The other Fila

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  1. ravennr

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    This is one of my all-time favourite breeds. They are a cattle dog from Portugal, and though if I had one, I would never crop or dock it, their traditional crops give them such character!

    Fila Sao Miguel (Azores Cattle Dog)
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    Yo! They are great looking dogs, How cute is that last picture? So what is the breed then Fila portugeus or what? Sorry for my ignorance.
     
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    The official breed name is Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel, or easier, Azores Cattle Dog. :)
     
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    Beautiful dogs, though I don't like the way the ears are cropped.
     
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    The ears are... interesting. But they are beautiful. :)
     
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    Teddy bear ears...hmmm...
     
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    They do kinda look like teddy bear ears, though I always think of Hyenas when I see them, their brindle colouring, ears, and tail are all very hyena like.
     
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    I think of Hyenas, too.

    Interesting looking breed. Never met one.
     
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    The ears are cropped to make them look like a teddy bear?

    I think it is ADORABLE! :D
     
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    Yes I have - one won uor Molosser olympics 2 years ago and our PP trainer in Canada breeds them-
    VERY TOUGH dogs - If I was to own a personal protection sport dog that would be the breed.

    Because they could live in a pack of my CAS and work with the sheep.
     
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    They do look like teddy bears! I really like the look of the dog.
     
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    thats the nicest looking crop i've ever seen. but i still wouldnt do it. and they do look like tedy bears
     
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    They are so cute! Like little teddy bears!

    .... and why do they crop like that?
     
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    Never heard of them. they are neat looking dogs though
     
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    Nice looking breed.
     
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    As far as I know, that has been the traditional crop for them for a long time, nothing specific to the breeder or anything. They aren't bad looking with natural ears either though, or tail. :)
    I'm sure somewhere, there's a written purpose, but I haven't found much on the breed. Especially regarding ears, most of what I have seen has only been limited to saying "ears are cropped round".
     
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    I really prefer their natural ears too. They do pretty much lose the "teddy bear" look though.
     
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    I was just about to post that they look like Hyenas. Glad to see I'm not the only one. lol
     

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