cut 60 - 75cm
weight 50 - 60kg
hair short well glued and forms rolls of beard at the level of the throat
dress all color combinations, solid or brindle, also with balzanes on the feet and white markings on the tip of the whip
head heavy, tall, very angular and massive with a broad skull tapering towards the tip of the nose
eyes medium large, dark, slightly almond-shaped and set well apart, buried quite deep in the eye sockets
ear large V-shaped hanging ears, attached to the back of the skull
behaviour courageous, kind in his family. He is distant with strangers.
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 2, Section 2, No. 225
Care: very easy to care for, brush daily Usefulness: Guard, guard and hunting dog Life expectancy: 10 - 12 years
The appearance of the current Fila Brasieiro betrays its descent from the Saint-Hubert dog, in English the bloodhound: the long muzzle, the wrinkled skin and its great ability to track. Formerly, his ancestors arrived in South America with the Portuguese and the Spaniards. The latter brought heavy and massive mastiffs and hounds of Saint-Hubert whose descendants were used particularly in the large farms of Brazil as herdsmen, guards and bloodhounds. The Fila Brasieiro does not attack its hunting prey, but immobilizes it while waiting for the hunter to arrive. At the time of the Brazilian slave trade, these functions earned him a sad celebrity, as he helped bring back escaped slaves safe and sound. Due to its size and aggressiveness, the Fila Brasieiro is banned in some countries.