I was onlike looking up info on filas this morning came across a forum discussing the fila breed. One person had owned a fila and said it was socialized to a T. At 9 weeks it pinned her nephew against the wall and 9 months attacked her 15 year old son while on the phone. Did the kid not know the dog? She had it put to sleep, it was to far gone. It only liked her, her husband and parents. Everyone on the forum was apologetic to her for the dog. I did a lot of research before we decided to get brutus. I have never read or heard from anyone of a fila turning on the family member. But have a strong aversion to strangers, and owners must be in firm control due to this. In my opinion this dog must have been abused, and could not have been socialized to a t, definately not at home. If she could not control the dog at 9 weeks why did she not give it back to the breeder or a rescue group. REALLY UPSET ME !!!!!!! I think i am going to join the forum just to give my opinion.