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. Chinese zodiac dog personality 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

Chinese zodiac Dog characteristics are honest, cheerful, candid and right-minded, so they can 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

 See more about
Dog's Best Jobs and Working Partners
Dog's Best Business and Career Fields 


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. Dogs' 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 & 2020

- Last modified on Aug. 09, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Dog\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Arun Gopinath from INDIA | Dec. 02, 2019 10:58Reply
My birth date ia 23 November 1982 . I want to know about my success in career
When will i get a proper growth in my career . I am in the Film Industry. Also want to know about my marriage . when will it happen .
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Answered by Makayla from CANADA | Dec. 02, 2019 22:01

The prediction indicates that you will be luck in your career. You are advised to make full use of intelligence and get some successes in career. Keeping modest attitude towards people around will help you maintain harmonious relationship. In addition, about your love relationship, you may fall in love with someone in the first half of 2020. Good luck!
Answered by arun gopinath from INDIA | Dec. 03, 2019 09:15

Thank you so much for the reply
Asked by Hai Bui from CANADA | Aug. 05, 2019 21:36Reply
work related
hi very accurate when reading about my zodiac year (thanks). Nov,27 (Bruce Lee's birthday) 1982.

I have joined a company for almost 3 years and won the technician of the year in the country 2 times already. should i slow down? As it seems this year has more obstacles but i want to go farther and enjoy my coworkers pushing me.
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Answered by Aaryn from UKRAINE | Aug. 08, 2019 00:52

You need to have more confidence about yourself. During this period of time, you can learn more things and skills to improve yourself. Although there may have several difficulties, you can still solve them step by step.
Asked by Katy from IRAQ | Jul. 08, 2019 06:33Reply
female dog, male horse
Hi.. i was born in January.
so he is 5 years older than me and kind of my teacher... i have a crush on him and i think he is interested too, but he doesn't do anything! should i wait for him? or talk to him about anything? i'm a little insecure.
instead of talking to him should i follow his instagram? or is it too much? i'm afraid in three weeks i may not see him again!
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Answered by Madelyn from GERMANY | Jul. 09, 2019 19:51

According to your love compatibility index, you two can become a suitable couple. Thus you should follow your heart and express your feelings bravely. If the result is not that satisfied, you still need to have more confidence about yourself.
Asked by Gemini from USA | Jun. 10, 2019 23:39Reply
Hello, im a Female born on May 24, 1994.
For the past 8 yrs, im having difficulty with finding my way in life and have been struggling to improve myself. I know people have far worst problem than I do, but i just wish that i know where im heading to, if im on the right track or not. Its been 8yrs but i still feel lost.

I dropped out of college few years ago, and went to study again after 2 yrs but i end up with nothing but dissapointments and doubts. Now, im giving myself another chance. Im going back again hoping and praying to finally graduate from college. Im deciding to study nursing, is nursing for me? Will moving to a different state help? From California to Oregon.

Please guide me. Thank you in advance.
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Answered by Charisse from POLAND | Jun. 11, 2019 20:47

Don't worry. Gemini, people always find the right direction in troubles and difficulties. You should believe yourself that you have enough abilities to overcome the troubles. This is the way to accumulate the experience. For your career, it is advised to choose one your really like or familiar with.
Asked by Joana from HOLLAND | Apr. 14, 2019 02:52Reply
Hey im girl born in 31 may 1994 dating older men .
He is soo kind van soo sweet he is born in 07 September 1963 . What can you say about this match ? And the future?
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Answered by Anne from USA | Apr. 14, 2019 20:12

Hi, your love compatibility is great and it is possible to maintain your relationship. However, you may also meet some conflicts due to your large age difference. Communication is very important and learn to be more considerate. Best wishes :)
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