The Basenji is a stunning small dog with a graceful and athletic body. They have long legs, muscular thighs, and an even back. They have a smooth hairy coat in various colors like red, copper, black and tan, or black and brindle. Basenjis are easily identifiable by their white feet and prominent white markings on their tail and chest. The creased forehead gives them a thoughtful look. The tail is arched and elevated and the ears straight. The dog does not bark and only makes vocalizations.