The African painted dog, also known as the painted dog, hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, spotted wolf and spotted dog, is a pack animal recognizable by its fur. Its fur also helps differing between individuals.
The animal teaches to bring success through perseverance, to keep trying despite hardships and succeed at what is wished to be done.
Learning how to have a strong family bond can be difficult if communication is poor, yet the African painted dog teaches to form strong bonds with family and to work together. A family will not succeed if one does all the work.