Fila Brasileiro Puppies
Believe it or not, the Fila Brasileiro dog is a purebred breed. They are also known as the Brazilian Mastiff. However, this dog breed isn’t too popular, and it’s a rare breed, so not too many places recognize it as a breed. If you’re interested in learning more about Fila Brasileiro puppies, then keep reading.
Where to get Fila Brasileiro Puppies
Since this breed isn’t well-known, you might have difficulty finding this dog. For instance, you can check with your local animal shelter and rescue organization, but you might not have any luck. If they have Fila Brasileiro puppies, they’ll likely be mixed breeds. Bob-Rocky…
Otherwise, you can try going through a reputable breeder. Unfortunately, since the American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed, you won’t be able to find ethical breeders on the AKC Marketplace. So, you’ll need to do the research yourself.
Remember, you’ll be able to recognize a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:
- Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s safe (and then get the puppies tested)
- Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
- Have a vast knowledge of the breed as a whole and be able to answer all of your questions
- Want to meet with you in person and allow you to meet the parents and the litter
- Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations
In addition, the breeder will socialize and train the puppies as early as possible. A dog breed such as the Fila Brasileiro needs to begin training right away.
Stay away from breeders who do not do the above. They might be puppy mills or backyard breeders who don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding good homes for the dogs. Brasileira_ua…
Even though this dog breed is difficult to find, the price might be a little more because it’s so rare. So, if you find Fila Brasileiro puppies for adoption, expect to spend anywhere between $1,000 and $1,500.
Also, they have a short and smooth coat that comes in only a couple of colors. For example, their coat can be fawn, black, or brindle. Serena…
Fila Brasileiros are known for being devoted, intelligent, and protective. They’ll be great around their family members, but they’re not cuddly. In fact, if you’re looking for a guard dog, then this will be the perfect breed to get.
However, they will be affectionate with their family members. They’ll recognize who their family is, or “pack,” and be family-oriented. If you have kids, make sure the dog is raised alongside them. They’re generally patient with young children, but it could take them some time to get used to them if you have children after having the dog.
If you have other dogs in the family, they’ll get along okay. However, they need plenty of early training and socializing. Also, their prey drive is too strong that they will not get along well with other animals such as cats, guinea pigs, and the like.
They do not get along well with strangers at all. So, be prepared not often to have people outside your family at your house. Fila Brasileiros can be aggressive. Zuza…
Fila Brasileiro Puppies – Veterinary Needs
This dog breed is relatively healthy, but it has some health issues. For example, they’re prone to the following:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Gastric Torsion (Bloat)
Be sure to bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. As a puppy, you can bring them a few times to get them used to the vet and keep track of their growth and development.
With proper care, Fila Brasileiro puppies have an average lifespan of about nine to 11 years. Marha…
You can provide this dog breed any food approved by your vet. For example, they can have high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.
Luckily, this dog breed doesn’t need too much grooming. However, they shed a little bit, so you’ll want to brush their coat weekly. Also, be sure to keep up with trimming their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears regularly.
Bringing them to a professional salon is not recommended because they don’t get along well with other dogs or strangers. So, any grooming (which is minimal) you’ll need to do should be done at home. Also, be sure to bathe them as early as possible to get used to the bathing routine. It’ll make it much easier when they’re bigger than you.