Fila Brasileiro or Brazilian Molosser



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Breed Description


The Fila Braileiro or Brazilian Molosser is a very obedient dog that can attack strangers and defend the house. It is very affectionate to its family members and handler. It requires average attention for exercise


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Size type:

Large dog breeds



The Fila Brasileiro can be very affectionate and it always subject itself to its handler which it obeys totally they  are suspicious of strangers and this can manifest itself as aggression or they can be evasive the reaction depends upon the person in question regular visitor are usually accepted the breed has  an exceptionally well developed sense of smell so that the dog are very aware of whatever approaches they can act quite independently depending upon the situation they also have very strong territorial instincts.


Breed group:

Working dog breeds



65-75cm for dogs and 60-70cm for bitches



63.5-81.6kg for dogs and 56.7-72.6kg for bitches



For the children of its family the Fila Brasileiro present no problems but this is not true of their playmates it will also accept some other household animals which it has met while the young new pet joining the family are not generally accepted.



The short haired coat of the Fila Brasileiro is known in many different colors of which only with mouse grey and spotted or piebald coats are not accepted the most usual coat is brindle



This breed requires relatively little care let them lie somewhere soft to prevent calluses forming on the leg joints


the owner of a Fila Brasileiro need to be confident and have a well-balanced nature in order to train this breed successfully many find the dogs character to be difficult and unfathomable training needs to be calmly carried out in a harmonious manner and with understanding for the dogs character


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