Stephen: Bull type terriers, tea cup dogs, golden retrievers top list of friendliest dog breeds
Written by Stephen Lethbridge on May 29, 2023
A University of Helsinki study has revealed which dog breeds are man’s best friend. The team ranked breeds with high or low levels of sociability. Bull type terriers, teacup dogs, and golden retrievers topped the list. Jack Russell Terriers and Dachshunds also ranked highly.
Least friendly dog breeds include Shetland Sheepdogs, Bermese Mountain Dogs, and Miniature Schnauzers.
Female dogs tended to score higher than male dogs, and sociability declined with age. Regardless of breed, the team encourages dog owners to socialize their pets with humans from a young age. “Socialization must always be done on the puppy’s terms, which means that the puppy must not be forced into frightening situations,” Dr. Milla Salonen said.