Welcome. Could be a little basenji in there. What kind of noises does he make.
? Ran away? Did you get him from a shelter? Many lost dogs having families that do love them and are looking for them.
Buddy barks but also makes some pretty bizarre vocalizations when he gets excited. When boating at Lake Sonoma we regularly see Deer and groups of Wild Pigs and Buddy will just go nuts, squealing/yowling, etc. He definitely has a very strong Prey drive as he likes to chase cats, squirrels, lizards, etc.
My Brothers best friend rescued Buddy from the middle of a busy street in front of their house. They tried for a week to find his owners to no avail. They took pictures of him and made up fliers which were posted around the area and also posted to Craigslist in Lost & Found. Buddy had no collar/license when found and was not chipped. We feel his finding his way to us was meant to be. My Brother Steve has terminal cancer and on the night Buddy came home with us, was in a lot of pain. Buddy slept with Steve, sometimes lying on his chest and licking the tears from his face.
Whatever breeds he is a mix of, he is a wonderful dog!