Dogs Prefer Bouncy Christmas Carols Like Wham’s Last Christmas! Study Finds
Christmas carols tend to bring this warm and fuzzy feeling to our hearts every year. And now, according to recent research by charity Guide dogs, even our doggies feel the same.
Also read: Upbeat music spreads among people, so do infectious diseases, study finds
That’s according to a survey of 1,000 dog owners across the UK, where they found Wham’s Last Christmas to be the most popular song among doggos, receiving 10 percent of the votes.. This was followed by Jingle Bells which got 9 percent of the votes and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”, got 6 percent of the votes.
The survey also found that 22% of dogs preferred upbeat songs, while 18% of dogs preferred quiet songs. 14 percent preferred instrumental songs and the remaining 14 percent preferred slow tracks.
Research also found that 90 percent of dogs liked music, although what they earned from listening to music varied widely. Based on the type of music, most of them were energetic, wagging their tails – around 23% to be precise or just excited (around 15%). Some dogs also felt calmer (at 12%) and some even fell asleep (at 11%).
Also read: Do you love him or hate him? This is how “Autotune” changed the world of music forever exactly 20 years ago
Also read: Children who learn music do better in science and math than those who focus solely on school
Dr Helen Whiteside, Scientific Director of Guide Dogs, said: ‘As we look forward to spending the holiday season with friends and loved ones, this Christmas will be a sea change for a whole generation of new dogs born during the lockdown. . Homes are likely to be busier than normal, and many dogs’ routines will change.
She added, âMusic is often used to calm dogs down during times of change and stress, so it’s no surprise that it plays a key role for dogs this Christmas. But we can also see from the survey that music can provide dogs and owners with fun times. “
Keep reading Indiatimes.com for the latest science and technology news.