The University of Glasgow has released new astonishing research results about dogs and their love for music. The study done in partnership with Scotland’s Animal Welfare Charity (SPCA) looked into the dogs’ musical taste.
The study entailed playing five dissimilar genres of music to a collection of dogs through sound systems mounted in kennels. The geners included: Motown, pop, reggae soft rock, and classical. The investigators then checked the dogs’ stress levels by monitoring how much interval they moved around, their heart frequency among other biological changes, reports Mashable.
“Overall, the response to different genres was mixed highlighting the possibility that like humans, our canine friends have their own individual music preferences,” Professor Neil Evans, from Glasgow University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement to the press.
Nevertheless, both reggae and soft rock was the unswerving favorite, with the dogs being particularly more cool and expressing more positive activities when let to listen these genera.
“At present, both our Glasgow and Edinburgh centres are able to pipe music into their kennels,” Gilly Mendes Ferreira, of the SPCA, said to the BBC News.
He however stated that in the near future, each centre will be able to offer our four-footed associates a canine-approved playlist. This is in the view to outspreading this study to other domestic animals.