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New Research Claims Female Dogs Friendlier

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According to researchers at the Linkoping University in Sweden, female dogs are much more likely to be friendly, compared to their male counterparts.

Due in part to a maternal instinct, female dogs are more sociable than males and take a greater interest in making human friends, the researchers claimed.

Speaking to The Mirror, Professor Per Jensen of Linkoping University, said: "Females scored significantly higher on social interactions and physical contact. We don’t really know why females were more social towards humans, but a speculative possibility would be that it could be a side-effect of their nurturing instincts."

He continued, "Perhaps female dogs are more apt at co-operation since they have a pup-rearing responsibility in their natural behaviour."

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