Elias is a Beauceron with an exceptional life-saving ability. Dennis said he is the world’s first service dog trained to detect gluten.

Hollie suffers from a severe case of Celiac disease, an autoimmune reaction triggered by ingesting gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The protein finds its way into an array of processed foods, including most condiments and sauces.

Read more about how Elias helps protect her in the Columbia Missourian!