The Fila is a massive, powerful dog. It can be tempting to think of them as Wash & Go Dogs, but even the stoic Fila needs their coat and skin taken care of. That tight, glossy coat can show every mark or scratch (Boo Boo Butter) and that big nose can be dry (Nose Butter). Plus, they gotta look good also!
Below you will find a curated list of products featuring the Fila on the labels and other products recommended for your Fila. Check out Fila Brasileiro history info.
Two Sides of the Fila Coin Some of the very features that are the Fila's most important qualities can also be to their detriment. For example, the Fila is known for unwavering loyalty and protectiveness to their owners. If kids are playing too loudly or rough-housing, the Fila could misinterpret the sounds of play as danger. If a medical emergency occurs and EMTs need access to the owner, the Fila must be restrained or crated. Are they worth it? Absolutely!
The File Brasileiro’s exact origins have a bit of mystery to them, but this much we know…The Bloodhound, Mastiff and early Bulldogs (more like an American Bulldog or Olde) were used as their foundation. This is obvious with a glance, especially the Bloodhound. In Portuguese Filar means to grab, subdue and hold. This is today’s Fila’s method of protecting their charges. To hold the interloper down until a human takes over. They are known to be quite ferocious in their protection of family and property, so a knowledgeable owner is required to safely get the most from these noble dogs.