Chinese Zodiac - Dog

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    Years of the Dog

    1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018 2030

    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.

    Chinese: 狗 (Gǒu)
    Earthly Branches: Xu (戌)
    Energy: Yang
    Five Elements: Earth (Tu)

    Lucky Things

    Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
    Lucky Gemstone: Diamond
    Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
    Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
    Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south
    Best Match: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse

    Unlucky Things

    Unlucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
    Unlucky Colors: Blue, White, Golden
    Unlucky Direction: Southeast
    Worst Match: Ox, Dragon, Sheep, Rooster

    Dog Horoscope

    Lucky Numbers: 11, 3, 7
    Lucky Colors: Red, Apple Green, Purple, Cyan

    2018 is Dog people's animal year (Ben Ming Nian), thus you will experience ups and downs. A happy event can counteract three disasters. You can weaken the bad luck brought by Tai Sui with happy events. Besides, pay attention to personal health and safety, and avoid dangerous activities.

    Yearly Horoscope for Dog Born in Different Years

    1970 Dog 1982 Dog 1994 Dog

    2018 Horoscope for Dog

    Best Months: February, July, December
    Worst Months: March, June, October

    Dog 2018 monthly horoscope

    Monthly Horoscope for Dog


    After a bumpy year of 2018, Dog will become mature and steady while dealing with people and see fortunes on the rise in 2019. You will be assisted by others and have many good surprises in daily life. However, you still need to work hard in a down-to-earth manner and pay more attention to interpersonal relationship in order to spend the year smoothly.

    2019 Horoscope for Dog

    View Dog Horscope

    2018 is year of the Dog (Earth Dog) starting from February 16, 2018 (called the Lunar Chinese New Year or Chinese Spring Festival) and lasting to February 04, 2019.

    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. Please click for more about Dog Personality Traits.

    Dog People's Personality by Five Elements
    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)

    Dog People's Personality by Blood Types
    → Dog People with Blood Type O
    → Dog People with Blood Type A
    → Dog People with Blood Type B
    → Dog People with Blood Type AB

    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

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Each Chinese zodiac sign has compatible or incompatible signs according to their characteristics’ compatibility. If your find your signs are compatible, you could get along well in most cases. In opposite, you need to do more effort to be together harmoniously.

    Following are the compatibility chart of the Dog with other signs. → more about Dog Compatibility.

    Best Match

    Lively Pair

    Worst Match

    Best Birth Dates, Months and Times

    Dog's Fate by Birth Time
    Best Birth Time:  09:00AM - 11:00AM, 11:00AM - 01:00PM, and 03:00PM - 05:00PM

    Dog's Fate by Birth Date
    Best Birth Dates: the 1st, 6th, 7th, 17th, 21th, 24th, 26th, 28th and the 30th day in Chinese lunar calendar

    Dog's Fate by Birth Month
    Best Birth Months: 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 dates and months here is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find your lunar birth date and month.

    Careers for Dog

    The people under the Dog sign are good at doing ordinary yet noble, simple yet valuable work, in which they can always be diligent, conscientious and devoted, make the best efforts, and win respect and high opinion. They are suitable for the jobs including politicians, philosophers, doctors, teachers, judges, writers, nurses, actors, counselor, priests, psychologists and more.
    ● Best Working Partners: Rabbit, Tiger and Horse
    ● Best Age to Start a Business for Dog: Age 20 – 40
    ● Best Career Field for Dog: Iron and steel industry
    ● Best Business to Do: Home Decoration Shop, Furniture Shop
    ● Best Direction for Career: South, Southeast, Southwest 
    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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