Think your neighbor’s dog is loud? You should just be thankful that you don’t live next to Charlie, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever who officially has the world’s loudest bark.
The Guinness Book of World Records crowned Charlie the world’s loudest barker after he entered a national competition last year.
Charlie’s bark registered 113.1 decibels. To put that in perspective, Charlie’s bark is louder than a lawn mower (107 db) and most power tools (110 db). Charlie’s bark is nearly as loud as a rock concert (115 db).
Belinda Freebairn, the dog’s owner, said: “When he got a bit older, when he was about a year old, he just started to get that real deep bark and I knew he was really loud. I think they roughly knew what the record was but I didn’t really think he could beat it, I must admit… but he did.”
The previous record was held by a German dog who had a 108 db bark.
Freebairn said that she was thankful that Charlie doesn’t bark much at home. She added: “He doesn’t bark at home at all really, he’s really quiet.”
Here’s a video about Charlie, the dog with the world’s loudest bark.
Are you impressed with Charlie’s record breaking bark?