Horror Films Have a Fan Who's an English Bulldog

Horror films seek to elicit fear for mere entertainment purposes. They often aim to evoke nightmares, revulsions, and terror. Furthermore, most plots within this genre commonly deal with possession and evil force into the life of regular people. So, why in the world would a dog be so into it?
Horror Films Have a Fan Who's an English Bulldog

Last update: 02 August, 2019

Many pet owners wonder if their animals do, in fact, watch television. Not only that, do dogs actually understand what goes on on the screen? Well, nobody knows for sure, but what’s true is that there’s at least one dog who’s highly entertained by the TV. The most amusing part is she’s a huge fan of horror films. Yes, we’re about to tell you her story.

This beautiful dog spends hours in front of a TV. However, her affinity for it goes beyond watching shows. She actually interacts in the characters of the films she watches. In fact, she warns her owners when something bad’s about to happen on the screen.

The dog’s name is Khaleesi and she’s an English Bulldog. She’s a social media queen as her owners often upload videos of her excitement as she watches a show. As she lies on their bed, right in front of the screen, that is.

The dog who’s a fan of horror films

Nobody knows how, but it’s clear that she identifies the moments of tension within a plot. For example, when the bad guy is about to attack someone, Khalessi barks in despair. She tries to alert the victims of the imminent danger they’re in.

This is because, according to her owners, her most favorite shows are horror films. She’s so cute when she tries to protect the potential victims on the screen from harm.

In fact, she gets particularly distressed when the characters in danger are children. While it’s hard to understand what she actually sees, Khalessi definitely distinguishes sounds and images. An incredible animal, indeed.

Dogs and television

It’s kind of surprising when pets use appliances or even electronic devices. It’s precisely this interaction with technology that has companies brainstorming about designing versions just for pets.

For example, there’s a cable television network called DOG TV. It’s a channel with content targeted towards dogs and with which they can supposedly develop their intelligence. In addition, they get less depressed when left home alone.

The channel offers three types of programming for dogs: stimulation (to increase brain activity), relaxation (as a palliative therapy against stress), and exposure (to reduce the fear of loud appliances and fireworks).

DOG TV is already a huge success here in the USA. It originally launched in the city of San Diego and then extended to many locations in Europe: Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.

The broadcasts for dogs goes on 24/7 and has no commercials (lucky dogs). It’s designed for pets who spend many hours home alone and the programs are pretty short –less than 6 minutes. However, owners shouldn’t really allow an animal to sit in front of a screen all day. Common sense dictates they should turn off the TV as soon as they get home and interact with them.

Canine vision

Researchers think that dog vision is different from ours. Canines don’t only see in black and white as other researchers before their time claimed. Instead, the new research claims that a dog’s chromatic range has two tones: blue and yellow –people have three: red, blue and green.

One of the questions that dog owners often ask themselves is whether their pet can actually distinguish the moving pictures on TV. Well, the answer is yes, they can. They’re even able to distinguish animals they’ve never seen in real life like a lion or a giraffe. They can also detect sounds and tell the difference if there are people on the screen.

It may be because canine eyes are able to capture images a lot faster than we do. So, take into account that a dog’s relationship with the screen varies from breed to breed. For example, Terriers react to the screen a lot more than Hounds do. This is because the latter use their sense of smell a lot more.

Of course, there are rhythms, sounds, and themes that won’t attract the attention of an animal –just like with people. Dogs are more attracted to music, bright colors, and to the rapid movements on a screen. And this definitely seems to be the case with the English Bulldog who loves horror films.

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