I was sent this intriguing study printed in the Telegraph that I think you'll find absolutely adorable.
Researchers have found that our fascination with flat-faced dogs like Bulldogs, Pugs, and French bulldogs is due to their uncanny ability to tug at our heartstrings like babies. I've struggled to believe this because anyone who knows me knows my 'baby interest' is absolutely zero. Coo, I do not.
These brachycephalic breeds, known for their cute, baby-like faces and large eyes, have been gaining popularity for decades.
According to the study from Hungary, their helplessness is the key. When faced with a problem, they're more likely to seek help from humans rather than solve it themselves.
I was dumbfounded by the above, but it's most certainly true from my years of experience, and I even wrote about my IQ and EQ differences with my Bulldog vs. Labrador emails.
The study suggests that this behaviour increases the bond between humans and these cute canines, making us feel more attached to and dependent on them. It's almost as if they've evolved to trigger our nurturing instincts.
And here's the kicker: While some may argue that Bulldogs are less independent, the researchers suggest they've mastered a different strategy. They use their "baby-like" behaviour to get humans to solve their problems.
Pretty clever, right?
So, the next time your bulldog looks at you with those big, innocent eyes, remember they're just tugging at your heartstrings with their irresistible charm!
Written exclusively by Sara, a proud founder of the LaRoyal name and a seasoned bulldog enthusiast, our blogs are overflowing with an abundance of show wins, captivating ideas, and a plethora of thoughts and feelings. We are thrilled to embark on this journey, sharing our "real-life" dog ownership experiences with you, our valued readers.