The Basenji is a dog requiring commitment of an owner. It's alert, very intelligent and independent. This short-haired Basenji dog has no bark but is able to produce plenty of other sounds that may make the owner (and neighbors) wish it did bark. Easily bored the Basenji will find their own entertain to the owners displeasure. Not unlike a goat they will eat and chew on just about anything. They love freedom and the "hunt" and should not be left off leash unless securely confined in a fenced yard or enclosure.