This could be the first-ever Christmas song written for dogs

I’m the caretaker of two English bull terriers, both of which really seem to like the easy sounds of reggae. (Not surprising since studies have confirmed that dogs love Bob Marley and other artists like him.)

We now have what appears to be the first-ever Christmas song aimed just at dogs. “Raise the Woof” is based on real dog behavioral science using the reactions of 25 dogs who were exposed to more than 500 different sounds.

Researchers looked at how alert the dogs became. Where are the songs coming from? Are they cocking their heads when the music comes on? What about tail-wagging or ear movement?

This is the result–which, by the way, was recorded at Abbey Road. There was a special edition 7-inch, the proceeds of which when to a British men’s health charity called Dudes & Dogs. (Thanks to Sean for the info.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “This could be the first-ever Christmas song written for dogs

  • November 23, 2020 at 2:17 pm
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    It worked!!!! One of our dogs came running as soon as I put it on

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