Elo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Elo so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany flagGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Elo have?
German Elo Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Elo Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Elo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is {name_prefix}?
Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Elo? How many Elo are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Elo Size

Size
Is {name_prefix} small, medium or large dog?

How big do Elo get?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Elo weigh? How much should the Elo breed weight?
Male: 30-45 pounds (13.6-20.4 kg), Female: 26.9-41.9 pounds (12.2-19 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of {name_prefix}?
Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Elo? Elo height:
Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of {name_prefix}?
Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Elo Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Elo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Thick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Elo's coat?
Red MerleGoldWhiteBlue Sable MerleRedChocolateBrindleLilacSableLiverMerleBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Elo and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Elo requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Elo is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Elo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the German Elo Dog?
Elos are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Elo need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Elo every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Elo Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Elo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
HappyPlayfulObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Elo? Is the Elo breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions. The Elo ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.
Trainability
Are Elo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Elos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Elo is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Elo sensitivity:
Elos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is {name_prefix} a good family dog?
Average: Elos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the German Elo Dog need? Elo social needs:
Elos need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Elo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my German Elo Dog bark?
Low to Average: The Elo rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Elo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Elos are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Elo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Elos are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Elo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the German Elo Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Elo? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Elo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Elo has a hard bite? What is the bite force of {name_prefix}?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Elo bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Elo, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Elo do?
Elos have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Elos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Elo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Elo roam?
Elos are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Elo have high prey drive?
Their prey drive is low. Elos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Elo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Elo breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Elo indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Elos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can you leave the Elo alone?
Elos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Elo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Elo temperament with other people:
Elos are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Elo dogs get along with other pets? Are Elo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Elos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Elo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Elo temperament with children:
Elos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Elo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Elo breed live with a cat?
Elos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Elo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Elo dogs get along with other dogs?
Elos are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Elo can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Elo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Elo breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Elos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Elos good office dogs? Do Elos make good office friendly dogs? Can Elos be office dogs?
Yes
Elo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Elo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the German Elo Dog temperament with senior people? Are Elo dogs good for elderly owners?
Elos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Elo Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Elo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Elos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Elo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Elo see the vet?
Rare
The Elo should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Elo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Elo be? What is the age limit of the Elo? How many years can the oldest Elo live?
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Elo: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Elo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Elos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Elo have? What is the activity level of the Elo?
Elos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does {name_prefix} need? How much exercise do Elo dogs require per day?
Elos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Elo breed need?
Elos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does {name_prefix} need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does {name_prefix} breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Elo? How much food should I feed my Elo?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Elo risk for obesity:
Average: The Elo has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Elo's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Elo has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Elo drool?
The Elo is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Elo As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Elo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Elo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Elo be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Elo be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Elo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Elo be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Elo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Elo be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Elo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Elo be a boat dog?

Not really

Elo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Elo be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Elo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Elo dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Elo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is {name_prefix} pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Elo breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Elo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Elo have in a litter? How many puppies can the Elo breed have for the first time? How many puppies does {name_prefix} have?
8-10 puppies

Elo Recognition

AKC Group
Is Elo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Elo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Elo Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Elos are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Elos are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Mouthiness: Elos have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Elos are not the biggest explorers.
  • Child Friendly: Elos are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Elos are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Elos are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Elo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Elos are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Elos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Elos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Elo breed in the home.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Shedding Level: Elos are heavy shedders.
  • Watchdog Ability: Elos are not the best watchdogs.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Elos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

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    Jan 11, 2020, 3:59:58 PM:

    This was an excellent guide for a dog 1st owner! Thank you for this information on Elos