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
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 May. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dog
Asked by Drum from USA | May. 11, 2019 05:02Reply
Water dog, born March 28 1982 - looking to change jobs and move to a new place.
Have been trying since past 4 years. Nothing seems to work out. Reached final stages of interview multiple times and did not make it. Is a change of job and location possible in near future? Feel really stuck in every aspect of life?
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Answered by Janice from CANADA | May. 13, 2019 23:38
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You may find several golden chances to change a better job. However, you need to learn more things, which will help you pass the interview smoothly. You should have more confidence. It is advised to make full use of your strengthen to improve the current situation.
Asked by Kristen Slice from USA | May. 05, 2019 04:51Reply
I'm a Metal Rooster *10/2* and the guy I like is a Wood Dog *8/14*.
According to the match up, we're not to be together. However, I can't help it. What can I do?
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Answered by Shiloh from DENMARK | May. 10, 2019 00:55
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Hi, Kristen, you can still make efforts to improve the relationship. Trying to have more common interests and creating some little surprises are ways to improve. If you two love each other deeply, you need to face the problems and difficulties together. :)
Asked by Charlie from USA | Apr. 28, 2019 18:29Reply
My ex and I are both wood dogs he's 5/31 and I'm 9/14.
I broke up with him but I feel like I made a mistake. It's been 9 months since we've spoken to each other since we broke up, is it worth getting back together? Is it worth reaching out to him?
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Answered by Jennifer from UKRAINE | Apr. 29, 2019 00:23
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I think you two need to find a chance to have a serious communication. If you still love him, you need to tell him bravely. Figure out the problem and solve them together. However, if he had already have a new life, you should give up and let him go.
Asked by Anwar from UAE | Apr. 22, 2019 04:44Reply
I am a Water Dog born on 6th June 1982 and my partner is Horse 28th March 1990.
We are both being challenged with work. I am not happy in the environment where I am working and my partner does not like it either. We are thinking of moving to another country however due to the different languages we speak it doesn't look like it will be easy to just get a job. This is causing stress within the union as he is stress. Is this a good idea to just move to a new country or shall we try harder?
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Answered by Nelly from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 22, 2019 20:54
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Hi, I think moving to another country may be a good idea but you may also face a lot of challenges. You need to have a detailed plan and make a full preparation. However, you can also communicate with your friends or families and seek help from them. Best wishes! :)
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
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Answered by Anne from USA | Apr. 18, 2019 19:04
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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!
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