Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro breed is considered to be guard dogs that are massive in size. This breed has an undocumented origin which makes them more interesting. They are energetic, active, devoted, etc. However, this breed is not suitable for small spaces as they belong to the mastiff dog breed group. They cost around $1500 – $2000 depending on the breeder you are choosing.

Breed Information

Dog SizeLarge to Giant
ColourBlack, Red, Brindle, Yellow
Dog Breed GroupWorking
Height24–30 inches
Weight90-110 pounds
Coat LengthShort
Life Span9-11 years
CharacteristicsThe Fila Brasileiro breed holds characteristics like loyal, friendly, headstrong, active, energetic, etc.
HistoryThe Fila Brasileiro breed has no properly documented origin. However, the appearance of this breed is inspired by the Brazilian Mastiff and is believed to crossbreeding of English mastiffs, bulldogs, as well as bloodhounds in early 1600.
PersonalityThis breed is headstrong and considered to be a loyal breed. However, sometimes this breed can be silent as well as docile depending on the person they are meeting. But they are active and devoted dogs.
HealthThis breed remains healthy most of their lives. But they can face some serious health issues if not properly looked after like hip as well as elbow dysplasia, bloating, or entropion. They require the proper attention of a vet from time to time.
CareThe Fila Brasileiro breed requires the complete attention of a vet to be healthy. This breed is active and requires daily exercise and if this is ignored then they can gain weight. Also, this breed is not suitable for small spaces.
FeedingThis large breed has high energy levels which is why the Fila Brasileiro breed requires proper feed. The feed of this breed should be suggested by a vet. Also, it should be according to their age, health, metabolism, etc.
Coat Color And GroomingThe coat of the Fila Brasileiro breed is short-haired and they shed regularly. But they are available in colours like brindle, fawn, as well as black. This breed requires proper grooming like brushing every week, proper dental care and trimming of nails.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsThis breed can be intense but if they are properly trained then they can be great around kids. Proper interactions with children can help to avoid any injuries with the Fila Brasileiro breed around them. Plus, they can adjust to other pets.
Temperament and TrainingThe Fila Brasileiro breed is friendly and active. They can be trained with simple training methods which involve rewards. Also, the training methods should be simple and gentle.
PriceAround $1500 - $2000

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