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Brazilian Mastiff

Size: Large

Weight: 90 - 110 lbs.

Height: 24" - 29.5" "

Life Span: 9 - 11 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; bloat

Origin: Brazil

Also Known As: Fila Brasileiro, Brazilian Guard Dog, Brazilian Molosser, Cao de Fila

Group: Guardian

Category: Guard Dog, Tracking

Exercise Needs

The Brazilian Mastiff will need daily vigorous exercise. This dog is not recommended for city or apartment living.

Grooming Needs

The Brazilian Mastiff needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


Although friendly and protective of its human family, the Brazilian Mastiff may aggressive with strangers.

Compatibility with Kids

Can be dangerous. Not suited for families with children.


A descendant of the 15th century English Bull Mastiff, Bloodhounds, Bulldogs and Rafieros, this breed is banned in several countries.

Dog Food for Your Brazilian Mastiff

Large Breed Puppy 30 Pound Bag

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large breed adult dog food

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.