Dog owners take more photos of their pet than their spouse, says new study

Dog owners take more photos of their pet than their spouse, says new study

Dogs: they're just better than us humans, aren't they?

When was the last time your pet dog agreed to go out with you for the afternoon, only to flake at the last minute with some vague excuse of having double booked themselves?

Never, that's when, because dogs are literally up for anything all the time. You won't find a more enthusiastic companion if you spend the rest of your life looking for one, they're ridiculously cute and they've always got your back.

Is it any surprise, really, then, that a new study has found dog owners are likely to take more photographs of their pets than their spouse?

Watch this highly emotional video of a man being reunited with his dog after three years apart:

Before we delve into the details, let's just examine the scenario here.

You've got your phone in your hand, poised to take a photograph. You're presented with two options; one, an adorable ball of fur and joy gazing at you with the adoring eyes every dog has for it's owner. Or two, your spouse, who's slumped on the sofa shouting "that's not holding!" at the Giants' game on TV.

Tell me, who would you choose?

Well, if you chose option one, the dog, then it would appear that you're firmly in the majority camp on this one, if a new study from Rover.com - a site that connects dog owners with sitters and walkers - is anything to go by.

The results of the study found that 65% of dog owners admitted to taking more photos of their dog than of their significant other, and that wasn't the only revelation about a pooch's role in romance.

cute dog Credit: Pexels

Rover.com found that one in four pet owners have taken their pet on a date with them, while a staggering 47% said they'd find it harder to leave their dog for a week than their human partner.

What's more, according to the study, 78% of "dog people" "would include their dog in family moments like marriage proposals, holiday cards and vacations".

So if your phone is chock full of cute canine pics and not so many loving selfies with your significant other, you can take comfort in knowing that you're far from the only one.