Okay.. I know we've had a zillion "Renee tell us about the Grrrls" threads, but I have some questions that I'm almost positive weren't asked. I can't remember them all... but I'll add as I go. Tell me about the white-brindle dogs. I've heard them described.. Are they just pale fawns? What do you think of breeders who sell every pup they have as breeding quality except the few marked as "pets" and why? What about breeders who don't socialize their pups before they go home to new owners? How was it bringing your fila puppies home? Did they hate you at first, or were they wary of you? Are all Filas as intelligent as Kharma and Shiva? Why is there such a HUGE variation type still, even though there appears to be many dogs considered breeding stock? I've seen a Fila that honestly resembles a cow on one Fila breeder's website.. I believe it was Eshabeta. Why on earth did they breed her? I know temperament and ability come first in determining breed-worthiness, but she is rather extreme. What do you think of Filas who have their hips high above their shoulders (like 4 inches or more)? Does it hurt them or cause structural problems? I think it's a tad bit extreme. How are your Filas with strangers petting them on neutral territory? Why? How do they react when people come onto your property? How about when you bring people into your home? Do you have to lock them up!? I read that on several sites, and it made me twitch. Fila mixes--I read in one article (only one, mind you.. couldn't much more info on it) that they are unstable. Fact or fiction? I'm inclined to say fiction, but I really have no grounds to judge upon. What do you think of breeding for Filas with less ojeriza? Okay.. all for now. More when I remember. I apologize if I asked any dumb ones, I only got a few hours of sleep last night.