I know quite a few Fila owners on another board. They are truly a special breed, and I've only had the pleasure of meeting one. They are a ton of dog, though and are not suited for 99.9 % of people.
The term is ojeriza, which is a natural dislike of strangers. For anyone truly interested I can pm you a link to a post on another forum where it's discussed.Yes, molossers are cool. I’ve never seen Fila (Brazilian Mastiff) in person but a couple I met at the local pet store own one and they said that their dog is not friendly at all. Fila’s natural guard instinct is probably very strong so they don’t seem to like strangers.
I dog sit for a guy that has four of them..... They are quite different than the Mastiffs(English Mastiff) and Bull Mastiffs. They are pretty high drive and hard core dogs. These are anyway. Two of them are imports. I class them in a catoragory that they are more dog than many folks can handle.I met one today at work. His name was Lucus. I wish I had a picture b/c he was so handsome. He was afraid at first but i spent some time in his room and he warmed up real quick. He was so lovable. I never thought of owning a mastiff myself but I keep falling in love with all the mastiffs at work, especially the English and now Brazilian. So to all the mastiff owners on DF, whats it like to live with one?