DOGS HAVE FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TUNES, TOO

 

A survey in Britain finds dogs also have their favorite Christmas tunes, notes Grumpy Editor.

Research shows 90 per cent of dogs like music, although what they get from music can vary.  In line with their music taste they're most likely to be energetic — wagging their tail (23 per cent) or generally being excitable (15 per cent).

Dog owners note upbeat songs are their pets' preferred choice.

A survey of 1,000 UK dog owners finds the most popular song for pooches is Wham! Last Christmas, edging ahead of Jingle Bells and All I Want for Christmas.

 

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1. Atlanta, GA

11. Miami, FL

2. Orlando, FL

12. Chicago, IL

3. Las Vegas, NV

13. St. Louis, MO

4. Pittsburgh, PA

14. Raleigh, NC

5. San Francisco, CA

15. Denver, CO

6. Seattle, WA

16. Honolulu, HI

7. Los Angeles, CA

17. Austin, TX

8. Cincinnati, OH

18. Cleveland, OH

9. New York, NY

19. Minneapolis, MN

10. Portland, OR

20. San Diego, CA

 

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