A Fila via Craigslist? (Portland, OR)

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  1. Crowsfeet

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    See for yourself.

    Big Beautiful Mastiff

    It does say however, something to the extent of 'no papers available'.
     
  2. Romy

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    Ahhh! She's in portland!!!!

    *really, really must resist*

    eta: She eats less than Strider, how weird is that?
     
  3. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Oh, great.

    Poor dog. :(
     
  4. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Slower metabolism? Good thing she's far away, I could use a guard dog about now.
     
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    Oh, ya know...I emailed her for better pictures, lets see what happens.
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    You are a gem, Linda! :)
     
  7. AllieMackie

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    Certainly a much more heartening ad than most on Craigslist, at least - they're being thoroughly honest about their dog's behaviour, and seem intent on finding an acceptable home.
     
  8. Renee750il

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    You'd be amazed at how little they really eat, Romy, at least working lines. Consider that they are from an extremely impoverished area of Brazil. Meat was what was left on a carcass from the fazenda butchering (which wasn't much) or what the dogs caught on their own. Dogs who had to eat a lot didn't survive, let alone breed. The Fila, bred right, is a HARDY breed.
     
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    Pretty interesting. I guess the czars didn't have to worry much about getting dog food, lol.
     
  10. ma-vie-en-vert

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    Wow that was a really honest Craigslist post. I wish I had the time to deal with another dog. I wub Filas. :(
     
  11. filarotten

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    The only thing is... the dog actually bit a child in the face. That frightens me with McKinley, I dont feel it would be wise for me to take her.
     
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    Where did you see that?
     
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    I don't see anything about her biting someone...
     
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    I am guessing when Linda emailed her the owner gave her that info.
     
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    sorry I did recieve an email back from the owner. It stated she had bit a little girl in the face from a fear bite...that concerns me... It may never happen again, but I don't think I want to take the chance with my grandbaby.
     
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    Yeah that's probably why she's saying the dog should go to a home with either no kids or older kids.
     
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    Awe.. hope the girl finds a home.





    ...Where are all these Filas coming from, anyway!?
    Is there a Fila Fountain somewhere?
     
  18. Renee750il

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    I have no idea, but it's going to be the death of me, especially since most of the shelters that end up with them have NO freaking clue about how to home a Fila. They think a home with regular Mastiff experience is best, and it isn't. Terrier experience is great. Australian Shepherd people are another great choice, Giant Schnauzer, Airedale (Terrier), Great Pyr, etc. are a far better preparation for living with a Fila than an English Mastiff or even a Bull Mastiff. GSD, Doberman or even most Rottie people aren't normally a good choice because they are used to dogs who are more obedient. :(
     

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