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Brazillian Mastiff


Brazillian Mastiff profile

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Lifespan:  9-11 Years

Avg height: 60-75cm

Avg weight: 57-82kg

Coat type: Smooth and short.

Coat colours: Red, yellow, black, brindle.

Originally bred for: Hunting jaguar, cattle work, guarding.

Breed traits: Determined, brave, courageous, loyal.


A little about Brazillian Mastiffs

The Brazillian Mastiff (also known as the Fila Brasileiro) was bred as a working cattle and guard dog in Brazil. Prized for its natural aggressive tendencies, the breed is banned in Australia in most states and has a high prey drive making it more likely to chase smaller animals or children.




The Brazillian Mastiff may be predisposed to the following conditions: Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Gastric Torsion (bloat), Lip Fold Pyoderma, Cruciate Ligament Disease, Hypothyroidism, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Wobbler Syndrome (Cervical Spondylomyelopathy).