Fila Brasileiro breed information

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The Fila Brasileiro is a native breed of Brazil, used to guard flocks and property, it is best known as a fierce guard dog. This is a courageous, massive, powerful breed. It is well boned with a rectangular structure. It is known for its outstanding courage and bravery, it is obedient to its owner but is an unsurpassed guardian of its property. The Fila is amenable with its human family, making a very loyal loving companion; extremely dedicated to its owner. It is the breed’s nature to be loyal and protective of its family. The Fila makes a wonderful guard dog. Outstanding courage, determination, and bravery are part of the Fila’s characteristics. It is docile and obedient to its owners and family and extremely tolerant with children in its own family. Its faithfulness became a Brazilian proverb. The Fila Brasileiro makes a great family pet; it is always looking for the company of its master. It is gentle, loving, loyal and very protective. You don’t have to teach your Fila to protect you, as it does this on its own, it will protect you without hesitation. It is bold and very wary with strangers. At anywhere from 2 - 5 months of age you will notice that your Fila does not like strangers; this it is bred into it. The dog will only make up to people that it feels you trust. You cannot socialize a Fila to like people, you can obedience train it so that you are in control, but you cannot socialize it to like people.

Fila Brasileiro

Fila Brasileiro

Life expectancy: 10 -12 years
Color: Brindles and all solid colors, except white or mouse gray.
Coat type: Short, smooth
Size: 24 -29.5
Health issues: Hip Dysplasia, Bloat-Canine Gastric Dilation-Volvulus
Living conditions: The Fila is not suited to city live. It needs a fenced yard and plenty of exercise. The Fila can sleep outdoors with proper shelter. It loves walks, but also can be very lazy. Some can even be big couch potatoes.

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