The "Barkless" Yodeler
Basenji dogs are arguably one of the more interesting dog breeds: some say they resemble a miniature deer; they trot like a horse and possess an unusual double-suspension gallop that allows them to skim the ground at high speeds; they don't bark — they yodel; they don't have a noticeable smell; they enjoy climbing and standing on their hind legs like meerkats; and they are one of the oldest dog breeds known to man.
That being said, the Basenji is also very affectionate and forms a tight bond with family members. Ancient history and quirky behavior aside, this dog breed has found a place in American homes.
As with any pet, be sure to regularly consult a veterinarian for routine care and medical advice for your four-legged friend.