Fila Brasileiro

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Determined
  • Overview

  • Fila Brasileiro originates from Brazil and was created to be a working dog and guard dog against thieves, and to protect the livestock from predators on the large ranches. This dog breed is not for everyone. Although he is trainable and affectionate with his human family and even with children, he might be territorial, dominant, and unfriendly with strangers to protect his family and property by his instincts. Fila Brasileiro is not kind to those people who he doesn’t meet too often, or who he doesn’t know, like the playmates of the family’s children. This breed has a very high energy level, so make sure you always have something for him to do. Because of his hunting instinct, you have to prevent him from killing cats or other small animals. Fila Brasileiro is a smart breed; he can soak up any new knowledge like a sponge, and that’s why training is a must from day one you bring him home. Fila Brasileiro sizes between 23.5 and 29.5 inches and weighs about 90 to 100 pounds.

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