Monday, May 21, 2012

Can dog breed impact who dates you?

Busy this week, but not busy enough to pass up blogging about this fun study.
Want to get married? Get a golden.
The makers of a new iPhone app called Klooff — I think it basically makes a social profile for you pet — conducted a survey of 1,000 single pet owners to figure out what kind of impact the breed of dog you own may have on your date-ability.
"The vast majority of men think that a woman who owns a Chihuahua is more likely to be dumb," states the press release. "Men are more than 5 times more likely to see a woman who owns a Chihuahua as someone to only have a one night stand with."
I am neither surprised nor offended by this.
As for where my dog's breed ranked on the list, I'd be in trouble if I were a single man.
"Women are 10 times more likely to see a man who owns a Pit Bull as slimy or sketchy than a man who owns a Siberian Husky," it reads.
Both sexes view Golden Retriever owners as marriage material, so if you're looking to settle down, there's one breed that may help you get there.
The Golden Retriever ranked as the top dog breed to attract men and the second top dog breed to attract women. For women, it was German Shepherds that made men most attractive.
Here's more:

Men are most attracted to women who own: 
1. Golden Retrievers
2. Labrador Retrievers
3. Chihuahuas (Hmmm, for that one night stand? Dirty men.)
4. Poodles (seriously?)
5. Beagles

Women are most attracted to men who own:
1. German Shepherds
2. Golden Retrievers
3. Labrador Retrievers
4. Siberian Huskies
5. French Bulldogs


  1. I'm sure you know more about one night stands than chihuahuas and the women that own them. My son met a gorgeous, classy, pro level NBA cheerleader and chihuahua owner 7 or 8 years ago, and within a couple of years she became the most wonderful daughter in law in the world! By contrast and consistent observation: Women who own pit bulls tend to be stupid, fat and bitter.

  2. Wow — I really made you mad! I have no doubt there are perfectly good Chihuahuas and perfectly lovely Chihuahua owners. I'm glad for your son's good fortune in finding a wonderful wife. As for the assumptions you made about me, none are true but if speaking in such a matter makes you feel better, go for it. And thanks for stopping by and checking out my tongue-in-cheek post.

  3. Chihuahuas? Seriously? Hilarious. As is the angry woman above. I didn't see Australian shepherds listed. Good thing I'm already married. ;)

  4. I am really screwed...I own a Chow Chow! LOL!!!

  5. I will file all this information away for future reference and sure keep an eye open on female dog walkers. Hmmmmmm

  6. Nice post. Did it say where the owners of mixed-breed, mongrel, rescued dogs fit in? I'd usually prefer someone who has this level of compassion in their heart to rescue a dog that may not otherwise find a home.

    And nice response to the bitter mother-in-law of a Chihuahua owner. I've never had anything against poodles or Chihuahuas; they can't help what breed they were born to be. It's their fans who are usually annoying. This lady reinforces that belief.

  7. It didn't talk about mixed-breed owners, Matt, but I think they win all :-) Thanks for the support on my response to Chihuahua-mother-in-law ...