Now this is a dog that would definitely keep any intruders out of your house. Six-year-old golden retriever Charlie has broken the Guinness World Record for the loudest bark, with a powerhouse “woof!” that registers at 113.1 decibels.
His owner, Belinda Freebairn of Adelaide, Australia, says she realized her dog’s yap was going to be a loud one from a young age.
“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,” she said.
Charlie’s status as a record holder has just been confirmed after he participated in a national competition late last year. He beat the previous record by 5.1 decibels. At 108 decibels, the last record was held by a German shepherd in London since 2009.
So exactly how loud are 113.1 decibels? It’s the equivalent to the sound of a live rock band, louder than a car horn and just under the sound a jet makes when taking off.
Luckily for the owner, Charlie’s not really a yapper and according to her he usually stays quiet at home.
Take a listen to Charlie’s bark above.