I've been looking online for stats on the breed's sense of smell. All I see are "basenjis have an excellent sense of smell." All dogs do, don't they? I keep seeing lists on /top ten dogs with the best sense of smell/ or whatever, and Basenji is never represented. I want to know how they stack up against other breeds, and how they rate in terms of scent detection in parts per trillion/billion, if that information is available. Like, I'd assume that being hounds, they have a better sense of smell than a lab, shepherd, or malinois, but I can't find any data, probably because of the rarity of the breed, or maybe because the credit would go to African tribespeople, and nobody's interested in that.
I know some basenjis compete in scent work through the AKC. Do they stack up well against scent hounds, retrievers, and herding dogs in competition? that might be a good place to start.