Dog in Chinese Zodiac

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Dog is the most intimate animal friend of people, and it is taking the eleventh place in the Chinese zodiac. People born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006 belong to dog. The Dog is one of the most popular Chinese Zodiac signs in traditional culture. People have relied on dogs for generations due to their keen sense of smell and good hearing, with which they guarded people’s houses to prevent trouble and exorcise evil spirits. Earthly branch symbol Xu represents the year of the dog in Chinese astrology, and it occupies the hours of the day between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Lucky Signs for Dogs in Chinese Zodiac

The year of the dog has its own lucky symbols that will bring those of dog zodiac sign special luck in any year. Here are the dog’s lucky numbers, colors, flowers and directions in Chinese astrology.

  • Numbers – 3, 4 and 9, and any number comprised of such digits, like 34, 94, and 349.
  • Colors – red, green and purple.
  • Flowers – rose and cymbidium orchids.
  • Directions – east and south.

Here are the numbers, colors and directions people born in the year of the dog should avoid:

  • Numbers – 1, 6 and 7, along with all the numbers containing such digits, as in 167, 716, and so on.
  • Colors – white, gold and blue.
  • Directions – west, north, and southeast.

Dog Personality

Dog zodiac sign meaning is loyalty and friendship. When it comes to their most important people, dog will do everything in their power to help and support people who matter to them. These individuals are sincere and loyal and make the most faithful and supportive romantic partners. Sometimes, dog find it difficult to communicate their feelings to others, while people may see it as their stubborn nature. The good nature of the dog zodiac sign makes these people honest when it comes to their careers; they do not seek personal gains through dishonest means. Such individuals are helpful and will forgo their interests in favor of helping their close friends.

Dogs in Chinese Zodiac calendar are honest, friendly, reliable, helpful, faithful, compassionate, intuitive, predictive, diligent, loyal, independent, and dedicatory. Among the weaknesses of dog personality is being short-tempered, stubborn, theory-oriented, critical of others, argumentative, picky, suspicious, and self-reclusive.

Personality by Five Elements of Chinese Zodiac

If a person’s Ben Ming Nian occurs once in 12 years, every 60 years they can also meet their animal sign along with their elemental sign. According to Chinese Zodiac traditions, one of the five elemental signs, including wood, fire, earth, metal and water, is associated with every year of Chinese Zodiac calendar. While there are common characteristics that every one of dog shares, there are certain personality traits that are given to the dogs in Chinese astrology by their elemental attributes, which you can read about in better detail below.

Wood Dog

If you are born in 1934 or 1994, you are a wood dog in Chinese Zodiac calendar. Wood dogs are sincere and patient people who are considerate and understanding when it comes to the problems of others. They are also patient, which especially shows in their work-related projects.

Fire Dog

People whose year of birth is 1946 or 2006 belong to the year of the fire dog. Such individuals are sincere, intelligent, and hard-working, having the ability to succeed if working for somebody else as well as when opening their own business.

Earth Dog

Earth dogs are those born in 1958 or 2018, and currently, it is the year of the earth dog in Chinese Zodiac. These people are serious and responsible in their work projects and always meet the requirements. They are also communicative and enjoy working with others.

Metal Dog

Individuals whose birth year is 1910 or 1970 belong to metal dog among Chinese Zodiac signs. These people are cautious and conservative when making new friends, but they are attractive and desirable to others and are always happy to help those in need.

Water Dog

Those born in 1922 or 1982 belong to the water dog zodiac sign. Such individuals are self-centered, sometimes to the point of being selfish. They are brave and knowledgeable about finances and related economic issues.

Health for Dog

Since dogs in Chinese zodiac are cheerful most of the times, they generally have good health. Such individuals enjoy sports and any kind of physical activity, which makes their immune defenses strong against viral diseases. When they experience periods with a heavy workload and a lot of social outings, it is important for them to find a balance between enough rest and physical activity in order to not get worn out. At work, people under dog sign in Chinese Zodiac tend to be perfectionists, and struggles in their career may lead to an increase in blood pressure. Maintaining good nutrition, exercising regularly, and getting enough rest are the key factors that will help dogs avoid diseases.

Business and Career for Dogs in Chinese Astrology

Dogs are theory-oriented people and they often lack practical experience in daily life. This said, a person of the dog year can have his true potential unfold under a care of an experienced and knowledgeable leader. Such individuals are loyal to their jobs and remain at one workplace for long periods of time. They strictly follow the guidelines and complete their projects within the deadline, for which they receive approval and promotions from their bosses. People of the dog are trustworthy and reliable workers, and they can quickly climb up the career ladder in their desired field.

Dogs will find success as lawyers, teachers, politicians, doctors, accountants, judges, programmers, scientists, philosophers, designers, clerks, and nurses. Their best business partners are rabbits, oxen, monkeys, and pigs.

Dog’s Relationships with Other Signs of Chinese Zodiac

Based on the attributes given to Chinese Zodiac signs, traditionally it can be predicted what will be the best and the worst compatibility situations for people under different animal signs. People of the dog year are loyal and honest. When making close friends, they are being cautious and conservative, so they will take time in order to learn everything in detail about their new friend.

When it comes to romantic relationships, dogs do not fall in love easily. Their emotions can switch fast in daily life, which may create problems in personal relationships. Dog will find their ideal love partners among rabbits and will have close friendships with rats, tigers, pigs, and monkeys. Their worst compatibility is with dragon, sheep, and rooster.