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The Basenji, also known as African bush dog, African barkless dog, Ango angari, Congo dog, Zande dog, is often referred to as a "barking" dog, although they are also described as "talking dogs" because although they don"t "bark" like other dogs, they make their own unique sound that is more like a yodel than anything else. They are extremely clean dogs, which makes them more cat-like than other dogs, and they will spend hours grooming themselves if they get any dirt on their fur. Just like cats, Basenjis use their paws to clean themselves, so they rarely smell like it.
Read our Basenji Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.