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
  • Best Jobs: Lawyers, judges, organizers, teachers, doctors, civil servants, programmers, advertising planners, bloggers…
  • Best Working Partners:  Tiger, Rabbit & Horse
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 20-40 years old
  • Best Career Fields:  Furniture store, engineering company
  • See more about Dog's Best Business and Career Fields
Dog’s fortune in 2020 is just so-so. People born in the Dog years would have a good luck in marketing planning and improvements of work performance. They may get more money from financial projects, water conservancy projects, or catering projects. However, they should catch the chances actively. There would also be some troubles that they are easy to deal with. Boys will be luck in their love and relationship, but they also need to take the initiative to fight for it. In daily life, they are suggested to have more physical exercises in order to maintain the healthy condition.
Dog Luck in 2020
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 Jan. 15, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dog
Asked by Robin Lee from UNITED STATES | Feb. 20, 2020 21:33Reply
I am born Nov 12 1970. I am with mate born June 22 1969.
Is this good for me?

Also would like to know about career or wealth prospects to begin to work again after 5 years.
Answers (2)
Answered by Dolores from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 23, 2020 19:43

Yes, you can become a good couple. You are romantic and are good at socializing at work. One is capable of giving protection to the other, and the other is good at managing your money and life.
Answered by Robin from UNITED STATES | Feb. 24, 2020 14:37

He is protective. I am very organized. Thank you. I needed to hear this. I am concerned about some kind of income. Not sure if I can ask another question based on my birthdate. I've been so confused on what I can do since my back injury.
Asked by Meka from UNITED STATES | Jan. 31, 2020 08:23Reply
I was born July 25, 1994. What does the year 2020 have in store for me?
I am 25 year old woman who is going through a lot of changes in my life. Are they for better?
Answers (1)
Answered by Julia from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 01, 2020 22:06

Meka, the good news is that there would have some good changes in your life in 2020. You should keep the positive attitude all the time. Just make some breakthroughs and get some successes this year!!!
Asked by Alex from INDONESIA | Jan. 14, 2020 22:02Reply
I was born in 1970.
A. I wonder whether or not I can obtain a great dream job at other company in The Year of The Rat 2020.

B. I also want to know how my wealth/finance will be in The Year of The Rat 2020.

Could someone give me answers? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alva from DENMARK | Jan. 15, 2020 22:14

1. There will have several golden chances for you to find a dream job this year.
2. The stable job will bring stable income. Do not rely on high risked invest fields. Just accumulate the wealth step by step.
Asked by Nanomyth from MALAYSIA | Nov. 13, 2019 04:25Reply
Do water monkey and wood dog get along?
I’m lady water monkey and my colleague lady wood dog we didn’t get along even her presence make my aura uneasy naturally.
Answers (2)
Answered by Alberta from GERMANY | Nov. 13, 2019 17:24

Well, the prediction shows that you two would have a chance to get along well. Maybe if necessary, you can have more communication with her and figure out the problem.
Answered by Gabrielle from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 16, 2019 02:16

Hi I'm Gabe born 1994 4th of July from the philippines. I have been very unlucky this year everytime I prepare or workhard for an opportunity something bad would always come up, Its frustrating! Im hoping my luck will change next year. I'm not wishing it to be super lucky though I'll be in content if things would lighten up. I would appreciate some advise.
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