Year of the Dog

 2018 is the Year of the Dog according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Earth Dog, starting from the 2018 Chinese New Year on Feb. 16 and lasting to 2019 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 4.
China Zodiac Animal - Dog

Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042...

Dog is man's good friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Xu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Dog

Dog Year Start End
1922 Jan.28,1922 Feb.15,1923
1934 Feb.14,1934 Feb.3,1935
1946 Feb.2,1946 Jan.21,1947
1958 Feb.18,1958 Feb.7,1959
1970 Feb.6,1970 Jan.26,1971
1982 Jan.25,1982 Feb.12,1983
1994 Feb.10,1994 Jan.30,1995
2006 Jan.29,2006 Feb.17,2007
2018 Feb.16,2018 Feb.4,2019
2030 Feb.3,2030 Jan.22,2031

Lucky Signs for People Born in Dog Year:

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Dog Lucky Flowers and Directions of Dog
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
  • Unlucky Colors: blue, white, golden
  • Unlucky Direction: north, west

People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive according to Chinese zodiac analysis. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have harmonious relationship with people around.
  • Strengths
    Valiant, loyal, responsible, clever, courageous, lively
  • Weaknesses
    Sensitive, conservative, stubborn, emotional
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month
  • Best Matches: Rabbit
    They are born to be a perfect match. Similar personality traits and common hobbies add much fun to their love relationship. They can understand each other and face difficulties with enough patience.
  • Bad Matches: Dragon, Sheep, Rooster
    Different sense of worth cause many conflicts in their daily life. Both of them are not willing to share inner true feelings. The lack of effective communication and trust won't bring a happy and relaxing marriage life.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
In general, people of Dog sign will have a year full of competitions in career, wealth and even love life. It would be better for them to maintain the status quo in career and do not involve in unprepared competitions. As for financial condition, investing in aquaculture might bring about benefits. They are advised to take actions immediately when the fleeting opportunities appear. During the Year of Pig, single people will have a large chance to fall in love with someone, but might engaged into competitions with other pursuers.
Dog Luck in 2019
People with Chinese zodiac sign "Dog" have various personality traits based on the twelve western astrological signs, like genuine Aries, assiduous Taurus, attentive Gemini, romantic Cancer, loyal Leo, decisive Virgo, creative Libra, kind Scorpio, honest Sagittarius, prudent Capricorn, energetic Aquarius and wise Pisces.
  • Blood Type O: They are brave, clever, honest and optimistic. Outstanding work abilities and good tempers make them achieve a lot in early and middle lives.
  • Blood Type A: Helping others with all efforts is their biggest virtue. Extensive and stable interpersonal relationship can provide much necessary help to their career.
  • Blood Type B: They always try to achieve success by their own efforts. Honesty and optimism are their shining points.
  • Blood Type AB: With high self-control and prudence in their nature, they always obtain bosses’ recognition in early and middle ages.

Combining the 12-zodiac cycle and the 5-element cycle, people show diverse traits and horoscope. See what kind of Dogs you are.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Dog 1934, 1994 Honest, reliable, considerate, having a strong feeling for justice.
Fire Dog 1946, 2006 Kind-hearted, cautious, working in a down-to-earth way.
Earth Dog 1958, 2018 Persistent, meticulously attentive, with good fortune in wealth.
Metal Dog 1910, 1970 Conservative, accommodating, strong sense of self-respect.
Water Dog 1922, 1982 Foresighted, responsible, but some self-centered.

Celebrities with Chinese Zodiac Dog

Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, Herbert Hoover, Golda Meir, Voltaire, Marcel Proust, George Gershwin, Jane Goodall, Socrates, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Prince William, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Paquin, Brad Renfro, Ellen DeGeneres, Heather Graham, Jessica Biel, Kelly Clarkson, Kirsten Dunst, LeAnn Rimes, Leelee Sobieski, Queen Latifah, Ryan Cabrera, Shirley McLaine, Susan Sarandon, Thora Birch, Uma Thurman, Dakota Fanning, Moises Arias, Andre Agassi, Confucius, Sun Quan (King of Wu in China’s Three Kingdoms Period 220 - 280), Li Yuan (the first emperor of the Tang Dynasty 618 - 907), Zhou Enlai (the first Premier of PRC)
- Last modified on Feb. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dog
Asked by Mary from CANADA | Feb. 12, 2019 20:07Reply
I am a female earth dog dating a male water tiger. It sounds like earth and water are in conflict.
Just wondering how that works? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Sally from CANADA | Feb. 13, 2019 21:44

Hi, it is okay and your Chinese zodiacs love compatibility is highly complementary. The elements won't affect a lot. Best wishes!
Asked by Susie B. from USA | Feb. 06, 2019 11:00Reply
Born April 24th 1958, what is in store for 2019 - relationship, health, employment
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Answered by Jessica from DENMARK | Feb. 11, 2019 18:22

This year, your fortune will meet a rising tendency and also you may get some profits from small investments. However, you need to pay more attention to the family relationship and your health condition. Good luck!
Asked by dom from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 01, 2019 15:09Reply
hi my bday is January 29 1982, planning to invest my hard earned money for a food business
What would you suggest? is it the right time to invest my money?thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by John from CANADA | Feb. 11, 2019 18:19

Hi, this year you may encounter some good changes in career and wealth aspects, so it may be the right time. However, you still need to make a detailed invest plan and risk assessment. Good luck to you!
Asked by shinnn from PHILLIPINE | Jan. 16, 2019 12:52Reply
I meet a guy last December 2018 . He's birthday is Sept. 27 1987 a rabbit zodiac sign.
All is fine everything is smooth we have fun every time until now but i was scared to fall in love with him and get hurt . Im afraid he will meet someone better than me . I just want to know if this kind of relationship should last long ? So i would know what will i do if not . I was born on June 1994 Year of the dog
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Answered by Sally from USA | Jan. 16, 2019 19:21

Hi, your love compatibility is perfect and you are likely to become a good couple. Try to be more confident and brave, you need to catch the opportunity and follow your heart. Don't be afraid or you can never get your true love. Good luck!
Asked by Harry Edward from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 05, 2019 05:49Reply
How much am I compatible with an Aries, wood monkey born on April 16, 2004 (female)
if I'm an Aquarius wood dog born on February 1, 1994 (male)
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from SINGAPORE | Jan. 06, 2019 22:39

Hi, your love compatibility is good. Though some troubles may appear at the beginning, you can work it out through your efforts and have an happy end in the end.
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