these dogs and just to inform everyone a true Fila does NOT have ANY white on them and I see that a lot a true Fila is very hard to find so do your research before you waste money.


Fila Brasileiro has a lot white in their blood. The person above does not know about the breed. Do your research. All current solid dogs came from Fila's with white patches. Filas with white are the purest Do your research


My Fila was raised with 4 house cats. I have pics of him sleeping with them. The Fila is a great Dog. Camping trips in the Rocky Mountains with 3 dogs (1 a Fila) no leashs needed and I never had a problem with any of them including my Fila (the best behaved of the boys) going after anything let alone so called 'prey'.


I had 2 Filas and they lived with Pugs and a Chihuahua and cats. There was never a problem. When it was cold the one would let the Chihuahua lay on him for body heat.

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What kind of health issues affect the Fila?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
How much should I expect to pay for a good Fila Brasileiro puppy?

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No more than 1500 for a very good pet quality one

Anonymous asked:
Can a Fila go on all day hikes?

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They are heavy dogs its not recommended to get them to over do it but they are capable so long its not running.

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When will a Fila be aggressive?



My experience with 3 Filas at the same time was, they are naturally aloof with strangers, even as young puppies. 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.


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.

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Updated: 7/1/2022