Many of us have decided to welcome cute new dogs into our homes over the past couple of years – Kennel Club figures show dog ownership has soared nearly eight per cent and demand for four-legged friends after the lockdown remains high.

There are 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, as well as plenty of crossbreeds, so there’s a lot of thought to go into before selecting the latest addition to your family.

One thing to consider is whether a barking or howling dog could lead to complaints from neighbors, especially if you live in an apartment or flat.

Here are the 10 loudest dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club.