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Fila Brasileiro

Fila Brasileiro
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Overview

Fila Brasileiro is a Brazilian mastiff that was developed as a planting, hunting and ranch dog. They would hunt big animals like jaguar, work in the plantation and catching the cattle for the ranchers of Brazil. They would also help in searching for runaway slaves.

Fila moves in an unusual way with his forequarter is below his hindquarter. This dog moves with a low and long stride. Certainly, this dog is a very faithful dog but this dog is also known for its temperament. In Portuguese, they have a name for this dog: ojeriza that means dislike.This breed of dog does not like touching or hugging by the strangers even by relatives.

This can be dangerous because if dogs are not treated properly they can attack any stranger for touching and hugging. However, You can train dogs to be friendly with the socialization of dogs. This dog is also the responsibility of people who own the dog that he should protect people from the aggression and attack of his/her dog. Fila Brasileiro is very quiet and calm dogs but when they are triggered they turned into highly athletic fierce dogs with tremendous speed.

Temperament

Fila Brasileiro is known for his bad temperament but it not complete truth because it is a very faithful and calm dog but it attacks or become aggressive only if this dog feels insecure and under the threat. With proper socialization, you can trainer this dog to behave well and friendly towards people.

Shedding And Lifespan

This dog has a lifespan around 9 to 11 years. However, this dog is known for many health problems associated with it like is very prone to dysplasia around(38%) and an elbow dysplasia around 32%.

It is a myth of people that short-haired dog shredded lesser than long-haired dogs. Hairs of this dog come out on all your furniture and clothes. However, You can limit shredding by proper care of the fur of dogs.

Training

Fila Brasileiro is very easy to train dogs because it was used as guard dogs in plantations in old times. However, bad temperament is a major problem for new inexperienced owners. It is an extremely strong, aggressive and powerful hunting dog. It is a very faithful dog that should be trained properly in order to avoid any unwanted aggression and attack on people as well as other animals.

In the brief, Fila Brasileiro is one of the most powerful faithful as well as an aggressive breed from Brazil. It is not suitable for new inexperienced owners because it can attack strangers very easily if not treated well.

This breed of dog does not like touching or hugging by the strangers even by relatives. This can be dangerous because if dogs are not treated properly they can attack any stranger for touching and hugging. However, You can train dogs to be friendly with the socialization of dogs. This dog is not suitable for a modern time due to its aggressive temperament and strong and powerful stature.

Breed Information

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Origin:Brazil
Breed Group:Working
Guardian Dogs (UKC)
Size:Large to Giant
Type:Purebred
Life span:9-11 years
Temperament:Brave
Courageous
Determined
Docile
Loyal
Obedient
Height:Male: 26–30 inches (65–75 cm)
Female: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)
Weight:90-110 pounds (41-50 kg)
Colors:Black
Brindle
Red
Yellow
Litter Size:4-10 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1000 - $1300 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Max Bella
2 Rocky Sadie
3 Jackson Emma
4 Gizmo Lexi
5 Diesel Maya
6 Shadow Callie
7 Rocco Cookie
8 Rex Kona
9 Otis Marley
10 Loki Holly
11 Ziggy Jasmine
12 Joey Athena
13 Gunner Josie
14 Ranger Gigi
15 Mac Ava
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