Fila breeders in Texas?

Discussion in 'Fila Brasileiro' started by iwannafila, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    Can anyone give me some info about Fila breeders, or upcoming shows where I could see some dogs in person? Also like to talk to some owners of course!
     
  2. Tubarao'smom

    Tubarao'smom Well-Known Member

    I live in Texas and have a fila. As far as breeders in texas go that are worth a damn there aren't any. Can I ask what attracts you to the breed?
     
  3. filagiel

    filagiel Well-Known Member

    The only breeders in Texas are Nodib Kennel (Tina Neville) or Cynthia Webb (Aim Kennel) Not sure if they are still breeding? I guess I should say they would be the only kennel I would look at in Texas.
     
  4. fila4me

    fila4me Well-Known Member

    Cynthia is actually in Tennessee, not sure if she is still breeding. I am not sure if Tina is either.
    I agree with Tubarao's mom about no one worth a damn in TX. lots of crap ones.

    I am also interested in what attracts you to the Filas.
     
  5. angelbears

    angelbears Well-Known Member

    I heard that Cynthia moved to Texas a couple of years ago. Cane is from Nodib. I've had a lot of health problems with him, mainly skin and ear issues. He cost me about 2 hundred a month in medical bills not including that we feed raw to help with this. He also has terrible separation anxiety. Some of that is my fault but when he was a pup if I left him he would break out all under his chin. It just wasn't worth it to leave him.

    That being said, he is an asshole and that is why I got him. He hates people and he doesn't hide it.
     
  6. fila4me

    fila4me Well-Known Member

    my bad, lol!!! I am so out of the loop on breeders. guess I will have to get familiar again, I don't think my breeder is going to breed anymore. Maddie is an ass too!
     
  7. tojvan

    tojvan Well-Known Member

    LOL I think a good behaviouralist will definitely turn him into a gentleman.
     
  8. Tubarao'smom

    Tubarao'smom Well-Known Member


    Totally LOL'ed at the last part!
     
  9. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    As for why I'm interested, I want a guard dog, but just as important, I want a loyal, devoted, affectionate dog. From what I've read, seems no other breed is as devoted as a Fila! Our family has bred and raised Chinese Shar Pei for over 20 years. I want to try a new breed. Also, I like the fact that a Fila protects naturally. I don't want to spend 20k to have a GSD or Malinous trained to do same thing. I am more than willing to take a Fila pup for extensive obedience classes. Also, we very rarely have company at home. Another big reason is my 80 yr old mother lives with me. Would a Fila trained properly be safe dog to protect her? She still gets around really well.
     
  10. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    I've been researching this breed for over 6 months online. I've also looked into a Boerboel or a Corso. One question I have about Filas though is the following. Are some of them so protective, they will jump through the glass window?!!! Might sound like a dumb question, but just checking. I'm talking about the dog seeing someone walk by the house in the street. I am a responsible person. I would handle the dog to keep the public safe. From what I've researched they definitely don't seem to be THAT protective. Are they?
     
  11. tojvan

    tojvan Well-Known Member

    I have an 80 yr old grandfather living with me, you bet a fila would be a safe dog to protect your mom, as puppies they can be quiet mischievous and bratty like any other pup, the difference is they are very sensitive to their owners need. It doesn't take much for them to start behaving. they are naturally very submissive and gentle with family members.
     
  12. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    I have to say, the "This dog is only for people with experience with a dominant breed" is confusing me a bit. If a person followed that train of thought, they would never get a dog like that. So, how would a person ever get experience owning a dominant dog breed? Or do they mainly mean a responsible person such as myself? I really have my heart set on a Fila, but I will not get one If I have any doubts about being able to handle a breed such as this one. It wouldn't be fair to the dog. Any insight into my question?
     
  13. Tubarao'smom

    Tubarao'smom Well-Known Member

    I'd say a fila would be good in terms of protection, this is the very reason I got Tubarao. The one thing that would concern me is size, Tubarao is like a bull in a china shop. He pushes his way through to get what he wants. He has shown me that he needs a strong handler and if I am not assertive with him he takes advantage. He is still very much a puppy and i'm sure he will settle down with time but that would be my concern for your situation. Fila's get large, I mean large. I'm sure like you stated training is going to be top priority. As far as jumping through a window, i've heard of it happening.
     
  14. Tubarao'smom

    Tubarao'smom Well-Known Member

    How I perceive this statement is a fila is a dog for someone who is able and willing to be the boss. You have to be able to handle your dog and some people are not assertive enough and cannot be the leader, letting a fila be the leader would easily turn into a very dangerous situation.
     
  15. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    As far as I'm concerned, Shar Pei are dominant. They are not 150 lbs though! My only concern is when my mom would be at home with the dog, if she would be able to handle it, as long as it was obedience trained. She is an alpha for sure when it comes to raising dogs! But at 80 years old, and 130 lbs, if the dog started pulling, she could be pulled down, and injured. My plan is a dog large enough with the right temperament to protect her. But, I don't want her injured trying to handle it while I'm at work!
     
  16. Tubarao'smom

    Tubarao'smom Well-Known Member

    Where in Texas are you located?
     
  17. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    Gotcha! I'm confident I can fit that bill. Only reservation now is in my above thread. Whether or not my mom could physically handle one of these dogs if trained properly. It sounds like to me, with their love of their owner, coupled with my moms dominant way of handling dogs it should be ok. Would any of you be kind enough to give me a few breeders info, so when we're ready to take next step, I will have info on some trustworthy breeders? With this breed, I want to make sure I purchase a puppy from a top, reputable breeder!
     
  18. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    I live near Houston
     
  19. angelbears

    angelbears Well-Known Member

    Cane jumped through the window to get at the neighbor that was knocking on the door. He was around 9 months old. We were in the back bedroom having dinner so I had plate in my lap when we heard the knock by the time I could get up Cane had already turned the corner and launched himself through the window. Unfortunately, I had left the blinds up so when Cane rounded the corner there was a 6'2 bearded, mountain of a man banging on the front door. I was able to catch Cane by his hind legs, Debra was right behind me and between us we were able to get Cane back in.

    I'm 50 and truthfully I don't think I will be getting another Fila. I'm not sure I will be able to handle one physically as I get older. While Cane has calmed down a lot as he has matured there are still times that it takes every thing I have to control him. If we are out in our back yard and he sees a someone, even a neighbor and they get to close to our fence or they have something in their hands(especially if they are holding something above their waist). He is going to advance forward to the fence and it takes every ounce of energy I have to control him.

    A proper Fila would never hurt your mother on purpose but I would never expect an 80 year old woman to be able to handle a Fila if they are in protection mode.

    All that being said the reason I got a Fila is that I was told that they are not the type of dog to go chasing people down and so far I have found that to be true. The only time that we have had close calls have been on our property and in close proximity. No one is allowed in our house unless Cane is put up in our back bedroom and someone is with him.
     
  20. iwannafila

    iwannafila Well-Known Member

    Ty Angelbears! My mom obviously won't be taking the dog on walks or anything! I will put more thought into this for sure. Sounds like a Fila may not be best choice for my situation.
     

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