If you ever needed an excuse to get a pooch, this is it!
It's plain to see the benefits of owning a dog. They make you happy just by seeing them, they give loads of unconditional love and of course, they help to keep you active when taking them for walks. But, new research reveals that your relationship could improve once you have a pooch in your life.
A survey from Rover.com found 60 per cent of couples who own a pup believe their relationship has become stronger after their dog joined the family, as they share more common ground and spend more quality time together - with their pooch, of course!
Seeing your pup play with your partner also has a supremely positive effect on the way you feel about your other half, with 43 per cent of couples admitting they find their partner more attractive after they get a dog. Incredible!
Pet ownership is considered a pretty big deal these days, as it's viewed as a sign of commitment in a relationship. On average, the study found that couples were together for around six years before getting a dog, and considered it a major life step - much like moving in together.
The survey also uncovered the notion of team work when owning a furry friend, with 88 per cent of respondents agreeing that taking care of a dog requires teamwork. So, basically, we don't want to do it alone!
So, despite the fact that dogs are man's best friend, their ability to bring humans together is something pretty special, we think!