There's nothing more comforting than being greeted by your dog after a rough day. Those slobbery kisses and that wiggly tail help you forget about your troubles and focus on the important things — like giving belly rubs. But at the end of the day, dogs do much more for us than offer comfort when we're down. In fact, dogs can help their owners find true love, according to a new survey.
The Kennel Club conducted a survey of more than 2,000 Brits and found that beagle owners were more likely to be successful in love than owners of any other dog breed. Not only were they more likely to be married or in a relationship (87 percent of respondents who owned beagles were married or dating someone), but they were also more likely to be asked out on dates (57 percent) while walking their dogs.
On the other end of the romance spectrum were Jack Russell terrier owners. According to the survey, 64 percent of people who owned Jack Russells were in a relationship or married. They were also the least likely to be asked on dates while walking their dogs (22 percent).
"The varying degree to which dog owners are approached when out and about on their dog walk could be related to the preconceptions people have about the owners on the end of the leash, based on their choice of dog breed," a spokesperson for the Kennel Club said. "The top words used to describe beagles are ‘friendly, loyal and fun’ compared to ‘hard to handle, kooky and fun’ for Chihuahuas and ‘strong willed, hard to handle but friendly’ for Jack Russells."
Of course, the survey results aren't a knock against any of these breeds. A Jack Russell terrier can be just as loving and friendly as a beagle. In the end, they're all good dogs!