Dog Breeds Are Man’s Best Friend •


In the long history of friendship between humans and dogs, Going back about 40,000 years, dogs have faithfully been by our side. This deep loyalty and connection has earned them the nickname of the “Man’s Best Friend”

However, recent research suggests that not all species are equally predisposed to humans. A team of scientists at the University of Helsinki found that the level of human sociability varies with different dog breeds.

Led by Dr. Milla Salonen, the researchers began analyzing the personality of dogs with the goal of revealing differences between breeds.

“A dog’s breed is the biggest determinant of personality differences,” says Dr. Salolen. “Every dog ​​is unique. And every breed has different personality traits. But each dog breed has a different personality for each breed.”

This extensive study reveals that terrier dogs Teacup dogs and Golden Retrievers are on the list of breeds with the highest level of sociability. by officially confirming their status as “Man’s best friend”, on the other hand, is a livestock guardian dog. Primitive species of Asia. And primitive sighthounds don’t seem to like living with humans.

How was the study done?

for investigation The team compiled an extensive behavioral survey dataset. It contains information about 11,000 dogs representing 300 different breeds. These dogs were separated into 52 groups.

After carefully checking The data showed a clear correlation between breed and seven personality traits: focus on training Aggression/dominance, energy, dog sociability sociability and perseverance

in terms of human socialization Bull Terrier is the leader. Close behind are teacup dogs, golden retrievers, jack russell terriers and dachshunds. Primitive species of Asia. Primitive sighthound And the northern hunting spitz ranks at the bottom of the friendliness scale.

The research also explores a number of factors beyond breed that can affect dog socialization with humans. The results showed that female dogs generally had higher socialization scores than male dogs. And their ability to socialize seems to diminish as dogs age.

Based on these insights Researchers suggest that new pet owners should try to expose their puppies to a variety of social environments. associated with humans from an early age

“Our findings indicate that new owners should become as acquainted with their puppies as possible with unfamiliar people, places and animals,” says Dr Salolen. Puppy conditions must always be met. This means that puppies must not be forced into frightening situations.”

This groundbreaking study improves our understanding of the diverse personalities of our beloved canine companions. While breed plays an important role in shaping a dog’s personality Pet owners are responsible for creating an environment that fosters natural sociability with people.


Tips for choosing the right dog

Choosing the right dog is an important decision that can bring great happiness and friendship. But it is also an important responsibility. Here’s how you can choose carefully:

Assess your lifestyle

Consider your daily routine and living environment. An active breed such as a retriever or border collie may need more exercise and stimulation than a bichon fries or shih tzu. Larger breeds may need more space than smaller ones.

Understanding dog breeds

Different dog breeds have different temperaments and temperaments. Research different breeds, energy levels, health issues, life expectancy and compatibility with your lifestyle. Keep in mind that some dog breeds are more sociable. According to recent research led by Dr. Milla Salonen of the University of Helsinki.

consider adoption

Dogs of all breeds and ages are waiting for homes in shelters. Adoption can save lives and give dogs a second chance. Remember, puppies may need more training and patience than older dogs.

Factors in Life Expectancy and Health

Different breeds have different life expectancy and health problems. Large dogs tend to have a shorter lifespan than small dogs. Be prepared to take financial responsibility for potential health problems.

Training and Behavior

Dogs have different training abilities and behaviors depending on their breed and personality. Determine whether you prefer a dog that is easy to train or one that is more independent. You should also consider compatibility with other pets or children.

time and commitment

Dogs take time, effort and emotional investment. They need training, socialization, care and, above all, love. Make sure you are ready for this commitment.

consult an expert

Before making a decision, talk to your veterinarian, dog trainer, or breed-specific rescue group. They can provide invaluable insight into what it’s like to own a breed.

Choosing the right dog isn’t just about finding a pet. It’s about inviting a new family member into your home.


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