Looks can be so deceiving- here is an article of a woman who adopted a rescue dog in N.J. Dog looks like a basenji - even her vet thought it might be basenji. She did an Embark DNA test - no basenji. Turned out the dog was a mixture of Mountain Cur, Rat Terrier, Beagle, and Boston Terrier. link text
I have a female basenji who the phase "wakes up badly" if really fitting. She was sleeping on the pillow which was on the loveseat. My grandson must have left his cellphone under the pillow. It started to vibrate and then it yells at you to pick up her phone. Mabel was not amused, she jumped up and stared at the pillow. She picked the pillow up in her mouth and shook it a good one. She then threw the pillow on the floor. The cellphone was the next thing to go flying threw the air. Let sleeping Basenjis lie.