What's a Fila?A Fila Brasileiro is a dog. Just in case that wasn't already obvious from the image above. But it seems there is some confusion on what this dog should look like and how it should behave. As with all dog breeds there is a standard that describes all this. In this case there are even two. One is from Brasil where the Fila originates from CAFIB. The other is from the FCI. There is also a nice comparison. As with all dog related organizations those blueprints need to be taken with a grain of salt. So without further ado here is an abstract of the most relevant parts for potential owners:
The fur of a Fila is due to its origin in warmer climates short. That doesn't mean that it can't withstand freezing cold temperatures but it will always prefer warmth. We've reached about -35°C a few years back and all our fury four legged friends still had fun outside. There are different color variants of the fur. One is fawn as Bellissimo and Rohana in this case light brown. Fawn can also be a slightly darker, more redish brown like you can see on Bellissario and Uhura. All fawn variants build the base for brindle (dark stripes). Again this varies between Chavela with massive dark streaks and Tessa who has only a few streaks but also some white parts.