Monday, November 15, 2004
7 News Features: Canine Connection
Okay girls - are you looking for true love? Perhaps you've already found it but want to better understand your man. Look no further than his dog. According to a new book - you can tell a lot about a guy through man's best friend. Health Specialist Marilyn Mitzel put this theory to the test in a special assignment report, "The Canine Connection."
WSVN -- Welcome to the dating game. Bachelor number one, Craig - owns his own business, has a boat and three labs.
Craig Waltzer: "I rescued all three."
Bachelor number two, William is a medical student, loves motorcycles and shares his apartment with Mister Bean.
William Taylor: "I got a big dog spirit for a small dog."
Matt is bachelor number three. Low-key and tenacious - both he and Hogie love going to the park.
Matt Hogan: "I think my dog is a lot like me."
According to this new book, there may be some truth to that statement.
Author Wendy Diamond: "One night I'm out with a Shitzu man, the next night I'm out with a German Shepard man, then two weeks later I'm out with a Shitzu man. Their personalities were like literally, exactly the same."
Wendy Diamond even wrote a book about her discovery after dating more than 100 guys.
She claims all you need to know about a man is at the end of his leash.
Wendy Diamond: "Psychologists have done studies and said this works."
We decided to do our own very unscientific test. We took the book to a doggy park and ran it by some men and their pooches.
Test number one David Ghelman: "You like to stand in the background but you're aware of everything going on. -- Sweet -- Yeah -- Huggable -- Yeah. -- Cute -- I guess so. Are you messy -- Actually no."
Test number two William Taylor: "Outgoing energetic, -- sure -- sweet -- yeah ok -- well mannered yeah -- posses a wild side and loves to play games -- oh yeah for sure! You and Mr. Bean. Yeah."
Test number three Matt Hogan: "Soulful and sensitive - yes for you and Hogie -- both. Low key or smooth operator - low key yes but I don't know about smooth operator. Tenacious - yes, I don't give up easily."
The concept gives new meaning to the saying "love me - love my dog."
As for it being scientific, Sexologist Marilyn Volker says women may be barking up the wrong tree.
Sexologist Marilyn Volker: Let's give men a little more room than just their dog in order to judge their personality."
But hey - if your dating life has been disastrous - no harm in putting it to the test.
Marilyn Mitzel: "What about men who don't like dogs?"
Wendy Diamond: I Don't trust them and are shallow minded.
While Ms. Diamond still hasn't found true puppy love, she's no quitter.
Wendy Diamond: "I'm looking for the perfect mutt man he's down to earth a Renaissance man."
Whether your guy is a Poodle person or a Doberman?
In the dog-eat-dog dating game world -- never underestimate the canine connection.
It could result in a tail wagging ending.
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