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Fila Brasileiro dog breed - photos and description

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Fila Brasileiro

Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Virtually do not need care
Molt:Sheds very little or almost no shedding
Need for activity:Need a lot of physical activity
Tolerance of loneliness:Moderately addicted
Type of wool:Shorthaired, Smoothhaired
Friendly to strangers:Restrained
Intellect:Adaptive intelligence
Learnability:relatively easy to learn
Specialization:Watch dogs, Hunting
Tendency to bark:Bark only for warning, not for long

Fila Brasileiro (Brazileiro or Brazilian Mastiff) - bred in Brazil to find and protect runaway slaves. These large, strong dogs protected peasants from predators, guarding their territories, homes and property. They could also hunt large animals. The main character traits of the Fila were devotion to the owner and readiness to protect him from any threat. In Brazil, it is common to describe Fila as "loyal as a Fila" and "fearless as a Fila".

  However, this dog is only friendly towards family members. She does not tolerate strangers and does not allow them to touch her. Due to its inherent aggressiveness, vicious nature and large size, the Fila Brasil is considered one of the most dangerous breeds in the world. Although in its homeland it is widely used as a police dog.
Fila Brasileiro is a serious guard dog. She needs a strong, confident owner. The breed is distinguished by its innate aggressiveness. Controlling a dog requires proper training. In this case, the dog will be calm, friendly and obedient at home.

  These dogs become very attached to their owners and everyone they live with. Their meaning in life is to serve and protect their family. Make sure you are always there for them. It is very difficult for their owners to change.

  Phils are empaths, they feel people's moods and try to calm them down in difficult times. They love children, are patient, loving and never get angry. But even well-trained dogs should not be left alone with children. The favorable attitude extends to pets who grew up with puppies. The dog is reluctant to accept a new family member.

The Fila Brasiliensis is alert and territorial. The dog does not tolerate strangers and does not allow them to touch him. His temperament is excitable and aggression is common. He can bite other people's children, attack cats and other people's dogs. The dog does not show aggression without reason, but only if threatened; it must be walked on a leash and muzzled.
  Fila Brasileiro was bred to work on plantations. This dog is not suitable for living in a one-story house. She should be kept in a private house with a garden plot, but not kept on a leash. She must be able to move freely around the territory. A spacious enclosure with insulated booths should be equipped for the dog. Due to their strong protective instincts, representatives of this breed sleep very restlessly.
  The Fila Brasil is a working dog and can be dangerous if not trained properly. Not all breeders are able to cope with these finicky pets. Only those who can provide the dog with suitable conditions, sufficient attention and exercise are worthy of purchasing a puppy.

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