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 Mar. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dog
Asked by Nicholas from INDONESIA | Mar. 16, 2019 22:31Reply
Our zodiacs= Gemini Dog (born in 1946) & Pisces Dog (born in 1970). Can we succeed to sell a house?
Our Chinese zodiacs are Dogs and our western horoscopes are Gemini (born in 1946) and Pisces (born in 1970). We have been trying to sell our house with a normal market price since last year but so far, we are not successful. Will our effort to sell the house be successful in 2019? Thank you in advance for answer.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 18, 2019 02:44

Hi, your fortune in the year of pig can be good and things may get smooth in the next half year. According to the zodiac prediction, August may be a good time for you to sell the house. Good luck!
Asked by louise from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 16, 2019 06:04Reply
cancerian dog and libra rabbit compatible?
im libra woman, September 28, 1999 and his cancerian dog, July 14, 1994 is this compatible for a long lasting happy relationship because our zodiac sign in west is not so much compatible
Answers (1)
Answered by Anne from NETHERLANDS | Mar. 18, 2019 00:57

Hi, don't worry, you are good matches in Chinese love compatibility. There is no need to believe everything about the horoscope but just follow your heart.
Asked by ANNE from USA | Mar. 06, 2019 02:39Reply
Born October 1982. What is 2019 in store for me - family planning, job change, health?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sally from UK | Mar. 06, 2019 18:33

Generally, your fortune in career will meet a rising tendency and you may get some achievements at work. However, you may need to pay more attention to your family and spend more time to company them. There is no large problem in your health.
Asked by Joseph from CONCEPCION | Mar. 05, 2019 21:21Reply
Born May 4 1994, careers, wealth, and love
What’s the best position I should sleep for career and wealth? My head is pointing South. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey from SINGAPORE | Mar. 06, 2019 18:30

It is lucky for your head to point south, east and northwest.
Asked by Anita from USA | Mar. 03, 2019 04:17Reply
Born March 19, 1958. What does 2019 hold in store for me?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from CANADA | Mar. 03, 2019 19:00

This year, your general fortune is plain and there is no large challenge in career. You are likely to get into a steady stage and witness some good changes in love life.
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