Many owners find that music relaxes their dog.Many owners find that music relaxes their dog.
Many owners find that music relaxes their dog.

What Music Do Dogs Like? Here are the genres of music preferred by 9 of Britain's most popular breeds of adorable dog - including the rock loving Labrador

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A new survey has revealed that nearly half of dog owners who are concerned that their pets get stressed when left alone regaularly play them music to relax their pup.

The research also saw canine behaviourist Carolyn Menteith at dog food experts team up with music licensing company PPL PRS to find out whether different breeds like particular types of music.

They scanned thousands of Spotify playlists (and millions of songs) that feature the UK’s most popular breeds of 2022 in the title to find which dogs would be fans of ‘Hairy Styles’ and which would rather a bit of ‘Motley Chew’.

With thousands of people searching the internet for ‘what music do dogs like’ and so many dog-centric music playlists out there, it’s clearly something that pet owners think about.

And, if you are interested in experimenting with different music for your dog, Carolyn Menteith recommends looking out for “gentle tail wags or swaying, relaxed ears, and steady breathing with any wrinkling above their eyes or at the corners of the mouth smoothing away.”

As a starting point, here are the genres of music the research suggested particular breeds prefer.

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