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a small (20-25 lb) red or black, with white, shorthaired dog, with prick ears, a furrowed, wrinkled forehead and a tail that coils over its back. Although known as the 'barkless' dog, it does have a characteristic vocal sound. The breed originated in North Africa as a hunting dog. Called also Congo dog. Some inherited and congenital disorders that occur in the breed are familial nonspherocytic anemia, cystinuria, fanconi's syndrome, giant hypertrophic gastritis and persistent pupillary membrane.