Charlie, a six-year-old Golden Retriever, is usually an unassumingly quiet pet, but when he barks, you better watch out. The pup, who belongs to an Australian family, recently earned the Guinness World Record for the loudest bark, registering at 113.1 decibels, which is on par with the noise level of a 1970s-era KISS rock concert. Charlie narrowly beat the previous record held since 2009 by Daz, a German shepherd, by four decibels, which is lucky for Charlie, but probably not so lucky for his owner.
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