Chinese Zodiac - Dog

Years of the Dog include 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

2023 Chinese Horoscope For Dog

Lucky Number: 2, 7
Lucky Color: Red
People born under the Chinese zodiac animal sign of the Dog will have an overall good fortune in 2023. They will be quite lucky in all aspects.

2023 Horoscope for Dog

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

Personality of the Dog

Dog Man and Women Peronality Traits
Male Dog Personality  Female Dog Personality 
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
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.
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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.

Dog in Love

Dog is an honest and upstanding sign with a sense of justice. People born in the year of the Dog have a keen intuition, spare no pains at work and they are devoted to the relationship and very loyal to their love.
How to Know a Dog is in Love with You? Male Dog's Attitude Towards Love Female Dog's Attitude Towards Love

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.
Ideal Jobs and Work Partners for Dog
● 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

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

Chinese Calendar

28初二/2 29初三/3 30初四/4 31初五/5 1初六/6 2初七/7 3初八/8
4初九/9 5初十/10 6十壹/11 7十二/12 8十三/13 9十四/14 10十五/15
11十六/16 12十七/17 13十八/18 14十九/19 15二十/20 16廿壹/21 17廿二/22
18廿三/23 19廿四/24 20廿五/25 21廿六/26 22廿七/27 23廿八/28 24廿九/29
25三十/30 九月 (Sep) 26初壹/1 27初二/2 28初三/3 29初四/4 30初五/5 1初六/6

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