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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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Elo
OriginGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Elo have? The dog breed also known as...
German Elo Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
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.
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? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Elo price:
Unknown
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Elo. If you have a Elo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Elo gets to a happy place.

Elo General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Elo size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Elo weigh? Elo weight:
Male: 30-45 pounds (13.6-20.4 kg), Female: 26.9-41.9 pounds (12.2-19 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Elo? Elo average weight:
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)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Elo average height:
Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Elo Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Elo have? What does this canine coat 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? Elo shedding level:
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.

Elo Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Elo have? What characteristics does the breed have?
HappyPlayfulObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Elo? Are they intelligent?
Average: Elo's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
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 for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Elos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to 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? 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?
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.
Territorial
Do Elo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
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.)
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 for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Elo have high prey drive?
Elos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Is Elo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Elos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Elos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Elos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Elo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Elo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Elos are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Elo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Elo and 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?
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? What is this canine temperament 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.
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.
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Elo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Elos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Elo be a service dog?
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?
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
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
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Elo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Elo Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Elo dogs have health problems?
Elos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Elo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Elo be?
13-16 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?
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.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog 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 this fido need?
Elos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Elo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
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 Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Elo have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
8-10 puppies

Elo Pros & 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: Elos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • 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