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Chinese Zodiac - Dog

Rank and Astrology Elements

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    Dog
    Gǒu
    Ranking as the eleventh animal in Chinese zodiac, Dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility. On the negative side, they are likely to be self-righteous, cold, terribly stubborn, slippery, critical of others and not good at social activities.

    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Xu
    The Five Elements:Earth (Tu)
    Yin Yang: Yang ([Chinese philosophy] positive/active/male principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
    Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
    Lucky Colors: green, red, purple; Avoid: blue, white, golden

    Years of the Dog

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    02/14/1934 02/03/1935 Yang Wood Jia Xu
    02/02/1946 01/21/1947 Yang Fire Bing Xu
    02/18/1958 02/07/1959 Yang Earth Wu Xu
    02/06/1970 01/26/1971 Yang Metal Geng Xu
    01/25/1982 02/12/1983 Yang Water Ren Xu
    02/10/1994 01/30/1995 Yang Wood Jia Xu
    01/29/2006 02/17/2007 Yang Fire Bing Xu
    02/16/2018 02/04/2019 Yang Earth Wu Xu
    02/03/2030 01/22/2031 Yang Metal Geng Xu
    Dogs are human's most loyal friends protesting their owners since the primitive society. The touching stories about dogs and human beings are too numerous to enumerate. On the street, you can see the dogs helping the blind to cross the street. The renowned Temple of Eighteen Deities on the northern of Taiwan is sacred to a dog saving his master.

    Dog people have a strong sense of justice. They are brave, forthright, friendly, loyal to his friends and like righting wrongs. Loyal and honest, they have the most profound sense of duty in career and don’t played job - hopping easily. As a common employee, they can perform well thus are highly regarded by their superiors. There may be problems in work after thirty-five, which requires them to overcome calmly and serenely. They are also good working partners. In love, they are fiercely loyal to those they love.

    Their shortcomings for the people under the dog sign are easily angry and irritable. They too often borrow trouble, and anticipate that may geer appear. Also, they are stubborn. They usually pay much attention on the theory while lacking action and judgment. So, never act arbitrarily and dictatorially or they will suffer many disappointments. What’s more, they are fond of getting to the bottom of matters, criticizing others, suspicious and fussy.

    The dog people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The dog people born in the morning are pretty conservative and weak in character. Therefore, they are afraid of difficulties when doing things and worried about personal gains and losses. When meeting powerful people, they are usually coward and stand aside in terror. The man is thought to be a good - for - nothing in society that have ordinary jobs and lack in initiative. At home, he lives very much under his wife’s thumb. The woman is faithful to her husband and children. She is a perfect hostess willingly give everything to her family.  

    The dog people born at noon are ambitious having sharp eyes and particularly good business noses. They can discover business opportunities and achieve the goals. As they are busy on career and social activities, they stay at home less. But this doesn’t mean they will ignore their family. He loves his wife too much and very faithful to her. The woman is usually charming and usually gets married at an early age. She also pays much attention on her work instead of staying at home.

    The dog people born during the evening are extremely loyal no matter to their friends, bosses, teachers, elders or the country. Once making friends with others, they will be faithful to them for life. The man is even - tempered, loyal to his family and pays much more attention on family and friendship than money. Also he is very affectionate towards his wife and children. The woman is sophisticated and easy to be friend. She is usually fond by her colleagues and classmates. So, most of them marry with their colleagues and classmates.

    The Dog people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:

    Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Dog.
    Water Dog: 1982 (Jan. 25, 1982 - Feb. 12, 1983)
    Metal Dog: 1970 (Feb. 06, 1970 - Jan. 26, 1971)
    Earth Dog: 1958 (Feb. 18, 1958 - Feb. 07, 1959) and 2018 (Feb. 16, 2018 - Feb. 04, 2019)  
    Fire Dog: 1946 (Feb. 02, 1946 - Jan. 21, 1947) and 2006 (Jan. 29, 2006 - Feb. 17, 2007)
    Wood Dog: 1934 (Feb. 14, 1934 - Feb. 03, 1935) and 1994 (Feb. 10, 1994 - Jan. 30, 1995)

    Best Birth Months for the Dog

    The Dog people born in the 1st, 6th, 7th, 17th, 21th, 24th, 26th, 28th or the 30th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

    The Dog people born in January, February, March, August or December are lucky to enjoy a good fortune in various aspects.
    January: The Dog people born in January are honest. They usually could receive love, kindness and help from their parents thus enjoy a comfortable, safe and carefree life.
    February: The Dogs born in February usually have great courage. Although their life are mingled with both hope and fear, they can get help from others thus spend the whole life without misfortune.
    March: Delicate, pretty, versatile, clever and capable, the Dog people born in March usually could have a good income. They like to juggle ideas when doing things. Also, they have the ability to achieve great success by standing on their own feet.
    August: The Dog people with the birth month of August are bright, intelligent, able and extraordinary talented. So, they could win recognition from others. Also, career for them could blossom and money rolls in.
    December: The Dogs born in December are blessed to enjoy the splendor and joys of family life. They don’t need to tug all the life to make a living.

    Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the Chinese lunar month.

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Zodiac Match


    Best Match: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse
    Worst Match: Ox, Dragon, Sheep, Rooster
    → Please click for more about Dog Compatibility.


    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month.

    Birth Month of the Dog Personality of the Dog Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. leisurely and steadfast Sheep Rooster
    Feb. enjoying challenges Tiger Sheep
    Mar. realistic Rat Pig
    Apr. ambitions Horse Ox
    May. frank and lovely Dragon Horse
    Jun. extravagant Ox Tiger
    Jul. kindhearted and optimistic Tiger Dragon
    Aug. critical Rabbit Horse
    Sep. free and easy Horse Tiger
    Oct. genial and upright Snake Snake
    Nov. cool-headed and having high sprit Horse Rat
    Dec. faithful and diligent Rat Horse

    ► 2017 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: In 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster 'Ding You'. The earthly branch 'Xu' of you Dog people will damage the earthly branch 'You' of Tai Sui (Grand Duke Jupiter), which means you will encounter many problems in interpersonal relationship, such as being framed or being arduous but fruitless due to someone damaging your interest behind. Fortunately, you will be blessed by the auspicious stars, thus the overall impact will not be serious. You male Dogs will have different changes in luck with the female Dogs. For more horoscope forecast in terms of love, career, money and health, please click:
    Dog Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2017 Yearly Horoscope for Dogs Born in Different Years
    → Horoscope Forecast for the Dogs Born in 1970 (between February 06, 1970 and January 26, 1971)
    → Horoscope Forecast for the Dogs Born in 1982 (between January 25, 1982 and February 12, 1983)
    → Horoscope Forecast for the Dogs Born in 1994 (between February 10, 1994 and January 30, 1995)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Dog people in each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Prediction for the Dogs

    Ideal Jobs for the Dog

    The people under the Dog sign are suitable for the jobs including politicians, philosophers, doctors, teachers, judges, writers, nurses, actors, counselor, priests, psychologists and more.

    Auspicious Chinese Names

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Dog, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Dog, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Dog.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Dog
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