Breeds of dogs: Fila Brasileiro

Breeds of dogs: Fila Brasileiro

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Origin, classification and history

Origin: Brazil.
F.C.I classification: Group 2 - pinscher, schnauzer, molossoid and Swiss cattle dogs.

Fila Brasileiro breeding began in the early 1900s. Its origins are very ancient. According to some experts, the breed was formed through crossings between "Bulldog", "Mastiff" and "Bloodhound". Another hypothesis states that the breed descended from the captive dogs that had come imported to Brazil by Dutch traders to hunt the Indians in 1630. There are also those who support a further hypothesis, which declares that the breed derives from crossbreeds between molossoidi and greyhounds, happened around the XV-XVI century. Its name "Fila" derives from "filar", which in Portuguese means "to grasp". The breed has been officially recognized F.C.I. in 1946.

General aspect

Large dog. Morphologically classified as Molossoide type. The dog has powerful bone structure, rectangular structure, compact, but harmonious and proportionate.
The massive build, however, must show great agility. The female must show great agility. The female must have unmistakable female characteristics that immediately distinguish her from the male. In rest, the Fila Brasileiro has a calm, noble and confident expression, never bored or absent.
When he is attentive, his attitude is determined and alert. His gaze is determined.


Fila is a brave, daring and determined dog. He is very docile towards the owner and his family, extremely tolerant of children. His loyalty gave rise to a Brazilian proverb. He always seeks the company of his master, but is aggressive towards strangers. His calm and confident disposition is not disturbed by strange noises or by the impact of a new environment. Unsurpassed guard dog; it also has a natural instinct for big game hunting and cattle custody. Even this breed, like many others, can be considered a multiple attitude.

Fila Brasileiro (photo

Fila Brasileiro (photo

Fila Brasileiro (photo


- males between 65 and 75 cm
- females between 60 and 70 cm.
- males at least 50 kg
- females at least 40 kg.

Trunk: robust, wide and deep, covered with thick and limp skin. The chest is longer than the abdomen. The length of the trunk, measured from the end of the shoulder to the end of the buttock, is equal to the height plus 10%. Deep, wide and descended thorax. Loins shorter and shallower than the chest. Long bottom line parallel to the ground throughout its extension. Belly slightly retracted, but never from Greyhound. Large and long croup, angled about 30 degrees from the horizontal line.
Head and muzzle: it is large, heavy, massive, always proportionate to the body. Muzzle and skull in 1: 1 ratio. the head seen from above, has a trapezoidal pear shape. The profile of the skull forms a slight curve from the stop to the occiput, which is prominent especially in puppies. The stop from the front should not be seen. The median sulcus is light and straight. The stop is low, inclined. Strong, broad and deep muzzle, always proportionate to the skull. The edges of the lips form an inverted U.
Truffle: wide and well developed nostrils, but which do not occupy the entire maxillary width.
Teeth: wider than long, robust and white. The upper incisors are broad at the root and sharp on the edges. Powerful canines, well inserted and well spaced. Ideal scissor bite, but pincer bite allowed
Neck: extraordinarily robust and muscular, to the point of giving the impression of being short. Slightly curved at the top and well detached from the skull. Presence of double dewlap.
Ears: hanging, large, thick, V-shaped. Wide at the base, they tighten at the end. They have a rounded tip. The hanging is oblique.
Eyes: medium or large, almond-shaped, well spaced, on average sunken or sunken. They are dark brown to yellow in color, according to the color of the coat. Some individuals have sagging lower eyelids.
Limbs: parallel legs, straight up to the pastures, with strong bone structure. Short metacarpus, robust carpus clearly visible, slightly inclined. The length from the ground to the elbow must correspond to 50% of the length from the elbow to the withers. The hindquarters have a less heavy bone structure than the front ones, but overall they are never light. Very muscular thighs. Sturdy and well arched feet, with not too close toes. Thick, wide and deep fingertips. Sturdy and dark nails. White nails are allowed only if the feet and fingers are also white.
Shoulder: made up of two bones of equal length, shoulder blade and humerus. The ideal position for the point of the shoulder is halfway between the bottom line and the withers.
Pace: elongated and elastic.
Musculature: excellent development.
Tail: very wide at the root, on average attached, it tightens quickly when it reaches the height of the hock.
Skin: floppy on the whole trunk. It forms a dewlap around the neck. Forms small longitudinal wrinkles on the skull.
Hair: short, smooth, thick, close to the body.
Allowed colors: all solid colors are allowed except for disqualification (white and mouse gray) (piebald or spotty coat). Solid-colored cloaks can have bands of less intense or very dark color. The presence of a black mask is optional. In all colors allowed there may be white spots on the chest, feet and tip of the tail.
Character: A temperament test is mandatory for all subjects, after 12 months of age, to obtain the release of the sample title.
Most common defects: prognathism, enognatism, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, lack of two teeth, gazzuoli eyes, lack of double dewlap, measures out of standard, short muzzle, small ears, light eye, lack of angulation in the hindquarters, aggressiveness, colors not allowed, excessively raised rump, kyphotic back, narrow croup, low descended thorax, too much angled limbs, incorrect gait, curled tail.

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