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Characteristics, History, and Health


The Eloschaboro breed, trademarked as the shorter “Elo” in Germany, was originally developed by combining the Eurasier breed dog, Old English Sheepdog, and the Chow Chow. The breed was started by a group in Germany who wanted to create a family-friendly dog with a balanced temperament and good health. It is a relatively new breed that has yet to be accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or United Kennel Club (UKC).

Main Info
Alternate Names
Life Expectancy
10-14 years
Average Male Height
18-24 inches
Average Female Height
18-24 inches
Average Male Weight
39-77 pounds
Average Female Weight
39-77 pounds
Coat Length
Coat Type
Thick, double
Coat Colors
Grey, Red, Brown, Black
Coat Pattern
White Chest and Belly

Genetic Predispositions and Health

Little is known about genetic conditions associated with the Elo Dog breed. They may be prone to distichiasis, a condition where an extra row of eyelashes can grow toward the cornea and cause irritation. However, degenerative myelopathy, hip dysplasia, and progressive rod-cone degeneration are common conditions from which many other dog breeds are known to suffer. As for all breeds, genetic screening is recommended to assist veterinarians with diagnosis and proactive care, as well as help breeders identify affected and carrier dogs.

Personality and Behavior

The Elo breed is known to be friendly, affectionate, and playful and can make great family companions. They are highly trainable and typically do well with other smaller pets as they have a low prey drive; however, they are known to roam and dig. Proper recall training and yard fencing to curb an Elo's ability to dig out is important to keep in mind. They require a lot of exercise and activity and are not well-suited to apartment living.

Fun Facts

The Elo are known for their versatility, being suitable for various dog sports and activities.

The Elo has not been officially recognized by any major kennel clubs, such as the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Kennel Club (UK), or the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).