15 percent less chance of getting asthma. According to one study. Significant to some. Not to others.
Probably 15 percent less chance of your teenage daughter of coming home with a dirty guy or a unwanted little human pooper because she needed something to hug and hold. That's my theory.
The bible doesn't talk about the age of dinosaurs either. It's not because it's ridiculous. Animals ruled the earth first with angels as guardians. No dogs. Just Dino. No Freds. My dog siblings were originally named after the Flinstones. Ridiculous.
I agree there's very little need for working dogs today.
Studies come to all sorts of erroneous conclusions. At one time, there were studies that found smoking didn't cause health problems and that "black lung" in coal miners prevented cancer. There was a much lower percentage of asthmatic children before people started keeping dogs in the house. How do you explain that?
There are no studies indicating that girls who wallow around with dogs are less likely to get knocked up. It's probably the other way round: Girls who wallow around with dogs can't take their fleabags to school with them, so they start wallowing around with boys as a substitute.
My dog siblings were originally named after the Flinstones.
Unless you have 4 legs and a tail, you don't have any "dog siblings."
Because there's very little need for working dogs today, dogs are superfluous.