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fιℓα вяαѕιℓєιяσ #4
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Ever heard the quote “shoot first, ask questions later” that pretty much sums up the quick fuse of the FILA BRASILEIRO. It’s the only breed in conformation shows that does not allow the judge to touch it, and if it reacts aggressively, its reaction is not considered a fault.
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This act of aggression is a character trait and a natural instinct of its temperament and a testament of its extremely high DEFENSIVE drive or as it is known within the FILA circle as OJERIZA defined as a dislike and distrust of strangers in Portuguese. The FILA would rank higher if its not so DEFENSIVE MINDED as some of its aggression is based on fear. I’ll break down on a later post what I mean by this.
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A large DOG with some as heavy as 180lbs, primarily bred to hunt JAGUARS and GUARD land and property in its native country of BRAZIL it was truly a BREED OF PURPOSE. The FILA doesn’t need much PREY drive as it’s OJERIZA is more than enough to make up for its lack of. Athletic, agile and graceful are all touted in the breed. With its powerful CAT like movement they can haul their large body quickly anywhere in a property.
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With all of this being said, they FILA make excellent FAMILY dogs and a great pet for CHILDREN as they are generally highly tolerable of them. Be advised that a FILA will never relate to other PEOPLE as it would its FAMILY. This dedication is an ode to an old BRAZILIAN saying “As faithful as a Fila” Alike many breeds they can be STUBBORN and hard to deal with but unlike many MASTIFFS they require a stringent socialization training especially if living the city throughout their life. They don’t take well to other animals.
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Some defaults: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. Due to their unusually high croup (rear legs)They’re also prone to bloat or gastric volvulus distention. General life span of 8 to 10 years. An experienced dog owner should consider this breed, not a newbie.
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