A dog’s bark can serve many purposes. The dog could be trying to warn you about danger, he could be excited, he could be nervous, he could even be happy. When determining what kind of dog breed you want to own or breed, then you should be aware of which ones are the loudest and why. PetBreeds, a research site, compiled data from the Guinness Book of World Records, VetStreet, Dogs Arena and the DogChannel in order to determine which dogs have a bark that outranks their bite.
The loudest dog on the list might surprise you. The seemingly mild mannered Golden Retrievers are thought to have the loudest bark in the world, which Guinness estimates at 113 decibels. Goldens are safe and loyal, but they are determined to protect their families. As a result, they can bark up a storm if scaring away a predator, hunting, or even serving search and rescue teams which need noise to cut through the chaos. This otherwise-gentle dog is one of the most popular breeds in America.