Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Basenji Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated from Zaire in Africa as a small, short-haired hunting dog. An ancient breed dating back to the pharaohs, has a keen nose which can scent at 80 yards, is known as the silent hunter. The Basenji does not bark but it is not mute. Short, fine and smooth coat. It is intelligent, independent, alert and aloof with strangers. Wrinkled forehead, tightly curled tail and smooth gait. It has a balanced structure and a smooth musculature which enables ease of movement and agility. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Basenji Club of Great Britain - www.basenjiclubofgb.org. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs - www.akc.org/clubs/search. Basenji Club of America, Anne Graves, 5102 Darnell Street, Houston, Texas, 77096-1404, USA -www.basenji.org.