I brought back my dog from Northern Ghana several months ago. They don't breed dogs in Ghana the way we do here, but all his red, barrel-chested brothers there are usually used for hunting (I am under the impression that basenji's in the Congo are similarly not a breed, but share resemblances that have come to be selected by Europeans as fitting a certain type…maybe i have the wrong idea?) Regardless, I'm sure with the long history of trade in Africa that they are related. In the US now, he is often mistaken for a basenji. He does bark, but it is very restrained, and he kind of catches the sound in his mouth. The major difference between him and basenjis is behavior. My dog is very mild-mannered and so eager to please that he almost never gets into trouble. quite a joy.
Thought you might like to see the basenji's cousin.