10 dog breeds most likely to attract conversations from strangers

Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers and German shepherds are among the stranger-friendly dog ​​breeds that are most likely to attract conversations, according to new research.

According to Rover.com, more than half of people (56%) say they are twice as likely to talk to someone they don’t know if they have a dog. Meanwhile, nearly four in 10 (37%) said they would only strike up a conversation with a stranger if they had a puppy.

Many pet owners know that dogs help build human-to-human friendships and social support, especially when out for a walk. Unsurprisingly, easy-going Golden Retrievers took the top spot, with most people likely to strike up a conversation with their owners. Other puppies on the list include people-loving cockapoos, dachshunds, and cocker spaniels known to be sweet, affectionate, and friendly.

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More than 55% of people say they have made new friends through their furry companions, with 69% saying passers-by regularly stop to talk to them when they walk the dog.

“Dogs are naturally very social and by their very nature help bring people together. They are a great icebreaker in many social situations, making solo outings less lonely, behaviorist Adem Fehmi said. Rover’s canine. “Our four-legged best friends also help us feel confident in both familiar and new surroundings when we’re around.”

Take a look at the full list below…

10 dog breeds most likely to attract conversations from strangers

  1. Golden retriever
  2. Labrador
  3. German shepherd
  4. french bulldog
  5. border collie
  6. Cockapoo
  7. Dachshund
  8. Cocker
  9. Hoarse
  10. Pug

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