The Fila Brasileiro comes from Brazil and is known to be an excellent guard dog. He has a massive head and may not be the best choice for a first dog. They have a very intense personality and are highly active, requiring lots of exercise to help keep them calmed down. They tend to not like strangers. As with most breeds, the sooner you can start getting him used to being groomed the better, but if you have waited until he is no longer a little pup, you can still teach him to be calm no matter what you plan to do.
The Fila Brasileiro has a nice, short coat that tends to shed quite a bit but is very easy to take care of using a boar hair brush or brush glove. He should only need a bath every three months or so. Keep in mind your four-legging friend really doesn't like being handled that much so you will need to spend some time working with him.
The Fila Brasileiro is a very muscular and strong dog with a very protective attitude. This can make calming him down for grooming more challenging than many other breeds. Start working with him from the moment you bring him home, this gets him used to being touched and handled, making grooming nothing more than an extension of being touched.