Dog Date

You see it all the time in romantic comedy movies and commercials; a kind of cute guy takes a puppy to the park and beautiful women instantly surround him. But is this phenomenon of dogs and dating a figment of Hollywood’s imagination or a real life possibility? According to a recent survey conducted by the folks at Kloof, a new iPhone and iPad compatible application for pet lovers, certain dog breeds really can attract the attention of the opposite sex.

For those interested in serious relationships, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are safe bets. Survey results revealed that people were ten times more likely to consider a man with a Golden Retriever as “marriage material” or “boyfriend material.” Those with German Shepherds were three times more likely to make the grade.

Survey respondents also indicated that they are very likely to see men with Labrador Retrievers as potential “great dads.” Siberian Husky owners were found to be perceived as “more manly” than those who own Bulldog breeds.

The top five breeds to attract women were:

5. French Bulldogs
4. Siberian Huskies
3. Labrador Retrievers
2. Golden Retrievers
1. German Shepherds

The Kloof survey collected the responses of 1000 individuals between the ages of 18 and 33 and included both dog owners and non-dog owners. While the results are amusing to say the least, Kloof representatives urge everyone with or without a canine companion to “be happy with their favorite dog breeds, not to stereotype other dog owners, and to educate others about maligned breeds.”

Has your dog ever helped you get a date? Share your story in the comments!

Julie Perkins

About Julie Perkins

A self-professed "crazy cat lady" and slave to three furry masters, Julie loves all things fuzzy. Throughout her life, she has been owned by cats, dogs, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, fish and even a hermit crab. A freelance writer who has perfected the fine art of typing with one hand (because there is a cat on top of the other one), she lives in Colorado with her husband and a menagerie of critters.

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