A Brazilian mastiff, this breed is a dog of dualities. Fiercely loyal, loving, and protective of its Pack, it distrusts outsiders and does not deign to be touched by unknown people. It can also be highly aggressive in its role as protector, but if socialized as puppies, they can be taught to be tolerant of strangers. Consistent rules, strong leadership, and cheerful praise are essential.
1. Fila Brasileiros 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Fila Brasileiro Temperament and Training
3. Fila Brasileiro Diet and Feeding
Fila Brasileiro Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Fila Brasileiro Weight
Fila Brasileiros generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Fila Brasileiros. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Fila Brasileiro with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.