World’s Loudest Bark Belongs To Australian Golden Retriever [Video]

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.

The Guinness Book of World Records has been busy this year certifying everything from the world’s longest cat to the world’s shortest escalator to the world’s tallest wave.

Are you impressed with Charlie’s record breaking bark?