Year of the Dog

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.

Dog Zodiac Eminent Personalities

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 Apr. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dog
Asked by Barry from CANADA | Apr. 18, 2019 06:35Reply
1987 Aug 16 ( lunar calendar)01:34 am, male
I am not working since April 1,
Should I keep apply for the job?
Take short term courses?
Move back to Vancouver?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Anne from USA | Apr. 18, 2019 19:04

Hi, this year, your fortune in career is positive and you may get a job soon. However, just keep a positive attitude and keep applying for a job. However, if you still fail in next two months, maybe you can considering take a short course. Good luck!
Asked by Barry from CANADA | Apr. 18, 2019 06:30Reply
1958 September 15 ( lunar calendar)17:00 hour
Hello am I getting the jobs I applied?
If so, Toronto or Vancouver?
I live in Vancouver
My son live in Toronto, my daughter live in Vancouver.
Young Ran , Lee
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 18, 2019 19:06

You may have some chances in both cities but make a preparation that you may keep applying a job for a long time. Good luck!
Asked by Lilly from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 17, 2019 03:42Reply
A 1994 Nov 4 female and a 1995 Dec 1 male
Are we compatible? How does this year look for our relationship?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abert from USA | Apr. 17, 2019 18:52

Your compatibility is not bad, However, this year you may face some conflicts. Pay attention to communication and you can finally work it out. Good luck :)
Asked by Barry from CANADA | Apr. 11, 2019 18:02Reply
I’m 1984 May 11 female,born 13:29 pm
Am I going to end the current relationship ? Nov 15, 1986 is his b day. If so will I meet new relationship, and how soon? Will I move to East ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Liam from UKRAINE | Apr. 11, 2019 18:50

Hi, your love compatibility is not very good but it can be improved in your daily life so it is hard to say if you will end the current relationship soon. You love fortune is great and May is the best month for you in love relationship.
Asked by Mike from CANADA | Apr. 09, 2019 13:57Reply
I am a water tiger male 1962 with an earth dog lady 1958.
I am only interested in the earth water dynamic, have read it is a problem. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Natalie from FRANCE | Apr. 09, 2019 20:22

Your love compatibility is great. Take it easy, the elements clash won't affect a lot and you may just have some conflicts sometimes.
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