The Fila Brasileiro (Brazillian Mastiff) is believed to be a cross of, primarily, ancient Bulldogs, Bloodhounds, and English Mastiffs. The result was a guardian, herder, and big game hunter. Today the Fila Brasileiro is a family guardian, herder, and police dog.

The Fila is a powerful, muscular dog with a short, soft coat. It reaches 24-30" and 90-110 pounds. It is loyal, courageous, and very suspicious of strangers.

Official recognition: FCI Group 2, CKC Group 8 - Miscellaneous Class.

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Cães & Cia On-Line: Fila Brasileiro
Recent history, health, and breed standard.
Fila Brasileiro Web Ring
Websites dedicated to the betterment of the Fila Brasileiro.
Brazzil: Fila Dog, This Guy Has Some Bite
"Blue Blood" by Clelia Kruel, founder and president of the Fila Brasileiro Association and co-founder of the Fila Brasileiro Club of America. (July 01, 1999)

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