The Fila Brasileiro is a native breed of Brazil, used to guard flocks and property, it is best known as a fierce guard dog. This is a courageous, massive, powerful breed. It is well boned with a rectangular structure. It is known for its outstanding courage and bravery, it is obedient to its owner but is an unsurpassed guardian of its property. The Fila is amenable with its human family, making a very loyal loving companion; extremely dedicated to its owner. It is the breed's nature to be loyal and protective of its family. The Fila makes a wonderful guard dog.
This breed may be any color, solid or brindle, except white, mouse gray, patched dogs, dappled, or black and tan. The typical colors are fawn, black and brindle.
The smooth, short-haired, dense coat is easy to groom. Brush with a firm bristle brush and wipe over with a piece of toweling or chamois for a gleaming finish. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.
Beware of hip dysplasia. This breed is prone to bloat, feed two or three small meals a day, instead of one large one. It is also prone to CHD, gastric torsion, elbow dysplasia and PRA. To minimize the risk of your Fila developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Fila puppy from a reputable Fila Brasileiro breeder.