They have long necks that slope down to short backs.
Mostly confined to the Congo, this dog was known as the “dogs of the savages,” “dogs of the villagers,” and “dog of the bush.” This breed was once prized for its intelligence, speed and silent hunting ability in many African villages.
The Basenji remained largely a natural breed for thousands of years, unmodified by humans as far as color, size, shape, temperament, and coat texture.
However the traits that made them such great hunting dogs, meant that those less agile, strong, and stealthy (that is, less suited for hunting) were probably eaten by the tribes people.
In fact, Basenjis will sometimes sleep the day away.
When they wake up, however, watch out: These dogs love to play, explore and run.