The Fila Brasileiro breed (also known as the Brazilian Mastiff) was developed to guard Brazilian farms and plantations. Derived from a mixture of the Mastiff, the Bloodhound and the Bulldog, it combines protectiveness and loyalty with a dependable tracking ability.
Like its Bloodhound ancestor, the Fila Brasileiro is a big-boned dog with loose skin that creates folds around the face and neck. Its smooth coat comes in almost any color. Overall, the Fila Brasileiro has a massive, powerful yet balanced look.
The Fila Brasileiro can live as long as 11 years.