Oh my, what a can of
worms. What can be construed as correct temperament for a Fila? Is there an
attempt among American breeders to tone down the temperament of this breed?
Was the original working fazenda Fila a lot more tolerant of strangers?
Or is a broad range of temperament from mild to sharp a more
Defense Story MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL in my point of view is: They have temperament, did
not need an agitator to show their "Ojeriza" and they do love and protect
us from any intruder at any time, even when we do not know what is going
on. The next morning we received a visit from the police again and they
asked if they could have a couple of puppies from these dogs...
Ojeriza On the contrary to other puppies, a Fila Puppy is not inclined to relaxed
playing with anyone. He attaches himself quickly to those with whom he
lives but is, however, from his earliest youth suspicious of persons he
does not know. Suspicion may make him irritated and annoyed and to some
extent even make him growl with a certain amount of aggression, but yet
without sufficient self-confidence to attack...continue
video of a fila temperament test. The dog in the video is Hill
Country Just a Flirt, aka lily. This bitch has several titles and
championships under her belt; apart from having correct fila
temperament proving she is not just another pretty face!
An Article on
Fila Temperament by Poco da Onca Filas are different from any other breed of dog. They are instinctively
and with great ferocity protective of their family and property, yet very
sweet and loving with their family. Their love of life, personality and
affection are a joy to experience.