Dogs might be called man's best friend, but a new study finds our four-legged companions may enjoy a lady's company better, at least that's how the story goes.

Researchers from Washington State University say several factors throughout history played a role in connecting humans with dogs. While climate and hunting may be obvious factors in the bonding process, another is apparently gender.

An WSU anthropology PhD student said:

"We found that dogs' relationships with women might have had a greater impact on the dog-human bond than relationships with men.

The study goes on to suggest that humans were more likely to regard dogs as a type of person if the dogs had a special relationship with women. They were also more likely to be included in family life and treated as subjects of affection and generally, people had greater regard for them.

The researchers say their study points to the belief that humans and dogs chose each other, rather than humans domesticating wolf pups to raise as pets.

Looking back you can see that dogs are everywhere humans are and if we think that dogs are successful as a species if there are lots of them, then they have been able to thrive because of their connection with women first, then assisting men and reaping the benefits of working together. We really lucked out that they have hitched themselves to us and have followed us all over the world. It's been a very successful relationship.

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