World dog show
12 June 2015
World dog show – After having difficulties to find the place of the event and after being stucked in a labyrinth of Milano traffic rings we succeeded to arrive in time! We had some free time to talk with our old friends, meet the new ones and see interesting dogs. Despite the prolonged circular drive to Milan Expo whilst our beautiful contestant Ama even threw up in the car we approached the show ring confidently and relaxed. The judge, Anne Joe Sampaio, first asked of me to walk my Fila in slow pace up and down the ring, than to walk her slowly around the ring, followed by one round of running. Ama displayed calmly, with a distinctive self-confidence, remaining unperturbed by neither noise nor crowd. SHE WON the 3rd PLACE in OPEN CLASS!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR AMA!!! Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd females: Margarida Faruck Do Maranguape and Yma Do Br Tabayara.
13 June 2015
We celebrated the second birthday of our beautiful AMA with a long walk through Milan city centre and its parks. Having enjoyed Milan’s distinctive architecture for several hours we sat in a nice family street restaurant to have a lunch. It was obviously a busy hour for the restaurant staff so the waiter approached us in a hurry to take our order. Ama didn’t approve of the waiter being tensed and nervous around our table and she bit his shoe twice! Wherever we went she was calm, noble and full of self-assurance (we even took her to a super noisy underground to reach Piaza Del’Uomo); Our gorgeous Fila was determined to guard us at all times and defend us if needed.
Our first female Fila from Itanhandu kennel (Fenix da Serra de Itanhandu, we named her Shira) was less tolerant than Ama towards the strangers and in new surroundings. Someone might think that Shira’s ojeriza was stronger than Ama’s. But in reality, Ama is a very experienced guardian of the family and its property.
Her first year with us was packed with travels, we are a family of artists and during the time of her growth we were spending a lot of time in different travels, home and abroad. We took her everywhere. Thus she learned to gradate her behavior better – the range of her display towards new people is wider compared to that’s of Shira. And hurrah to that! If you have an authentic, true Fila Brasileiro keep in mind that you can never ruin its ojeriza, and if you want to take a Fila more freely to different places, you need to start socializing your dog early.