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5 reasons why dogs are actually a woman’s best friend

They say that dogs are a man’s best friend, but in reality, this may not be strictly true. Sure, men are loving and attentive owners just as much as women but when it comes to canine preferences, studies show that dogs actually prefer females. Here at Meatiful, we breakdown the 5 reasons why dogs are actually a woman’s best friend:

1) Dogs respond positively to feminine qualities

As a general rule, dogs prefer a softer tone of voice and may be intimidated by deeper voices and other masculine qualities, such as beards or a large stature. They prefer people that are a bit on the smaller side as it promotes their sense of wellbeing, making them feel more safe.

However, a preference for a smaller stature doesn’t necessarily mean that all dogs will like kids! Children are generally unpredictable and they may invade a dog’s personal space without warning. If you know your dog is going to be around children, it’s best to socialise them early so that they can cope with all the extra attention and handling.

2) Dogs are generally more used to women

Most dog groomers and veterinarians are female. Furthermore, in a household where there are both male and female owners, females tend to take on the primary carer role so it stands to reason that dogs would feel comfortable around women. There’s no doubt that women rule the roost when it comes to canine care and this alone often results in a dog’s preference for women. 

3) Dogs are more in tune with their female owners

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you may have noticed that your dog started acting a bit out of character. They quickly get a sense when something has changed and many women have reported that their dogs became extra protective when they fell pregnant, even before they were showing! What could be better than having a loyal, cuddly protector by your side day and night when you’re expecting?

In addition, some dogs love their female companions so much that when their owners have a little one on the way, they can become quite jealous and sullen. They do say that envy is the sincerest form of flattery!

4) Dogs awaken women’s maternal instincts

By their very nature, women are naturally more maternal and ultimately, dogs crave maternal attention. Pups bring out the nurturing side of us and it comes as absolutely no surprise that dogs love being treated like babies. 

Just don’t try and swaddle them; they may not appreciate that!

5) Dogs instinctively want to protect the pack. 

Dogs have a strong instinct to protect and care for those in their ‘pack’ and keep them safe from any harm that may come their way. Owners are important members of said pack and so your furry friend will do everything in their power to protect you and others in your household. This is especially useful for women who live alone, single mothers, or anyone who just wants a bit of added protection in their lives. So you can sleep safe and sound knowing your pooch is on watch!

When all is said and done, there’s no bond quite like the one between a woman and her fur baby. Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, certainly never had a dog! 

Click this way for advice on how to keep your fur baby healthy, or for information on their nutritional needs