Year of the Dog

The 11th Chinese Zodiac Sign

Personality

The Dog symbolizes character traits such as loyalty, compatibility and kindness. Dogs frequently offer kind words and useful advice, always listening and lending a shoulder when necessary. Dogs often become deeply involved in others’ lives and are sometimes perceived as nosy. Ensuring others are happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success.

Dogs are determined individuals; always wanting to master a new subject before moving on and always finishing what they start. Dogs value friendships; they’re loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable and have strong morals and ethics.

A well-kept, organized home is very important. Keeping a clean home and helping at work stems from the Dog’s need to be active and involved. Dogs spend money wisely, passing on luxury goods in favor of practical items. Dogs also prefer saving money to cover future expenses.

Dogs at times can also be temperamental, narrow-minded and stubborn. When this happens, the Dog takes off alone in order to make things right again inside its head. Dogs can benefit by learning to relax and being more rational.

Relationships

When making close friends, Dogs will take some time to gain a thorough knowledge of their friends, due to their trait of being conservative and cautious. Once they become close friends, Dogs will be faithful to maintain the relationship.

They would rather suffer loss than make trouble for others, and never go against their hearts to do an immoral thing.

In love relationships, Dogs will not easily fall in love with someone. But once they fall in love with someone, they will have great faithfulness to maintain the love relationship and be loyal to the lover. However, their emotions have ups and downs in dealing with love relationships.

  • Best with: Hare
  • Worst with: Dragon, Goat, or Rooster

Luck of the Dog

The following are deemed lucky for those born in a Dog year:

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 49)
  • Lucky days: the 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
  • Lucky directions: east, south, and northeast
  • Lucky months: the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Unlucky Things:

  • Unlucky colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
  • Unlucky direction: southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 5th and 8th Chinese lunar months

Find out more at Chinahighlights.com and Chinesezodiac.com.

 

Rat   •   Ox   •   Tiger   •   Hare   •   Dragon   •   Snake   •   Horse   •   Ram   •   Monkey   •   Rooster   •   Dog   •   Pig

Idols born during the Year of the Dog