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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).

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.