Featuring the Basenji dog figurines and collectibles. The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog originating in Central Africa. They are nicknamed the "Barkless Dog" because of their unusual yodel-like sound. Dogs are small, short-haired with erect ears. They weigh about 24 lbs. and stand about 16 inches at shoulder. Their temperament is alert, energetic, curious and reserved with strangers. They tend to become emotionally attached to a singel person.