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Fila

Size: Large

Weight: 90 - 110 lbs.

Height: 24" - 30"

Life Span: 9 - 11 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Brazil

Also Known As: Fila Brasileiro, Brazilian Mastiff

Group: Guardian

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

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

History

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.

Pet Facts

One of Brazil's native breeds, the Fila was developed from the Spanish and Portuguese Mastiffs, as well as bloodhounds.

Dog Food for Your Fila

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.

Picky No More large breed dog food

Picky No More™ Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of large breed dogs.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.