The breed of the dog Fila Teresh: characteristics, photo, character, rules of care and content


  • Country of origin: Portugal
  • The size:
  • Growth:
    55 cm
  • The weight:
    35–45 kg
  • Age:
    10-14 years
  • MKF breed group:
    Not recognized
  • Brief information

  • Aggressive to strangers;
  • Good guards and fighters;
  • Need socialization and training.
  • History of origin

    Phila Tersher-a kind, beautiful and interesting breed, the birthplace of which are the Azores in Portugal. In particular, the island of Tereshera. These dogs, in the ancestors of which were bulldogs, mastiffs, burgundy dogs, as well as Spanish Alano, used both pirates and locals. One of the purpose of large muscular dogs was to participate in dog battles. In the 1880s, veterinarian Dr. Jose Leita Pacheko wrote the first breed standard and wanted to give her the name of the work of the cake (Rabo-tail, Torto-twisted). However, already at that moment this breed was on the verge of disappearance. As a result, it was not officially recognized not only by the International Poganological Federation, but also by the local Portuguese club.

    In the 1970s of the XX century, the Fila-Termshera breed was considered a disappeared. However, these dogs still lived on the island of a Tereshera and neighboring islands. It was thanks to the remaining representatives of the breed that enthusiasts managed to begin its revival.


    Typical representatives of the breed are very muscular and powerful dogs. In the appearance of the Phil Termsher, they are similar to a reduced bulbus or a more athletic Bordeaid Dog. These are broadchested and broadshouldered soil with a beautiful proportional head and powerful neck. Ears of typical representatives of the breed hanging, with a rounded tip. One of the distinctive features of the Phil Terme is the tail. It is short and as if it curl like a corkscrew. The nose of these dogs can be both black and brown, while smooth short wool should be plain in shades of yellow, brown and steam with a dark mask. Small white marks on the chest and paws are allowed.


    The dog is quite aggressive and with great suspicion belongs to strangers. Fila-Teresh puppies are in dire need of proper socialization for life in urban conditions.


    Standard, but to the procedures for cutting claws, cleaning the ears and combing of dogs need to be accustomed from the age.


    Typical representatives of the breed are unpretentious. However, they need active, long walks and close contact with a person. If you do not give a dog, especially a puppy, sufficient physical exertion, then you can encounter destruction in an apartment or in the house. Also, these dogs need a solid hand, and for the safety of others, the representative of the Fila-Termsher breed should clearly know their place in the home hierarchy.


    Since the Phila Tersher is still extremely rare even in his homeland, there is no information about their value and possible sale abroad.

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