The Fila Brasileiro, a strong Mastiff, is an extremely loyal and loving companion. The Fila has a sense of protection towards its family that comes naturally and does not need to be taught. These dogs are extremely faithful to their family and have immense patience for the children of the family. They are both gentle and loving. The Fila Brasileiro does not have a good temperament towards strangers. If your family is one to have frequent visitors this might not be your first choice. These canines are natural defenders and do not socialize outside of their family which can consist of both children and other pets.
The Fila Brasileiro is a descendent of the breeds Mastiff, Bloodhound, Bulldog, and Rafeiros. The Fila Brasileiro gets many of its traits from each of the different breeds of dogs. For instance, the Brasileiro has excellent tracking skills similar to the Bloodhound and its unforgiving determination when hunting from the Bulldog. This dedicated dog is also able to be trained to herd, track, and control large animals.
If you were to come across free Fila Brasileiro puppies you would certainly get a loyal and dedicated hound. The Fila Brasileiro grows to be between 25 inches to 30 inches tall in height and weighs between 90 pounds and 110 pounds. The Fila Brasileiro does have a bit shorter life span than other species; with a healthy lifeline between 9 years and 11 years. This large wrinkled dog can come in a variety of colors with or without marking. They are average shedders but do drool when drinking water. Fila Brasileiros are a wonderful family addition.