When it comes to getting the ladies, there’s one thing that women love. Men with dogs. Yes, dogs specifically. Cat, rat and turtle owners just don’t get as much love. So here are the top 5 breeds of dogs to attract women.

Women like cats, men like dogs. I don’t know when this stereotype was thought up, and it’s a pretty silly one since I know members of both sex who like both animals. There are tons of psychological reasoning behind it, but non of them are very scientific.

However there is clear evidence that women are more attracted to a man who owns a pet. Especially if that pet is a dog. The difference between  preference with a man who owns a dog, vs a man who owns a cat is also ridiculously high, as 89% of women reported preferring dog owners. I’m afraid reptiles, birds and rabbits don’t stand a chance.

Breeds of dogs to attract women

Now that we’ve established you should look into getting a pet dog, let’s look into which breeds are most popular.

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

German Shepherds are seen as very responsible dogs. They’re perceived as strong, masculine and loyal. It also helps that they often feature in films, such as  I Am Legend, K-9, and  All Dogs Go To Heaven, where they’re portrayed as good characters.

Secondly we have the Golden Retriever. If you are looking for a long term relationship, then these are your dogs. They’re seen as family friendly, fun, reliable and very lovable.

Finally, if you’re only looking for a one-night stand then consider getting a French Bulldog. Bulldog owners are still seen as attractive, but they’re not popular for long term prospects.

Breeds of dogs men are attracted to

The pet thing works both ways. Men are also attracted to women who have pets, although the balance between cats vs dog isn’t as extreme. Here are the top 5 breeds of dogs men find attractive.

  1. Golden Retrievers
  2. Labrador Retrievers
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Poodles
  5. Beagles

Interestingly enough, studies show that men are cautious around women who own Chihuahuas. These women are often considered “dumb” and better for short term hook-ups rather than long term commitments.

This could be due portrayals in films such as Legally Blonde or by celebrities such as Paris Hilton. These women often use their pet Chihuahua’s as an accessory and come across as annoying.

Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers are the most popular for the same reasons. They’re seen as family friendly, loyal and more wholesome. This makes for a better long term prospect.