Chinese Horoscope: Dog. Characteristics of the zodiac sign. What characteristics are attributed to a person born in the Year of the Dog?

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8 min readAug 9, 2022


Chinese astrology can provide a lot of valuable information. Find out what heralds being born in the Year of the Dog.

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Have you been or are you interested in the Chinese horoscope yet? According to Eastern astrology, the year of birth can tell us a lot about a person’s personality and life path. This time we will focus on the description of the Dog. What are the characteristics of the eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac? What characteristics are attributed to a person born in the Year of the Dog? What career path should she take? With whom will she create the most successful relationship?

Chinese Horoscope: Dog

Dog is the eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac. Its symbolism revolves around loyalty, honor, principles, empathy and kindness. The Dog is the patron saint of honest, sincere and trustworthy people. He can be counted on in any situation, even the most troublesome. He is faithful, obedient and… affectionate, thanks to which everyone usually adores him. People under the sign of the Dog put others first. They will never refuse to help someone in need. Even if they themselves lose out on it. Dogs are true to their ideals. In life, they care first and foremost about pursuing their passions and supporting others. They usually do not care about material possessions or the unhealthy pursuit of success.

People born in the Year of the Dog are incredibly spiritual, possessing deep insights into themselves. They are also gifted with unearthly intuition and incredible perceptiveness. As a result, they are very quick to pick up any nuances, changes in energy or behavior. For this reason, they often give the impression of knowing how to behave in virtually any situation. Dogs are very protective, caring, but also… honorable. They will never reveal a secret entrusted to them, nor will they break their word to someone. Thus, people born in this sign are usually ideal friends and partners.


How to find out if a person was born in the sign of the Dog? Here are the cut-off dates:

  • 1922 (28.01.1922–15.02.1923) — Dog in the element of water
  • 1934 (14.02.1934–03.02.1935) — Dog in the element of wood
  • 1946 (02.02.1946–21.01.1947) — Dog in the element of fire
  • 1958 (18.02.1958–07.02.1959) — Dog in the element of earth
  • 1970 (06.02.1970–26.01.1971) — Dog in the element of metal
  • 1982 (25.01.1982–12.02.1983) — Dog in the element of water
  • 1994 (10.02.1994–30.01.1995) — Dog in the element of wood
  • 2006 (29.01.2006–17.02.2007) — Dog in the element of fire
  • 2018 (16.02.2018–04.02.2019) — Dog in the element of earth

2030 will be another Year of the Dog in the element of metal.

Chinese Dog: sign characteristics, attributes and relationships

  • Order of the sign: eleventh
  • Secret friend: Rabbit (Hare, Cat)
  • Element: yang
  • Main element: earth
  • Western zodiac sign: Libra
  • Ruling planet: Venus
  • Season: autumn
  • Month: October
  • Direction: northwest
  • Hours: 19.00–21.00
  • Colors: blue, turquoise
  • Numbers: 3, 9
  • Lucky stones: tiger eye, diamond
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What personality does the Dog have in the Chinese horoscope?

The Chinese Dog is a born protector of justice. In life he is guided by loyalty, caring and truth. He has a strong need to help his fellow human beings, and would jump into the fire for his loved ones. Life without principles and honor is meaningless to him. He has a very strong moral code, to which he really tries to adhere. He abhors hypocrisy, lying and dishonesty.

People born in the Year of the Dog are very concerned about the opinion of others. This is not surprising, since because of their innate empathy, they often put them first. Unfortunately, analyzing the opinions of others too deeply, can cause the Dog to have a lowered sense of self-worth. This again often causes people born in this sign to become pessimistic about the world and the future.

Fortunately, even in their pessimistic periods, the Dog can have a great time. People born in this sign are pack animals, they feel great in the presence of other people. Dogs love social gatherings, parties, games and fun. Participation in such events greatly improves their mood, gives them motivation and energy for action, and prevents them from drowning in sadness and negative considerations.

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Character strengths of people born in the Year of the Dog include:

  • high intelligence,
  • attractiveness,
  • personal charm,
  • empathy,
  • directness,
  • courtesy,
  • communicativeness,
  • willingness to help others,
  • modesty,
  • cordiality,
  • discretion,
  • the need to take care of one’s spirituality.

Weaknesses of character of people born in the Year of the Dog are mainly:

  • nervousness,
  • suspiciousness,
  • malice,
  • cynicism,
  • criticism,
  • exaggerated individualism,
  • hypocrisy,
  • a tendency to draw hasty conclusions.
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Chinese Dog: lifestyle

The dog likes to lead a balanced and peaceful life full of healthy habits and small pleasures. He is an extremely independent person who can easily cope with variable and non-standard conditions. However, due to internal anxieties, the Dog tries to avoid them as much as possible. His daily life is usually meticulously planned, and a person born in this sign does everything to avoid disturbing his routine.

The Dog is interested in everything mystical and mysterious. His interests often go beyond the affairs of the material world. He loves to get lost in the complex plots of fantasy books, or spend long hours in magical worlds from movies. His imagination works at top speed, however, and for Dog this is one of the best ways to relax.

Chinese Dog: work and finances

A person born in the sign of the Dog je becomes a diligent and loyal worker. He takes the tasks entrusted to him extremely seriously and gives 100 percent of himself at every possible opportunity. The Dog likes competition, so he is eager to take a career path that will give him the opportunity to compete with other people. However, he will not cross any boundary to climb the career ladder. His empathy and morals will not allow him to do so.

Fortunately, the zodiac Dog usually has a stable income, which is usually fully sufficient to meet his daily needs. Co-workers and friends of the Dog have a lot of confidence in him, so they take him into account in all lucrative investments. However, it is important to remember that the Dog earns money so that he can live a comfortable life. He does not care about hoarding, wealth and glamour. He gladly gives away his earned capital, for example, in the form of generous transfers to charity.

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The best professions for people born in the Year of the Dog include:

  • politician,
  • judge,
  • official,
  • policeman,
  • psychiatrist,
  • scientist,
  • teacher,
  • councilman,
  • missionary,
  • interior decorator,
  • priest,
  • counselor.

Chinese Dog: love and relationships

People born in the sign of the Dog are among the most loyal, caring and responsible partners. They are not in a hurry to stabilize, but when they decide on a lasting relationship, they take it extremely seriously.

The dog strives to create a harmonious relationship based on a foundation of security and stability. He is very good at communication, can control his emotions, and is characterized by extraordinary patience. Thanks to all these qualities, his relationship will not be full of explosive quarrels and dramas. Every problem will be talked through, dissected and calmly resolved.

People born in the sign of the Dog understand that their other half is a separately functioning entity. They are not possessive or possessive, they highly value a sense of independence and space, and are willing to provide it to their partner as well. If his chosen one is ready for a stable and lasting relationship devoid of drama, the Dog will even be an ideal partner.

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Chinese Dog: compatibility with other signs

How to create a successful relationship with a person born in the Year of the Dog? First of all, do not hide anything from her. The Dog will appreciate sincerity, emotional maturity and commitment. He will certainly not want to invest time in a relationship in which the partner plays emotional games or uses manipulative techniques.

What compatibility with other signs of the Chinese horoscope do people born in the sign of the Dog have?

  • Two halves of the apple: Tiger, Horse
  • Happy relationship: Rabbit (Cat), Pig (Boar), Monkey, Dog, Rat, Snake
  • Relationship that will need work: Goat (Sheep), Dragon, Rooster, Taurus

Chinese Dog: horoscope for 2022

From February 01, 2022 to January 21, 2023, the Chinese horoscope is ruled by Tiger. It is a frenetic and ferocious sign that heralds new beginnings and surges of energy and enthusiasm. The Tiger months will be filled with activity, creative fervor and motivation for action. We will go off the beaten path and broaden our horizons of thinking. We can also expect unexpected twists and turns, encountering a huge number of surprises.

What awaits those under the sign of the Dog in the ongoing Year of the Tiger? All sorts of twists and exciting surprises! It will be a time of dynamism, activity and letting go of everything that no longer serves us. The dog will have the opportunity to prove himself in many areas of his life, relatives and friends will be lining up to him for advice. The Aquarius Tiger heralds those born in the sign of the Dog a fair amount of crazy and fleeting romance. This will be a year of experimentation and expanding boundaries.



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