Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian Mastiff)
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|This is one of Brazil's two native breeds. It is massive
and daunting in appearance and wary of strangers. The long muzzle pendulous skin and
superb ability to track make its bloodhound ancestry obvious. It has an ability to keep
the quarry at bay until the hunter arrives rather than attack immediately. This ability was
used during the days of Brazilian slavery when hapless fugitives were returned unharmed to
the slave masters. Due to its size and potential for aggression it is banned in some
countries. It weighs 4150 kgs and is about 61-76 cms tall. It comes in a variety of
|Bhat's Kennels, fanciers
of Fila Brasileiro! We have a pair of Fila's. The
male is a brindle dog and the female is a
fawn. For more details please visit our home page
. Those who are interested to own an
absolute guard dog may contact us. Inquiries to:
Mr.Balakkrushna Bhat.C.R. No.18, "Harshadhama"
Sampoorna Avenue, Arcot Road, Chennai - 600026.
+919840095506. Res: +91-44-24881313,
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