New Study Finds Dogs Prefer Soft Rock And Reggae Music

27 January 2017, 09:49

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The findings suggest that our canine friends may have a preference to certain music genres.

The Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow have conducted a study, which produced some interesting results for pet-owners.

Dogs were played five genres of music: soft rock, pop, Motown, reggae and classical, and their behaviour while listening to each, was monitored closely.

The outcome suggests that music can impact the behaviour of our pooches, with "significantly more time lying and significantly less time standing" when any of the music genres were played.

Professor Neil Evans said the most positive changes were seen with reggae and soft rock. 

Mixed reactions to the different genres also suggested that, like humans, dogs may have individual music tastes!

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