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What Your Dog’s Breed Says About You

June 6, 2012 by Laura Drucker in Lifestyle with 39 Comments

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this piece are those of a survey we learned about and wanted to share. We encourage all people not to stereotype dog parents based on their dog, or dogs based on their breed.

Klooff is a new (and free!) iPhone app that lets you create profiles for your pets, share news and pictures about them with your friends and family, and even win cool products for uploading their photos. In honor of their recent launch, Klooff commissioned a survey that asked 1,000 men and women to talk about the assumptions they make about a potential romantic connection based on the breed of their dog.

Here’s what the survey-takers said:

Top Five Breeds That Make a Man More Attractive

  1. German Shepard
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Siberian Husky
  5. French Bulldog

Top Five Breeds That Make a Woman More Attractive

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Poodle
  5. Beagle

What People Think About Men & Dogs

  • People were twice as likely to see a man who lives with a Boxer, a Bulldog or a Rottweiler as just a “hook up” than a man who lives with a Pit Bull or Labrador Retriever.
  • People are over 10 times more likely to see a man who lives with a Golden Retriever and 3 times more likely to see a man who lives with a German Shepherd as “marriage material” or “boyfriend material,” than a man who lives with a Pit Bull.
  • People are 10 times more likely to see a man who lives with a Pit Bull or a Rottweiler as “slimy” or “sketchy” than a man who lives with a Siberian Husky.
  • People are very likely to see a man who lives with a Labrador Retriever as a potential “great dad.”
  • People see male Siberian Husky parents as “more manly” than male parents of Bulldogs.

What People Think About Women & Dogs

  • Respondents were more likely to see a woman who lives with a Golden Retriever as “girlfriend material” than a woman who lives with a Chihuahua.
  • More respondents thought that women who live with a Poodle are more likely to just be a “one night stand” than a woman who lives with any other breed.
  • Respondents are twice more likely to think that women who live with a Poodle or Chihuahua are more “high maintenance” than women who live with a Siberian Husky.
  • However, people think that women who live with Chihuahuas are more likely to be good looking than women who live with any other breed.

Of course, the results only represent the opinions of a small sampling of people, but they are definitely interesting! Having a dog is a great way to meet new people—for single pet parents it may just be the ticket to finding a mate. And when it comes to making a first impression, who knew that your dog’s breed could have such an effect?

What are some first impressions you’ve made about somebody based on the breed of their dog?

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