Bloodhound vs Fila Brasileiro

Compare the Bloodhound to the Fila Brasileiro. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bloodhounds and Fila Brasileiros.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Fila Brasileiro and the Bloodhound are good for new owners, but the Fila Brasileiro is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - The Bloodhound is very child friendly. The Fila Brasileiro does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - The Fila Brasileiro is easy to groom. The Bloodhound has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both breeds will bark frequently, but the Bloodhound has the highest tendency to bark between the two.
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Bloodhound vs Fila Brasileiro
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Breed NameBloodhoundFila Brasileiro
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-15 yrs.9-11 yrs.
Height23-27 in.24-30 in.
Weight80-110 lb90-160 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryFranceBrazil
Origin Year1000 AD1500 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodGood
Kid FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Pet FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph22 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingMediumHigh
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountHighVery High

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundFila Brasileiro
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageHigh
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowHigh
GuardingBelow AverageHigh
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingAverageHigh
ProtectionVery LowHigh
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundFila Brasileiro
Lifespan
Lifespan11-15 yrs.9-11 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesYes
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
EctropionYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesYes
EntropionYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundFila Brasileiro
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & TanYesYes
BrownYesNo
Liver & TanYesNo
RedYesYes
BlackNoYes
BrindleNoYes
FawnNoYes
GrayNoYes
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