Loudest Dog Breeds

Discover the top 14 loudest dog breeds, each with a unique bark that resonates with power and volume. These breeds range from small to large, proving that size doesn't always dictate the loudness of a dog's bark.

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever holds the record for the loudest bark at 113.1 dB, combining intelligence with a powerful voice.

German Shepherd

Known for their service roles, German Shepherds have a bark reaching 108 decibels, combining strength with loyalty.


Beagles, with their robust howl, inherit a vocal trait from their hound lineage, making them naturally expressive.

Yorkshire Terrier

Despite their size, Yorkshire Terriers have a loud bark, reflecting their brave and adventurous spirit.


Rottweilers are known for their deep, loud bark, aligning with their protective and loyal nature.

Siberian Husky

Huskies are known for howling, which can mimic human speech, showcasing their intelligence and energy.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers have a strong bark, fitting for their role as vigilant guard dogs.


Pomeranians, while small, have a persistent bark that can be challenging to quiet, reflecting their spirited nature.


Chihuahuas, small but sassy, make great watchdogs with their surprisingly loud bark.

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes howl along with sirens and 'woo-woo' in conversation, known for their friendly nature.

American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound, a dedicated hunting dog, uses its loud bark during hunts.

Miniature Schnauzer

Mini Schnauzers naturally protect and alert their owners with a significant bark for their size.

Basset Hound

Basset Hounds, known for their classic hound howl, use it especially when feeling isolated.

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinschers quickly alert their household to new things, being small but full of energy.