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24 April 2019, 18:18
It’s no secret that we love musical pets here at Classic FM – and this melodic pooch just can’t seem to get enough of the late Baroque composer.
For dogs, howling is a natural method of communication – but this clever canine seems to like yelping along to classical music.
While the tuneful pooch was laid down enjoying some time out, his owner set up a secret camera to capture his reaction to Bach’s ‘Air on the G String’.
As expected, the humorous video shows the dog begin to howl as soon as the Baroque masterpiece starts to play – and we’re genuinely impressed with his musicianship.
Showing a surprisingly astute sense of timing, he manages to keep up with the music and even hits most of the right notes.
Following a short pause, he wraps up his performance with a final commanding howl, before continuing his afternoon nap.
In fact, dogs can differentiate pitch and pick up higher frequencies than the human ear, so will often sing along to music surprisingly well.
This fascinating behaviour stems from their wolf ancestors, who used howling to locate their pack.
(But we’re still totally convinced that this dog is just a die-hard fan of Bach.)