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What Your Dog Says About Your Personality
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What Your Dog Says About Your Personality

Have you ever judged someone or made assumptions about their character based on the type of dog they owned? If the answer is yes, you had good reason to do so. A new study found that a person's choice in dog breed is indicative of their personality. Study author Dr Lance Workman explained, "People tend to report that their dog's personality is quite similar to their own, but we wanted to see if these stereotypes actually stand up to scrutiny."

Is Your Dog An Online Dating Dealbreaker? [EXPERT]
Don't let your pet be the reason you don't find love online!
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Is Your Dog An Online Dating Dealbreaker?

Have you ever come across a gorgeous man's profile picture who seems to have everything you've ever wanted in life — except he has a cat? How about that handsome, mysterious James Bond type who claims the hobbies of cliff-diving and extreme snowboarding excites him? Crap ... he's into exotic snakes. In the online dating world, these mini-factoids may fall into a category called dealbreakers.

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That's some wiener you got there, lady.
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Dating Disaster: I Will Not Sleep With Your Dog

It turns out that this really awesome, good-looking chick had a single flaw: the guy who liked her was not a big fan of dogs. Unfortunately, he got over his distaste for dogs around the time she decided she wasn't into him. That's just how it goes.

68% Of Dog Owners Hug Pups More Than People
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68% Of Dog Owners Hug Pups More Than People

April 10th is a day dedicated to something you probably do multiple times within every 24-hour span: hug your dog. According to a new survey of U.S. dog owners, 68% of respondents said that they actually hug their pups more often than the people in their lives. How much do we love grabbing onto our furry friends? 30 percent of those surveyed said they hug their dogs more than their relatives -- and 26 percent said that the hug their dogs more than their best friends.

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Would you bring your doggy on a date?
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5 Tips For Dating With Your Dog

Elisa Baxt recalls one of her first dog dates with her boyfriend: It was on a beautiful spring day, and she and Scott were having lunch at an outdoor cafe, eating salads and sipping lemonade. Next to them was Elisa’s three-and-a-half-year-old chow-lab mix Cody, chewing on a special order carrot (raw and unpeeled). “It was a great day,” Elisa said, “and Cody was a great icebreaker. Of course, now, she’s like our child. And we take her everywhere.”

4 Tricks Your Dog Can Teach You!
Who knew a pet could teach us relationship skills?
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4 Tricks Your Dog Can Teach You!

A man’s best friend is a dog. It may be an idiom or an expression, but the fact that it even exists is something to look at. Dogs are the most popular household pet for men. They offer companionship, loyalty, unconditional love and laughter. They never nag and are always playful. If you are having problems in your relationship, try taking a few tips from your family pet!

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Can you imagine slaughtering an animal that is so important to so many people?
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Therapy Animals: Companions or Consumption?

On November 18, 2011, it became legal to slaughter American horses for human consumption in the United States. What?! Americans don’t eat horses. We ride them, groom them, love them, use them in therapy, and make movies about them. Imagine sitting through two hours of War Horse, only to watch "Joey" get slaughtered after his brave and heroic service. Unthinkable? Think again.

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Why Your Pet Should Be In Your Prenup

If you're divorcing your husband—the first one or from a subsequent marriage—or even if you're breaking up a non-marital domestic partnership, you still may be facing a custody issue…of your pet or pets. But Fido is a family member, not a mere possession.

Why Do Women Love Guys With Dogs?
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Why Do Women Love Guys With Dogs?

Dogs, they’re a mans best friend, but they can also be their worst enemy. Women happen to love our furry friends and often are attracted to men based on the type of dog they have. My question today is can a dog affect whether or not a woman will hook up with a man, regardless of his relationship status? I think that it can, and often times it does. I think that if a woman sees a man with an adorable dog or a dog that is hyper masculine like a pitbull, then she will be more attracted to him after the affair, because a dog says a lot about its owner.

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What My Dog Taught Me About Love

I realize there are people who don't understand, who think loving a dog is a cop out. I listen to my parents sigh when I talk about paying for a dog walker. I hear the undertones of their comments implying not-so-subtly that this type of concern and obligation should only be displayed towards people, namely children. But as it is with all things in life, you can't anticipate who will walk in and who will walk out and what impact the coming and going will have on you.