For some reason I'm reminded of Prince Zuko from Avatar: The last Airbender. Probably 'cause of all the really awesome fire effects in this piece, and the fact that it's coming from the character's hands and feet.
I find, you captured the African Wild Dog with perfection. When I look at this piece, I see a dog who is fearless, bold, talented, and brave. I would say, this shows a wild dogs true personality :3 Well done!