Weight: 90 - 110 lbs.
Height: 24" - 30"
Life Span: 9 - 11 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Also Known As: Fila Brasileiro, Brazilian Mastiff
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
No special grooming requirements.
The Brazilian Mastiff is an extremely large, intimidating breed that tends to be wary of strangers, but loves its family. Some countries have banned this breed due to its size and tendency for aggression.
Compatibility with Kids
Extremely tolerant with children
The Brazilian Mastiff was used in Brazil during the 1800s for tracking and large game hunting. This breed was also known to track and return fugitive slaves unharmed to their owners.
One of Brazil's native breeds, the Fila was developed from the Spanish and Portuguese Mastiffs, as well as bloodhounds.
The Dog Blog
Training and Behavior, Lifestyle