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Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« on: February 28, 2016, 12:30:27 PM »
So we bought this dog.  He is now 5+ months old.  84lbs.  What a an interesting guy.  Do some research on these.  He is not the average dog.  The most loving loyal cuddly guy.  He is an Alpha dog from 7 weeks old.  Loves to please, fetch and guard.  Vigilant breed.  fearless.  Our toddler plucks his whiskers and plays with his teeth, he don't care.  Pretty mellow for a pup,  The bloodhound in him is very clear.  10 cups of food a day is crazy.  Strangers or aggression he does not like.  He doesn't like anyone near his family truck/car etc.  Very vocal dog.  These are rare dogs however one of the best breeders (our dog lineage) is Eshabeta Kennels Arlington Wa.  It would be cool if someone has one of these guys and share their experiences.  Amazing dogs.  I understand why they are Brasils national dog.
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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 03:43:32 PM »
Nice looking head on him!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 03:45:53 PM »
Ten cups of food a day!  That's a lot of poopin' to scoop!  :yike:
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 03:54:06 PM »
Cool dog.
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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 05:03:22 PM »
Beautiful dog  :tup:

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 05:38:48 PM »
Yes a lot of poop!  At least he potty trained easily.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 07:49:21 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 11:27:01 AM »
Yes a lot of poop!  At least he potty trained easily.

At least you don't MISS those piles and accidently step in one.  :)
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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2016, 12:11:41 PM »
My brothers mastiff liked to drop a deuce by the drivers car door at night when you were over visiting. Cool dog but you needed a backhoe to clean up after that pig. At least he could train his lab to go off in the brush but that big guy would dropp it in the middle of the driveway!

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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 07:05:28 PM »
Ya he is just now transitioning from only pooping on the concrete.  3 big piles a day. He has been great with the training aside from bedtime I must go out with him so we can both water the grass. :chuckle:  He is one of those dogs that is right next to you most the time so he is a large tripping hazard!  I was thinking could a guy train your dog to track elk for scouting (sheds?) purposes before hunt season?  Not sure if its legal.  Either way I will take him hiking and I don't think I have to worry about his safety.  Jaguar hunter after all.  My neighbor was robbed in broad daylight and 7 last year in these parts so I decided I needed a thief eater to protect wife kids, and property if Im not home. Has anyone googled this breed?  Its quite unique.  If I lived eastern maybe a few of these could be taught to dislike wolves!!
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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 08:12:09 PM »
I am familiar with the breed because I have an interest in dogs and when I was showing and working on farms I ran into lots of neat breeds.

Good looking pup.

Estate guardians, mastiffs, and molossers tend to protect an estate/neighborhood/township so driveway marking isn't even a tiny surprise to me.  The dogpile next to visitors autos seems territorial to me and not out of line at all. Dogs will be dogs.

If I had a mastiff or molosser I would go the Dogge de Bordeaux (french mastiff) route. 
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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2016, 06:47:06 AM »
Neat looking dog. But a friend had to recently put his down after it chewed up the mail lady pretty bad. Very protective, aggressive and an extremely un-predictable breed IMO.
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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 06:56:36 AM »
Is most definitely a good looking pup.  There are many Mastiff breeds, and all seem pretty cool from what I have seen.  I had a Bullmastiff, and he was the most kind, gentle, loving beast one could hope for.  One day I will have another.

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 07:00:29 PM »
Mudman, if you don't mind me asking, how much did that breeder charge? I would love to get one of these dogs someday, as I am often away for work and would rest better if I knew my wife had one at her feet.

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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 07:21:36 PM »
I have always been fond of the dogo argentino. A close friend of mine owned a cane corso. Probably one of my least favorite dogs I have met. Despite everything she did, that dog would not submit, ever. Couldnt trust it. Super aggressive too.

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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 09:54:46 PM »
I will tell you they aren't cheap.  Range from 1500 to 5000$ Depending on many things but maybe could find one from a person that has documents and such as many are mixed breed with Danes and mastiff again for more size.  Its apparent as a true Fila will have the bloodhound head, big boned and not overtly muscular.  Yes establishing dominance from day one was a challenge but a must with this breed.  He knows his place now.  Even my toddler is his boss.  I gave her a stick to chase him when he was just a lil guy.  He respects all 6 of us.  Very dominant breed and not for some people for sure.  Predictable that they may attack if their territory is infringed.  We socialize him a lot.  Truck rides, trips to jobsites, to the vet. often.  New people to meet so he can learn to judge friend and foes.  Unique yes, dangerous yes they can be and loving and sweet.  Don't know many breeds more loyal.  Anyone have a female? :hello:  The 1999 world champion Reno is his great grandfather if Im reading these dang portugese pedigrees right..     http://www.filadog.com/
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Re: Fila Brasiliero aka Brazilian Mastiff. Anybody?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2016, 07:41:06 PM »
I am familiar with the breed because I have an interest in dogs and when I was showing and working on farms I ran into lots of neat breeds.

Good looking pup.

Estate guardians, mastiffs, and molossers tend to protect an estate/neighborhood/township so driveway marking isn't even a tiny surprise to me.  The dogpile next to visitors autos seems territorial to me and not out of line at all. Dogs will be dogs.

If I had a mastiff or molosser I would go the Dogge de Bordeaux (french mastiff) route.

We have owned  a Bordeaux. They are awesome dogs. Gentle yet fiercely loyal and protective. Monster heads. We had him and a female Rottie. Got them both the same day as pups and they were unseperable. Both are gone now and we want to get another pair in the future.

I had a friend that had a Fila. Those things are huge dogs. Heard good things about them. Training them early and often should be at the top of your list.  :twocents:

 

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