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The Swedish researchers focused on 58 people who own border collies or Shetland sheepdogs.Roth and her team found that the patterns of cortisol levels in the hair of dog owners closely matched that found in their dogs in both winter and summer months, indicating their stress levels were in sync.She thinks the owners are influencing the dogs rather than the other way around because several human personality traits appear to affect canine cortisol levels.A hint might lie in the fact that the link is stronger with competitive dogs than in pet pooches.Buttner said cortisol levels don't necessarily indicate "bad" stress.
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