Another great mastiff is the Brazilian Mastiff. What makes this dog what it is, happens to be the fact that it is a crossbreed between a Mastiff and the Bloodhound.
There is also another name that it goes by and that name is Fila Brasileiro. Early in their ancestry, these dogs were made to watch out on the plantations in Brazil. They were later brought to America by the Conquistadors.
Weighing in at over 100 pounds and about 27-30 inches tall from the ground to his shoulder. The females are huge as well, although they are smaller
. She weighs about 90 pounds. She stands to be about 24-28 off the ground to her shoulder. The fur is short and soft in nature. The neck is extremely thick, and they carry the same features of a bloodhound through their faces. A variety of colour also comes with this breed and those colours include yellow, black, brindle and reddish tan.
The bone structure on the Brazilian Mastiff helps it to run fast with the ability to attack if need be. They are known for their courage and for the fact that they always possess the ability to stand alerted. Despite their aggressive nature towards strangers, they do carry a loving nature towards humans.
There are several qualities of the Brazilian Mastiff. Well looking at both breeds, you see the hunting instinct from the Bloodhound. Add that with the guarding instinct of the Mastiff.
There are well known for looking out for cattle. They seem to be a great well-rounded dog. They didn’t just sniff out an animal in hunting. They were also trained to attack and then waiting on their master, they would hold it down. Some were able to even keep wild jaguars away from cattle.
Despite the way they are with strangers, the Brazilian Mastiff are extremely gentle and loving towards their own family. They are also very protective of and extremely loyal their master, and like any dog breed they may be cautious or timed with strangers when approached, or on the other hand could be aggressive, so a well taught and socialized dog is always best.
When searching for a puppy it is recommended to get as much information from the breeder as possible. Go to dog shows and visit the homes of private breeders to see the kennels. Do not limit your search to one kennel.
Make sure that you ask as many questions as you want. If the breeder is confident about their dogs, they will want to answer any questions that you may have. Shop around a little. There are plenty of websites that sell Brazilian Mastiffs and I am sure that they will add pictures so that you can see the many variety of colours and features.
With its rectangular shape, droopy hound dog ears and flabby lips, you can say that the Brazilian Mastiff is an adorable looking dog. A beautiful dog that has the capability of hunting in which he inherited that trait from his Bloodhound ancestry.
Then he has the capability to catch and hold whatever it may be that he is capturing. While hunting he catches the animal, holds it and then he will wait for his human companion to come.