Dog - Personality and Characteristics


Candid, allegiant, quick-witted

The Dog is the symbol of honesty, frankness and extremely loyalty in all groups. People having the Chinese zodiac Dog sign always have industrious, genuine and righteous characteristics. In addition, most of them have a good sense of humor. Their smooth-talking and resourceful personality traits win high popularity among surrounding people.


Cool-headed, insistent, active

People born in the Year of the Dog have straightforward personality traits according to Chinese zodiac analysis. In career and love, they are faithful, courageous, agile, smart and warm-hearted. They know how to keep secrets and inspire other people's confidence. They could be good leaders. If they fall in love with someone, they would not change. They can also be tremendously stubborn at the right times.


Lack of patience, conservative, anxious

Most women under this sign are quite appealing but lack stability. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. They are irritable and usually bothered by unwarranted anxiety. They sometimes try to flaunt and be brave. They are likely to be an armchair theorist but deficient in practical experience. 


Loyal, keen, creative, patient

Most Dog people are born theoreticians which mean that they seldom apply the theory into practice throughout daily life. Although they have wonderful ideas and good proposals, they lack practical experience. Consequently if they can meet a nice and intelligent leader, they can make full use of their advantages. They are loyal to their jobs and no matter how many troubles they meet, most of them won’t give up easily. They can always complete work tasks within the required time. Bosses can trust them and give them vital work to do. Thus generally speaking, they can get promotions and have stable incomes in early and middle ages.

 Best Jobs for Dog

Their honest, cheerful, candid and right-minded characteristics facilitate find satisfying jobs easily. During work, they prefer to solve problems in a simple and efficient way. They like doing competitive work because their outstanding abilities need to be aroused by difficulties.

Suitable Jobs: doctor, teacher, lawyer, writer, politician, judge, accountant, civil servant, programmer, or philosopher


Money management, stable income, saving money all the time

They can always foresee and catch many golden opportunities to expand own business and gain promotions. If they want, they can try their best to fight for their goals. Generally speaking, most of them have busy and challenging jobs that require their involvement in many social activities. Their charming personality traits win them high popularity among colleagues and business partners. However, although they have stable and abundant income, they are not good at saving and managing money. As a result, they may experience money shortages. Thus they are not advised to invest large amounts of money into unfamiliar fields. In addition, recording daily costs and controlling unnecessary expenses are good ways to save money.

Love and Relationships

Shy, loyal, impressible, enchanting

Although most people born in the Year of the Dog don't know many methods to please their soul mates, they belong to the most loyal type. They have many attractive characteristics in love relationship, such as kind-heartedness, considerate and responsible that can provide enough sense of security to their partners. However, they easily get hurt by others’ words and behaviors sometimes because of their sensitive personality. Thus, it is better not try to cheat them as far as possible in daily life. This always reduces their trust. In addition, they are willing to seek a simple and comfortable love life. Giving them enough space and appropriate distance is an effective way to keep love fresh all the time.

Best Matches: Rabbit
Bad Matches: Dragon, Sheep, Rooster

 See Love Compatibility of Dog, to know more about their compatible Chinese zodiac signs, what they are like in love, and how to get along with them.


Gastrointestinal and respiratory disease, neuralgia, influenza

They are susceptible to fatigue from their busy work. They always want to accomplish every work task perfectly; consequently this tends to increases blood pressure. Lower immunity may bring several respiratory diseases. It is suggested to get enough sleep and keep a healthy diet. In daily life, lightly-flavored food is much better. Eating less hot and spicy food can avoid gastrointestinal problems efficiently. In addition, regular exercise is needed. A timely treatment is suggested when they feel unwell. 

Further Reading on Chinese Zodiac Dog:

 Destiny by Birth Month

 Personality by Western Astrology Signs

 Personality by Blood Types

 Character and Fortune by Five Elements

 Dog Fortune in 2019

- Last modified on Jan. 14, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dog\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Suzannah from USA | Jan. 13, 2019 02:29Reply
Husband is a dog born in July and I am a rooster born in March
We have had a civil marriage , not a lot of romance or joy. We do have 3 wonderful children. I see that we do not have compatible signs. Life has been a struggle, especially with finances. We never have enough, don’t make enough and have lived paycheck to paycheck since we’ve been together for 25 years. (No credit cards, no vacations, rarely go out to dinner or take the kids anywhere because of finances). No savings, And our oldest is supposed to go to college in two years and we have nothing saved. I guess I am wondering are things going to get better. I love him but sometimes wish I made a different choice in a partner. We both feel stuck and stagnant with life, personal growth, job growth, etc. He just started his own remodeling and repair business with hopes of getting his builder’s license( needs to repair his credit first). I am substitute teaching but really want to have my own business, either related to health and wellness, , painting ( I’m an artist) , interior decorating, event planning, I just feel frozen and don’t know what to do.
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Answered by Jason from CANADA | Jan. 14, 2019 16:59

Hi, dear, I'm sorry about your experience. Life is always so hard but don't lose hope. According to the prediction of both of you, it is possible for you to meet a rising tendency in your fortune and things will get better in the new year. Try to have a positive attitude towards life and you can work it out. Best wishes!
Asked by Sandra from UNITED STATES | Dec. 29, 2018 22:34Reply
What financial woes will come in 2019?
We bought a house w/o selling a house, I’m an earth dog 11/29/58, hubby is an earth rat 5/18/48 what can we get ready forum this 2019?
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Answered by Lucy from USA | Jan. 02, 2019 18:39

Hi, the people with sign of dog will have a rising fortune in career and wealth. However, for people with sign of rat, they may continue to live an economical life and suffer a financial loss in the year of 2019. So in general, your fortune is plain but still have chances to solve the problem. Best wishes!
Asked by Joem from PHILILPINES | Dec. 27, 2018 23:15Reply
Born July 13, 1970, what will 2019 be like for me?
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Answered by Anne from CANADA | Dec. 28, 2018 17:58

Things will be better in 2019 for the people with sign of Dog and you may get some benefits through investing. In career, it is suggested to maintain the status quo. In addition, single person may meet their soulmate.
Asked by Sylver from USA | Dec. 27, 2018 07:27Reply
Job interview in January 7th 2019
Is it for the better to switch plumbing company since I just got hired at this present one October 22nd ? I was born in March 7th 1970
The interview is January 7th and it pays more. I’m undecided due to the dog fortune in 2019
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Answered by Jacob from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 27, 2018 17:54

It's hard to say, a satisfies job depends not only on high salaries, you need to consider which company you prefer and have a better development prospect. You can go to the interview to know more about the company first.
Asked by Sylver from USA | Dec. 26, 2018 21:27Reply
Switching work Company this January 7th,2019
Born in March 7th 1970, currently working for a plumbing company since this past October 22nd , got a phone call from a commercial plumbing company for interview this January 7th ,2019
Should I leave my job for the new one?
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Answered by Bryan from CANADA | Dec. 27, 2018 17:49

As the zodiac prediction indicates, it would be better for the people with sign of Dog to maintain the status quo in career. However, I think you need to know more about the new company and have a comprehensive analysis then make a final decision. Good luck!
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