September 26, 2007
THE DOG WAGS THE "OWNER":
The Perfect Pooch for You (Jennifer Viegas, 9/26/07, Discovery News)
The new study — one of the first to apply methods used to analyze human relationships to human/dog pairs — also reveals clues as to what makes the best pooch-to-person match.
One surprising find is that a dog's personality helps shape the relationship more than the person's does.
Lead author Lisa Cavanaugh explained to Discovery News that "unlike human relationships, the partner's personality — in our case the canine personality — contributes measurably to relationship satisfaction" while the person's character seems to take a backseat.
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2007 7:26 AM