Basenji is the oldest breed of hunting dogs, originally from central Africa. These dogs make unusual rumbling sounds as they have an unusual larynx shape. For this, they are also called not barking dogs, but the sounds they make are “barroo”.
Interested in adding a Basenji dog to your family – or already have one and would love to learn more? Let’s learn 15 cool facts about this noble dog.
1 These dogs use both scent and sight to hunt and were originally used to flush small game into hunters’ nets and to control village rodent populations.
2 The Basenji is known for not barking, but that doesn't mean he's silent. His vocalizations range from a delightful yodel to a hair-raising scream, as well as the usual growls, whimpers, and whines made by all dogs.
3 If you'd like to take up an activity with your dog, Basenjis are aces at the sport of lure coursing, the perfect game for these dogs who hunt by sight and love to chase.