Basenjis are compact and elegant hunting dogs originally native to Africa and still used there today for hunting game. It's an ancient breed also known as the 'barkless dog,' although it does make a yodeling sound when excited. Basenji puppies grow to be about 22-24 pounds of muscular grace. They're as fastidious as cats with no 'doggy' smell, which makes them good housemates. Basenjis are calm and loving with their family, but because of an independent spirit can be aloof with strangers. Let your Basenji meet new people on his own careful terms.