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The Fila or Brazilian Mastiff is a large, powerful, intelligent and very active breed. They are not well known in the UK dog insurance market as they are illegal to own in England. The breed is made up of Mastiff, Bulldog and Bloodhound ancestry. A Brazilian Mastiff has a smooth coat which is prone to shedding; it also comes in many colours, fawn, black and brindle being the most common. It is amenable with humans, making a very loyal loving companion.
Life expectancy: 9-11 years
Originating country: Brazil
Temperament: Confident, loyal, fierce & loving
Interesting fact: Their personality trait is called “ojeriza”, which translates from Portugese to ‘distrust’.