Dog owners are more likely to find love according to new research

New research by Rover.com suggests that dog owners are more likely to be married or in a relationship.

The dog walking and sitting service, Rover.com found that whilst three in four dog owners have partners, only 54% of non-dog owners have found love.

When it comes to different breeds, Bulldogs have proven to be the best wingman, with 85% of owners in a relationship or married, closely followed by Terrier owners, with 83% settled down.

Nearly half (43%) of owners have used their dogs as bait to land a date, with retriever owners most likely to leverage their furry friend (75%). Terrier owners are least likely (37%), despite 83% having found love.

What’s more, over a third (39%) of dog owners believe that owning a dog makes them more attractive to potential partners, with one in 10 saying they would never date someone who didn’t own a dog. In Brighton, this number rises to one in four.

Christopher Cederskog, European General Manager at Rover.com, says: “We know that Britain is a nation full of dog-lovers, and this love of dogs can really bring people together. Not only are dogs a great conversation starter, but a dog walk is a great date idea too – so it’s not surprising that many owners have found themselves love.”

The top ten dog breeds most likely to have owners married or in a relationship are:

  1. Bulldog
  2. Terrier
  3. Daschund
  4. Pug
  5. French Bulldog
  6. Labrador
  7. Retriever
  8. German Shepherd
  9. Jack Russell
  10. Spaniel

For more information or to sign up as a walker, sitter or owner, you can visit www.rover.com/uk/.