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
The year of 2018 is the Zodiac Year of Birth (Ben Ming Nian) for Dog people. In general, people with Chinese zodiac Dog sign will have a year full of challenges. The financial condition will be not as good as last year. During the Year of Dog, they may suffer from sub-healthy body condition. In 2019, people of Dog sign will have a year full of competitions. It would be better for them to maintain the status quo in career. As for financial condition, investing in aquaculture might bring some benefits. During the Year of Pig, single people will probably fall in love with someone.
Dog Luck in 2018
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 Nov. 13, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dog
Asked by Vera from USA | Nov. 12, 2018 22:49Reply
My husband is a metal dog and I am a wood ox
Are we compatible? He was born 8/24/70 and I was born 5/4/85. When we first met it was instant chemistry and curiosity and we got married very quickly. It’s been quite the ride to say the least, as we have only been married 1 1/2 years. I would like to know your intuition about us. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from LITHUANIA | Nov. 13, 2018 18:50

Hi, it's pretty high of your love compatibility and it's easy for you to face the challenges together and support each other. It's not very common for people to fall in love at first sight, so you are really luck and hope you will have a good life all the time.
Asked by Roshan from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 23, 2018 17:21Reply
I m metal dog born in1970. Some say my unlucky no are 1 6 7 and some 1 6 8 pls help
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Answered by Emma from MALAYSIA | Oct. 23, 2018 19:23

It should be 1, 6, 7 and try to avoid these numbers.
Asked by Jorendel Misajon from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 26, 2018 04:04Reply
Im year of the dog metal one, and i lost my job. Can I get a new job or venture a small business
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Answered by Monica from FRANCE | Aug. 27, 2018 00:22

It seems you can start your own business this year, and taking vacations and attending parties may inspire you to figure out some better career planning.
Asked by Mary C Dela Cruz from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 23, 2018 18:51Reply
I am year of dog ... metal dog. My husband is year of metal pig. Are we compatible in all aspect?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kenneth from USA | Aug. 23, 2018 19:23

The prediction shows that your husband is your best match and both of you have have similar personalities and are very loyal towards your marriage.
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