Ask Uncle Chico No. 63
My family began to breed Filas in the 80s believing in CBKC
and in the CPFB (Fila Brasileiro Paulista Club, from São Paulo)… and not in CAFIB…
207. Dear Uncle Chico, for years I had been disagreements with my father, uncle and cousins. All of us knew the Fila Brasileiro in the 80s, following the guidelines from CBKC and from CPFB – Fila Brasileiro Paulista Club (note from Uncle Chico: this club is the predecessor and origin of the actual SPFB ). But I always sympathized with CAFIB… Because I heard that CAFIB had been founded in 1978 and is characterized by seeking the Pure Fila in the interior of Brazil, mainly in the South of the State of Minas Gerais, to rescue him and refines it; while these two clubs preferred to breed and record also “filas-mestizos” born from illegal experiments conducted mainly in São Paulo-SP, where were used the Breeds English Mastiff and Neapolitan Mastin and Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, responsible for the “fabrication” and “invention” of the so-called “black-fila”, where was used the Great Dane Breed in black color; despite we know that some Typical Filas were also registered at CBKC-FCI. My family never showed Filas in Expos, but we follow the name and the phenotype of the CBKC champions and had talks with those CBKC Fila breeders… My family has never been Fila breeder, but we always had at least a couple of Filas to guard our homes. As I preferred CAFIB, I was always outvoted … Lol… Unfortunately…
I grew up, I began to read and study on the Fila. I learned a lot and had huge arguments with my father, uncle and cousins as always sympathized with the work of redemption for the Pure Fila initiated by CAFIB. Basically my family argued that the BKC-CBKC-FCI had several years of existence, our dogs were descended from CBKC champions and CAFIB was a new club formed by beginners. I argued that the ” beginners ” were led by Dr. Paulo Santos Cruz, known as the “Father of the Fila”, but unfortunately this was not enough. I had an uncle who was military and he said that CAFIB was formed by “subversive” members… (note from Uncle Chico: “subversives” was the word used by the military to define the Communists who were against Democracy they envisioned. And we all from CAFIB also … Imagine if the founders of CAFIB would be “subversive” because they wanted to protect the unique Brazilian Breed internationally recognized. Pure and great nonsense … Lol).
Well, I kept reading, studying and learning. And increasingly convinced me that the Pure Fila existed only in CAFIB. First studied a lot on the CAFIB site (http://www.cafibbrasil.com.br/ ), then I discovered the CAFIB newspaper “The FILA” (http://www.cafibbrasil.com.br/jornal-o-fila/index.html ). More recently in your site (http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/ ) and your blog (https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/ ). [note from Uncle Chico: to find all articles in English in my site just click http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/1-eng.html and to read the Introduction of my site just click http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/1-eng2.html ]. But I was never able to convince my family that the right Fila to breed was the CAFIB-Fila and follow the “CAFIB Breeding Philosophy”.
Well, it was necessary many years till my family finally be convinced that CAFIB is the only correct club in order to breed the Pure Fila. Do you know how it happened? We already knew the very famous all rounder CBKC judge Paulo Godinho from lectures, articles publish in the Brazilian newspaper and in the CBKC Magazine. My uncle remembers that Paulo Godinho had a prodigious memory and had won several contests (quiz show) in a top-rated Brazilian TV program called “J. Silvestre”. We all admired much Godinho`s professionalism, culture and intelligence. Then he launched the blockbuster book titled “Fila – A gift from the stars” telling the whole True History of the Fila Breed, (note from Uncle Chico: see and buy this book by HTTP://blogdopaulogodinho.blogspot.com or by the email email@example.com. You can also read the review I did of this book in English by clicking https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/post-no-144-uncle-chico-newsletter-55-paulo-godinho-thank-you-for-your-certificate-of-veracity-general-report-on-book-fb-a-gift-from-the-stars/ .
The difference is that CAFIB, its founders and especially Uncle Chico wrote always defending CAFIB, but all of you WERE CAFIB MEMBERS. But not this time. Finally appeared Paulo Godinho, a renowned CBKC judge, which is a respected journalist and through a book sponsored by Sergio Castro, president of CBKC, tells everything about the origin of the Fila, as this wonderful dog named Fila survived in Southern of the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, exposes all the wonderful saga and history about CAFIB and also write everything about the cross-breeding and the miscegenation in the Fila Breed..
So, because Godinho`s book, all my family finally succumbed to my arguments…
Well, now that all my family read the Godinho`s book, they want to acquire some Pure Filas from CAFIB and read the articles signed by Uncle Chico. But your website and blog are very huge, with thousand of great and important articles. Could Uncle Chico select key articles for my family members, so they could learn more quickly what is the True and Pure CAFIB Fila?
Sure. And thank you for recognition of your family. As I often say: to meet the Pure Fila and CAFIB – better late than never! But first let me inform you some very important links to some documents that support and prove what you just wrote above to me. Then inform you a little more down the list of main articles posted in my site and blog. I have this list ready for many years, because it is very common to receive emails asking the same.
1. Links to some important documents that prove what you wrote above:
1.1. Letter from the KCP (Paulista Kennel Club) dated Sep, 11th.- 1978 stating that João Batista Gomes, President of the CPFB (Fila Brasileiro Paulista Club – predecessor of SPFB) and “inventor” of the thesis of the Fila Terceirence (from the Açores Island) who tried to validate the miscegenation of the Fila crossed with English Mastiff, was also that he was a English Mastiff breeder: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/8-Documentos-de-1978/8-21-A.jpg ;
1.2. Photos of João Batista Gomes with his English Mastiff (São Paulo) in the decade of 1970: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fotos/1843.jpg ;
1.3. Photo of the “black-fila” Tição of Kirimaua (decade of 1970), invented by Procopio do Valle (Juiz de Fora-MG), also known as “Father of the black fila” and “inventor” of the thesis of Dogue de Force Rare who tried to validate miscegenation of Fila with Great Dane in black in color: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fotos/1816.jpg ;
1.4. Photo of an “harlequin-fila” (decade of 1970), resulting from the crossbreeding mentioned in the item above, as this color is only found in the black Great Dane gene: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fotos/1842.jpg;
1.5. Photo of Willy (1975), English Mastiff owned by Enio Monte with Uncle Chico inside the famous ABC Kennel, and also a photo of another English Mastiff and its owner, Mr. Fisher, an American who came to work in the city of Petrópolis-RJ: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fotos/18%20(42).jpg ;
1.6. Photo of Uncle Chico with Arariboia (1,974), mestizo cross between a Fila and a Neapolitan Mastiff (Rio de Janeiro) acquired as an adult dog by João Claudio Fontes, Kennel Pampas. This mix-breed (fila-mestizo) was imported from São Paulo: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fotos/189.jpg ;
1.7. Document proving that CBKC was twice (2007 and 2010) excluded from the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and are thus no longer canine official club in Brazil: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/novos/30_79/materia.html and document proving that CAFIB was authorized by the same Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (April, 23r.-1980) to register and control the Fila Breed in Brazil: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/13-CAFIB-X-MA/13-1.jpg ;
1.8. Newspaper “The State of São Paulo”, one of the two more important Brazilian newspaper in those days, dated Aug, 23rd-1.979, denouncing the 55 “fila-mestizos” (Filas crossed with English Mastiffs) that would be presented by João Batista Gomes as the “salvation” for the Fila Breed — and obviously for their owners which would made a lot of money…: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/9-Documentos-ate-1979/9-24.jpg ;
1.9 Henrique Pereira de Lucena, former president of BKC and former superintendent of CBKC confirming, certifying and recognizing the existence of miscegenation in Fila Breed, and that such mestizos has been recorded in these two clubs and, therefore, using the pedigrees, seal and mark of the FCI. Initially timid, in a letter dated Aug, 12nd/1.983 that was delivered to me and Christopher Habig (former FCI vice –president) and addressed to “Molosser Maganize” of Germany: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/10-Documentos-de-1980-a-1983/10-14.jpg . After that in a clearly and convincingly, almost an apology, published in the book of Antonio Carlos Linhares Borges. Just click in the original book link in Portuguese in http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/11-Documentos-1984-ate/11_20a/materia.html or in English translation in: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/novos/11_20/materia_eng.html .
2. List of the most important articles recommended to quickly learn the True History of Fila:
2.1. “The Beginning and Origin of CAFIB”: http://www.cafibbrasil.com.br/cafib_historico3.html ;
2.2. “Miscegenation, the problem”: http://www.cafibbrasil.com.br/cafib_historico1.html ;
2.3. My “Open Letter from London” dated Aug, 3rd.-1.978 – Completely report about the begging of the Fila miscegenation. Article in English: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/8-14/Page6.html ;
2.4. “What do you prefer?”. Excellent article in English comparing Pure Filas and some others dogs: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fila-brasileiro/index.html ;
2.5. “Common black dogs, called “black-fila”. Article in English: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/22-fila-brasileiro-3ENG.html :
2.6. “Understanding the CAFIB Analysis of Phenotype and Temperament”. Excellent article in English by CAFIB funder and judge Americo Cardoso: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fila-brasileiro-filas.html ;
2.7. “What breed is this?”. Email in English sent to FCI, CBKC, SPFB and others: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/fila-brasileiro-rj-fotos.html;
2.8. Another Open Letter to FCI, CBKC, SPFB and others. Note: all photos have been taken in CBKC-FCI Shows: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/2008ate/Page6.html ;
2.9. Email about my kennel named CAFIBRA, ended in 1977 – before the foundation of CAFIB – due to miscegenation: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/pp/Page6.html ;
2.10. Some CAFIB`s official complaints sent directed to BKC-CBKC-FCI, grouped in my reply # 10, which is part of my article “Ask Uncle Chico # 1” in English version: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/materia_75_eng.html;
2.11. “My proposal for the organization of the Mastin Brasileiro Breed”: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/novos/pergunte_chico_3/materia_eng.html ;
2.12. “Interview of Dr. Enio Monte (ABC Kennel) to CAFIB directors about the beginning of miscegenation: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/novos/30_97/materia_eng.html ;
2.13. Consolidation of the “Best and Worst of 2011” in “Uncle Chico Newsletter No. 6”: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/novos/30_114/materia_eng.html ;
2.14. The special article by Dr. Paulo Santos Cruz “How to distinguish a Pure Fila from a Mestizo” published in the first issue of the CAFIB newspaper The FILA: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/8-Documentos-de-1978/8_30/materia.html ;
2.15. Exceptional virtual work posted on the web written by Gerson and Cintia Junqueira + Jonas Iacovantuano and Mariana Campbell entitled “Disqualification for Miscegenation“: http://www.cao-filabrasileiro.com/#!__fila-brasileiro-desq ;
2.16. About the Fila Temperament – my article # 2 – “Fila Standard translated into English and Spanish by FCI with enormous and serious mistakes versus Fila-CBKC Standard”. Article in English: https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/post-no-77-uncle-chico-newsletter-29-about-the-temperament-of-fila-brasileiro-ii-the-fila-standard-translated-by-fci-of-belgium-versus-fila-cbkc-standard-sent-mar-14th-2-013/ ;
2.17. 2.17. Menu of my site “Black Dog x Pure Fila”, with documents showing the absence of black color in Pure Fila: http://www.filabrasileirochicopeltier.com.br/7.html ;
2.18. Article on the creation and organization of the American Akita Breed by FCI to resolve the miscegenation and cross-breeding in the traditional Japanese Akita Breed. Article in English by Fernando Martins Lopes: https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/post-no-24-uncle-chico-reports-no-11-about-the-division-of-the-akita-breed-sent-jul1st-2-012/ ;
2.19. If this black dog would be aproved at the AFT (CAFIB Analysis of Phenotype and Temperament ) and accepted in the CAFIB squad ?: https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/post-no-124-perguntem-ao-tio-chico-no-53-o-cao-preto-desta-foto-seria-aprovado-numa-aft-do-cafib-e-aceito-no-plantel-do-cafib-leia-abaixo-as-analises-dos-seguintes-juizes-do-cafib-luciano-gaviao/ ;
2.20. About the differences between the Fila breed and preserved by CAFIB and CBKC-Fila, article in English: https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/post-no-121-ask-uncle-chico-no-50-differences-between-fila-bred-and-preserved-by-cafib-and-fila-cbkc-those-who-truly-breeds-does-not-criticize-sent-aug-2/ ;
2.21. About photos of CAFIB-Filas compared with other “filas”?, in English: https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/post-no-137-perguntem-ao-tio-chico-no-61-ask-uncle-chico-61-fotos-de-filas-do-cafib-comparados-com-outros-filas-cafib-filas-photos-compared-with-other-filas-enviado-sent-13-n/ ;
2.22. Book review of Paulo Godinho on Fila: “Certificate of Veracity”…“. Article in English: https://filabrasileirochicopeltierblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/post-no-144-uncle-chico-newsletter-55-paulo-godinho-thank-you-for-your-certificate-of-veracity-general-report-on-book-fb-a-gift-from-the-stars/ .
Finally, as I use to say, it’s never too late to learn and know the True Pure Fila breed and preserved only by CAFIB. Glad you were able to persist, believing in your belief of the existence of Pure-Fila, that CAFIB is the only way for the breeding of the True Fila Brasileiro and finally, you were able to convince all your “stubborn” family… Lol ….
Please relay to your family the “Welcome to CAFIB” from Uncle Chico … And you all have a great read …
PS: who knows our good Lord will also illuminate the minds and hearts of Rafael de Santiago, Raymond Triquet and Gerard Jipping from FCI and Sergio de Castro and Ricardo Simões from CBKC? Let us pray …
Note: as I have always done with all emails sent in the past, this was also sent primarily to those responsible for FCI (located in Belgium) + CBKC; and also to FCI (located in Spain)
Nota: como sempre fiz com todos os emails que enviei no passado, este também foi encaminhado primeiramente para os responsáveis pela FCI (da Bélgica) + CBKC; e para a FCI (da Espanha).
Best regards, Chico Peltier.