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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New dog behavior question for read and win contest!

The first person to email me (karen@oakpress) a correct response to the below question can select a prize of his/her choosing from this list of available prizes.

UPDATED: We have a winner — Deb Runyan (three time winner now!) of Commerce Township, who emailed that number 4 is the correct response! Deb also said: "Wish people would give me some competition here!  I love doing stuff like this, but it's more fun if other's are making it hard." I agree. Where are all my readers?   

My post Even friendly dogs should be kept on-leash should help you answer it.

Today's question is multiple choice, and it is:

When a dog becomes extremely/overly-excited, it means ...
1) The dog is in a very happy and friendly mood.
2) The dog wants to play.
3) The dog is displaying obsessive-compulsive tendencies.
4) The dog is in an unstable mood that can quickly change.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Read and win contest to continue Wednesday with new dog behavior question

I still have lots of prizes and books available in my 'Read and win' contest.
The contest goes like this — I post a question about dog behavior and the first person to email me (karen@oakpress.com) a correct response can pick a prize of his/her choosing from this list of available prize packages.
This week's contest question will be based off my post Even friendly dogs should be kept on leash.
So, read up.
The question will be posted promptly at noon tomorrow.
As soon as I have a winner, I'll update the post to reflect that.