Basenjis are small, elegant-looking, short-haired dogs with erect ears, a tightly curled tail, and a graceful neck. Some people consider their appearance similar to that of a miniature deer. A Basenji's forehead is wrinkled, especially when the animal is young. Basenji eyes are typically almond shaped, which gives the dog the appearance of squinting seriously. Basenji does not bark, but makes a lot of other unusual sounds. He may yodel, howl, growl or cowl depending on his mood. This breed can be described as speedy, frisky and tireless at play and teasing the owner into play. They make a great pet as long as their given the right amount of attention from a early age.
Basenjis are very intelligent dogs that love to play and have a strong desire to please. They form strong bonds with people since they have a desire to please. They should not be trusted with non-canine pets. They do best with older children. They like to chew and and easily clmb over things. This breed dislikes wet weather.