Golden retriever scores top bark

2013-03-15 16:10

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Sydney - An Australian dog has claimed the Guinness World Record for the loudest bark, news reports said on Friday.

Charlie, a 6-year-old golden retriever from Adelaide, clocked 113.1 decibels to displace Daz, a German shepherd in London who registered a bark of 108 decibels in 2009.

Belinda Freebairn told the national broadcaster ABC that her dog had a monster bark even as a puppy. Given that it is now as loud as a live rock show, Freebairn and her neighbours must be relieved he doesn't use it that often.

"He doesn't bark at home at all really," she said. "He's really quiet."

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